Kewpie Deaths - 2022
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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
Olivia Grace Boughton,
Class of 2019, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022.
Billy Don Ballew, Class of 1948, died
Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Moberly, Missouri.
Forrest Edward (Sonny) Perkins,
Jr., Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Alan Roco Mitchell, II, Class of 1996,
passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Capital Regional Hospital in
Jefferson City, Missoui.
Peter Langosch Breece, Class
of 1994, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Boone Hospital.
Warren "Mort" Mordica, Class of 1950, passed
away Thursday, January 6th, 2022 at his home in Columbia.
Keith Sumner, Class of 2021,
passed away Monday, January 3, 2022.
Elizabeth “Jodie” Clark Calvert, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday,
January 2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach,
Joseph Charles Petsel, Class
of 1970, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Boone County
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Posted online on January
Charles Petsel, of Columbia, Missouri, a caring uncle, brother, son and
dog dad, passed away at the age of 71 on January 1st, at 2:15 am at
Boone County Hospital.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Coral
and Joseph E. Petsel on September, 21, 1950. He is survived by siblings
Randy Petsel, Cheryl Williams, Ramona Wayne, and Joe Carrone; and nieces
and nephews Kristy Hampton, Jimmie Petsel (daughter Izzy), Rebecca
Williams, Randy Dale Petsel (sons Blake and Blane), Jennifer Hicks,
Valerie Theberge, Paige Baxter, and Hannah Carrone.
graduating from Hickman High School, Joe took up photography and loved
taking pictures, especially of nature and his dog.
Joe knew many
people and all had an experience or memory with him on a river or
stream. He was always one to watch while floating with, whether he was
trying to spray you with his water gun or helping another family member
flip your canoe. He loved his family and spending time with them and
telling old stories. More than life itself, he loved his animals who
held a very special place in his heart.
Memorial Services will be
held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 8th at The Revolution Church on Leslie Ln.
in Columbia, MO. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Columbia Humane
Society or the animal shelter of donors choice.
Mr. Petsel are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR,
611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.WoodsMemorialServices.com.
Posted online on January 03, 2022
“Jodie” Calvert, age 86, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, January
2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born
July 18, 1935, in Russellville, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Clemons
I. and Velma E. (Ward) Clark.
On August 19, 1954, in Columbia,
Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, William
For many years, Jodie worked as a secretary for
Hickman High School in Columbia.
Jodie was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Columbia.
She was an avid bowler and a member
of the Laurie Area Women’s Bowling Association from 1980 to present.
There, she served as past president and was the secretary for over
In her younger years, Jodie enjoyed camping
and going to derby’s. She always looked forward to traveling with Bill.
Together, they visited all but three of the fifty states.
will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her
husband, Bill, she is survived by her daughters, Brenda Winscott of
Columbia, Missouri, Cheryl York and husband Dale of Rocheport, Missouri,
Sandy Bowerman of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Susan Sontag and husband
Jim of Barnett, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
with two on the way; her sister, Jane McDivitt and husband Gary of
Minneapolis, Minnesota and many other relatives and friends. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Clark and
sister, Judy Felt.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, January 8th, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach
Chapel. Graveside services and interment will follow in Garber Memorial
Estates. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left
online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction
and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Posted online on January 07, 2022
Keith L. Sumner was
born on Sept. 3, 2002 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the son of Lloyd and Barbara
Sumner. Keith moved from Ardmore, OK to the Columbia MO area in 2016. He
was a student at Hickman High and had just completed his first freshman
semester at the University of Missouri. Keith was active in the Hickman
band; recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA; and enjoyed
cooking, birdwatching, and composing and recording his own digital
Keith had strong work ethics and worked as a Shift Manager
at Pickleman’s for several years and recently started as a part time IT
tech as he transitioned into college.
Keith’s life ended abruptly
in a tragic automotive accident on January 3, 2022.
survived by his parents, sister Jennifer Wolf and her husband Joseph
Mangieri, uncle Kenneth Sumner Jr., uncle David Potts & wife Anne Marie,
uncle Daniel Potts & wife Regina, aunt Tammie Phillips & husband Ron,
grandfather Kenneth Sumner Sr., great aunt Bonnie Roberts, girlfriend
Kamryn Kreitz, and many other family members and close friends in MO and
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15,
2022 at the Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church with
viewing/visitation starting at 10-11am, services and interment 11-12pm,
and a memorial luncheon afterwards.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash
Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153.
Posted online on January 12, 2022
Mordica, 89 of Columbia, passed away Thursday January 6th, 2022 at home
with his family.
He was born January 31st 1932 in Columbia to
John and Frances Mordica. He enlisted in the Navy in 1950 in the Korean
During his life he worked as a carpenter then went into the
autobody field for 18 years. He was an avid gardener, cook, father,
arrowhead and mushroom hunter and a fishing fool. He loved the outdoors
and being with his family. Warren married Zula Williamson on May 16th,
1958. Together they raised 8 kids.
He is survived by all 8 kids:
Steve McSwain, Greg McSwain (Mary), Darrel McSwain(Teresa), Ronda
Quigley, Tina Fountain, Jr. Mordica, Tammy Mordica and Tim Mordica and
one sister Gail Perkins. He has 10 grandkids, 14 great grandkids with
one on the way. He had many nieces and nephews. Warren was loved by
many. Preceded in death are his parents John and Geneva Mordica, wife
Zula, brothers Gene, Beck, Bill and his sisters Edith and Fay and his
grandson Ron Acton.
