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Those we love truly never die
Though year by year the sad memorial wreath--
A ring and flowers, types of life and death--
Are laid upon their graves.
Well blessed is she who has a dear one dead
A friend she has whose face will never change,
A dear communion that will not grow strange.
The anchor of a life is death.
There is no death, nor change, nor any ending.
Only a journey, and so many go
That we who stay at length discern the blending
Of the two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
Come to the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
Are but ourselves, made beautiful instead.
 From, "Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Author Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
Arranged by, Helen D. Williams



























 






OBITUARIES COURTESY OF "THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
Lydia Pickard Schoene, Class of 1977, passed away  Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Carl Justin Hinshaw, Class of 1975,passed away at his home in Boonville, Missouri, Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Edwin Lee "Ed" Andrews, Class of 1978, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Richard ("Rick") Northup, Class of 1975, died Saturday, June 11, 2022 in Columbia.

Daniel Knight, Class of 1985, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022.

Ernest "Ernie" Ray Chick, Class of 1966, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Kimberly Gail Winter-McGhee, Class of 1980, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Don Edwards, Class of 1954, passed away at Wesley Woods Care and Rehab Center in Waco, Texas, Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Harold Eugene (Squeak) Harmon, Class of 1960, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

Elmer Eugene McQuitty, Class of 1966, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center.

Todd Eric Irelan, Class of 1992, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Jay Merlyn Elliott, Class of 1943, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in a retirement home in Pasadena, California.

James Thomas Watson (Tom), Class 0f 1956, died Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at his home in Columbia, Missouri.

Henry Dale McBaine, Class of 1959 of Boonville, Missouri, passed Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Raymond Walker Hayes, Class of 1960, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Lena Pearl Davis Grant, Class of 1956, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022.

Charlene (Char) Kay Pickens, Class of 1968,  passed away Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Gary Michael Cannaday, Class of 1962, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2022 at his daughter’s home in Columbia.

John Clifton Cleek, Class of 1968, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022.

Jack E. Oliver, Class of 1942, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Kendal Gross, Class of 1967, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022.

Paul "Larry" Etnire, Class of 1962, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

David Alexander Dalton, Class of 1968, died Monday, February 28, 2022.

Marti Jean Sigsbee, Class of 1968, died Sunday, February 27, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

George W. Bremer, Class of 1961, passed away, Friday, February 25, 2022.

Patricia “Trish” Taylor Moreau, Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

Velora Bess Cross Walkowicz, Class of 1973, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022.

Sam Paul, Class of 1961 passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 in Longmont, Colorado.

Melinda Ann Rievley Whitacre, Class of 1974, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2022 at her home in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Gail Worth DeBord, Class of 1953, died Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

Linda Frances Tremaine, Class of 1968, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022.

Wanda F. Payne Closser, Class of 1964, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home in Auxvasse, Missouri.

Shirley Ann Cleveland Shadrick, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2022.

Kenneth Leon Stephens, Class of 1947, passed away at his daughter’s home on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

Marilyn Miller Young, Class of 1948, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

Roy Lee (R.L.) Hoefer, Class of 1955, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Bluffs Retirement Home in Columbia, Missouri.

John Robert Jutton, Class of 1955, passed away, Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Allen, Texas.

Louis McCoy"Stubby" Danley, Class of 1954, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home in Linn Creek, Missouri.

Edward St. Clair Walker, Jr, Class of 1951, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Nadine Baumgartner Owen, Class of 1946, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at her home in Ashland, Missouri.

Justin Thomas Foley, Class of 1991, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Ralph J Danley, Class of 1955, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 in Shawnee, Kansas.

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.

Mary Elizabeth Jones Hill, Class of 1970, passed away Thursday January 6, 2022.

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.

Joanne Elizabeth “Jodie” Clark Calvert, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Joseph Charles Petsel, Class of 1970, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Boone County Hospital.



 















































 










Posted online on January 05, 2022

Joseph 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.

After 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.

Arrangements for 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

Joanne Elizabeth “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 E. Calvert.

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 twenty-five years.

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.

She 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 music.

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.

He is 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 abroad.

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

Warren "Mort" 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 War.