A private interment will be held later.
Warren Elliot leaves behind a good name and lifetime of memories. He
was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Football.
Posted online on January 11, 2022
Breece, 46 of Columbia, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Boone
Hospital. Visitation will be 10 a.m. -11 a.m. Thursday January 13, 2022
at Faith Baptist Church, 3909 Brown Station Rd, Columbia, MO 65202 with
a Memorial Service celebrating Peter’s life beginning at 11 a.m.
Peter was born on April 29, 1975 in Columbia, the son of Frederich Peter
Breece and Sandra (Blumer) Breece. On December 18, 2010 he was united in
marriage to Tamara (Hartle) Breece who survives.
Peter was a
devoted husband and loving father. He was employed in the restaurant and
retail business. He spent the last 12 years working for Wal-Mart. He
enjoyed bowling in a league, playing card games with his friends and
listening to music. He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church
for over 25 years. He loved God. He loved his country but most
importantly he loved his family.
Peter is survived by his wife:
Tammy; their son: Peter Arthur Breece; his siblings: Andrew Breece; Suni
McConnell; Emily Breece and a host of cousins; nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents: Bobby Lee and
Betty Jean Breece.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 3501 Lansing Ave, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
Alan Roco Mitchell,
II, 43 of Columbia passed away due to Covid-19 at Capital Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Family and friends gathered to
celebrate his life.
Alan was born in Columbia, the son of Alan
Roco Mitchell and Debra Worley. He attended Columbia Public Schools and
graduated from Hickman High School. He graduated from the College of the
Ozarks with a degree in education. It was there that he met his future
wife, Bethlehem Mills. Upon returning to Columbia Alan built a career
with the Columbia Police Department first as a booking officer. After
attending the Law Enforcement Training Institute and receiving his
police license he became a fulltime police office. He worked all the
patrol shifts, a downtown foot beat, an evidence technician, and as a
He then entered a second career as an over the road
truck driver for Prime Trucking. He loved driving and it gave him many
Alan leaves behind his beloved wife Beth,
three daughters whom he adored, Emily, Molly, Alyssa; his mother Debra
Mitchell; his father Alan (Sheryl) Mitchell; two sisters Heather, Dawn;
one niece Ramona and one nephew James. Alan will be remembered fondly by
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
(Sonny) Perkins, Jr., 73, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, January
12th. Funeral Service will be 10am, Tuesday January 18 at Memorial
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may gather at Memorial Funeral Home, Monday from 3-6pm.
Sonny was born March 1, 1948 to Forrest and Florence Salmon Perkins. He
was a 1966 graduate of Hickman High School where he was active in the
FFA and served as the Chapter President. He worked for several years
with the University of Missouri as a Master Plumber. He also worked as a
plumber for many years with Fairway Construction. He loved to fish and
spend time with his friends at the River Cabin. He enjoyed riding his
motorcycles, and raised two Parakeets; Big Al and George.
survived by his daughters, Mony Perkins, Windy Leighton, and Sunny
Perkins; sisters; Linda Rodabaugh, Connie Mann, Carol Shubert, and the
twins Rock Perkins and Jo Whitworth; ten grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren, and a loving extended family, many nieces and nephews and
many dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food
Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be shared at
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Billy Don Ballew,
90, of Columbia, Missouri died on January 15, 2022 in Moberly, Missouri.
Born December 5, 1931, in Murry, Missouri, son of Elgin and Marie
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilborn Ballew, sons
Warren Ballew, Glenn Ballew, Steven Ballew, step-son James Storms
(Lori), step-daughter Tammy Calcote (Ralph), six grandchildren and
sisters Janet Wilson and Marjorie Van Horn. He is preceded in death by
his parents, sister Willowdean and brothers Eugene, Richard and Ronnie.
He graduated from Hickman High School at age 16. He served in
Germany as an Army Corporal Technician performing diesel engine repair
during the Korean War. He farmed in the Murry and Hallsville area. His
hobbies were John Deere tractors and playing competitive chess and
checkers with his step-son and grandchildren who will dearly miss their
Pawpaw Billy. He loved to eat ice cream and always said that he liked
just two kinds of pie, cold and hot.
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Boughton, 21, Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2022.
Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022
at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow the
visitation at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Olivia was born on October
18, 2000 in Mesa, Arizona, the daughter of Brian and Clover (Chenoweth)
Boughton. Olivia graduated from Hickman High School and attended Sam
Brown Cosmetology School. She was employed by Varsity Nails as a nail
tech in Columbia.
Olivia loved the outdoors, the sunshine, the
woods and her favorite place the Missouri River. Her smile, bubbly
personality and a laugh nobody can forget. She loved her cats, spooky
haunted places, her friends and family meant everything to her!! She was
a diehard Raider fan! Olivia was a free spirit who needed to be set
She is survived by parents, Brian (Gretchen) Boughton and
Clover (Roger) Helmka, all of Columbia; Brother, Zachary Boughton of
Columbia; sister, Bethany Chenoweth of Columbia; grandparents, Deborah
Black of Columbia, Dennis and Julie Boughton of Chicago, Illinois, Randy
and Cathy Chenoweth of South Carolina and several aunts, uncles and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o of Bach-Yager Funeral
Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202..
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