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.

Published by Cater Funeral Home, 1520 E Rollins, Moberly MO 65270 on January 8, 2022

Mary Elizabeth Hill, 69, of Moberly passed away unexpectedly, Thursday January 6, 2022. She was born October 26, 1952 in Columbia to John T. and Rose (Cook) Jones

She is survived by her children Tammie Burchell and her husband Gary, Kelly Kitchen and her husband Damon all of Huntsville and Tommy Gessling of Forrest Green, MO, a brother Chuck Jones of Columbia, 2 sisters Janice Wasinger of Moberly and Patricia Strader of Westminster, CO, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers Bobby Strader and John Edward Jones.

Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She spent her time doing arts and crafts, quilting, and taking trips to the casino. Her family will miss her deeply.

Per her request, there will be no public services at this time. Cremation With Care, a service of Cater Funeral Home.

Posted online on January 11, 2022

Peter Langosch 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 65201.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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 detective.

He then entered a second career as an over the road truck driver for Prime Trucking. He loved driving and it gave him many great experiences.

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 many.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on January 15, 2022

Forrest Edward (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.

He is 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 65202

Online condolences may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

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 Ballew.

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.

Interment private.

Posted online on January 19, 2022

Olivia Grace 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 free.

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 cousins.

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..

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

Submitted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia

Mr. Ralph J Danley
AUGUST 18, 1937 – JANUARY 19, 2022

Mr. Ralph J Danley, age 84, of Shawnee, Kansas passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Ralph was born August 18, 1937.

Ralph graduated from Hickman High School of Columbia MO in the Class of 1955.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Danley family.

Posted online on January 28, 2022

Justin Thomas Foley, 49, of Columbia, Missouri, died on January 20, 2022, of complications from kidney cancer.

He was born on January 20, 1973, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Nancy (Epperson) Foley and Tom Foley. He moved with his family to Topeka, Kansas, in 1976, and then to Columbia, Missouri, in 1988.

Justin graduated from Hickman High School in 1991 and from Columbia College in 1997, with a BA in history and political science. He married Laura (Ryan) Foley on October 19, 1996. Their son, David, was born in October 2012.

He is survived by his mother, Nancy, of Columbia; father, Tom, of Tallahassee, FL; wife, Laura, and son, David, both of Columbia; brother, Trevor, sister-in-law, Kami, and nieces, Teagan and Tenley, of Holts Summit; and countless other loved ones who have been touched by his wit, his huge heart, and his helping hands.

The burial will be private, but a celebration of life is planned for a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Ellis Fischel Patient Assistance Fund or the Food Bank for Northeast and Central Missouri.

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.-Viktor Frankl

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.

Posted online on January 29, 2022

Nadine B. Owen, 93, of Ashland, passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Nadine was born on April 7, 1928 in Boone County, Missouri, the daughter of Noah and Mary Fern (Short) Baumgartner.

Nadine attended Hickman High School, graduated from Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois, and had some college courses. Nadine was married to Stanley M. Owen on August 17, 1946 in Columbia, Missouri.

She was a homemaker, a seamstress for the public from 1964-2000, and a reweave for Pucketts in Columbia from 1965 to 1978. She was an avid gardener, and loved spending time with family.

She was survived by her sons: Ralph Owen, David Owen, both of Columbia, Paul (Karen) Owen of Ashland, Timothy (Sandra) Owen of Shawnee, Kansas, Samuel (Michele) Owen of Ashland, Stephen (Valerie) Owen of Columbia; grandchildren: Rachel, Christina, Stacy, Shelley, Marsha, Joe, Paulette, Brad, Daphne, Michael, Kayla, Nathaniel, Andrew, Linsey, Sara, Larissa; and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Stanley M. Owen, daughter, Ruth Ann (Owen) Obrien, siblings: Irene Borah, Margaret Vandiver, August Baumgartner, Albert Baumgartner, Nona Mae Renfro, Bill Baumgartner.

Friends and family will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Nilson-Millard Cremation & Burial Center, with Pastor Richard Todd officiating. Interment will follow at Barnes Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barnes Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nilson-Millard Cremation & Burial Center, 5611 E. St. Charles Rd.; Columbia, MO 65202. (573) 474-8443. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nilsonfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on January 31, 2022

Edward St. Clair Walker, Jr, 88, of Columbia, MO, passed away on January 25, 2022. Ed was born at Lee Hospital in Fayette, MO, on July 6, 1933, to Edward St. Clair Walker, Sr. and Helen (Sumpter) Walker. Ed grew up in Fayette and Bunceton. His family moved to Columbia when he was 10.

Ed graduated in 1951 from Hickman High School. He attended the University of Missouri for three years and studied landscape architecture and horticulture.

In 1956, Ed began his service in the U.S. Army. He had his basic training in Ft. Lewis, WA, and then attended the Quartermaster School at Ft. Lee, VA, until 1958. He returned to Columbia in 1958 and continued serving in the Army Reserves until 1962. While in service he was on the Rifle Team and received medals for his marksmanship. Ed frequently said he “shot skeet with the Colonel and the General and drove both their wives to take them shopping.” He ran the NCO Club and “saw a lot of action but never any combat.”

Ed owned and operated Walker’s Appliance Store in downtown Columbia in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He later was employed by the local phone company, GTE, for twenty plus years. He retired from the phone company as a Switchman – helping to maintain the inside office equipment.

Ed was a member of Columbia Elks Lodge #594 and the Columbia Philatelic Society.

Ed was passionate about “the farm.” From doing hay, his trucks, fixing things, cows, dogs, cats, goats, sheep, horses, and gardening – he loved it all. Attending auctions was another passion, and many auctioneers knew him personally. He was known to have a beer or two with the neighbors and even his favorite goat at one time. He could also show everyone his favorite dance – the jitterbug – much to the delight of some of his kids’ friends.

Ed is survived by his wife, Jean (Storm) Walker and his sister, Carol “Jerry” Wasem of Chicago. He is also survived by four daughters: Julie (Stan) Frink, Jennifer Bray, Jacque (Troy) Brake, Jessica “Shorty” Walker, and one son, Jon Walker. In addition, he is survived by nine grandchildren: Jake (Kelley) Frink, Amber (Chris) Vroman, Katie Frink, Justin Wright, Elle Bray, Dakota (Teran) Brake, Bella Brake, Attis Veros, and Eddie Reddy. Ed had 12 great grandchildren, a nephew, cousins, and extended family who he also leaves behind.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and one son, William Edward “Teddy” Walker, who died in infancy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Mt Pleasant Christian Church, Baldridge Alumni Association, or the charity or organization of your choice.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be postponed until later this year.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted by Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home
15 Clint Avenue
Camdenton, MO 65020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Louis McCoy Danley of Linn Creek, Missouri, who passed away on January 26, 2022, at the age of 85, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Louis McCoy Danley to pay them a last tribute.

Services:
Friday, February 11 2022
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home
15 Clint Avenue
Camdenton, MO 65020

Submitted February 2022 by everloved.com

John Robert Jutton beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend died peacefully on February 5, 2022 in Allen Texas.

John was born on October 11, 1936 in Little Rock Arkansas. He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia Missouri and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. He married Cecille Mignon Clements on February 21, 1960 and were married for 58 years and they had three daughters (Kelley, Becky and Jenny) where they lived for over 20 years in Saint Louis Missouri.

Preceded in death by William L. Bradshaw, Doris C. Bradshaw, wife Cecille Mignon Jutton, sister Jane Blankenship (sister), Fredrick Jutton (brother), Thomas Jutton (brother) and Jessica Anne Castle (granddaughter).

John is survived by Bill Bradshaw (brother), Kelley Mathis (daughter), Becky Fisher (daughter) and Jennifer Shipman (daughter) and his grandchildren, Alex Bichel, Cole Castle, Austin Castle, Jena Fisher and John Fisher and his four great grandchildren Quinley Castle, Addie, Casen and Cohen Castle and his nephews Bill Blankenship, Rick Blankenship, Andy Bradshaw and Carrie Bradshaw and grandnephew Zach Bradshaw.

John had a successful career in journalism starting with the Associated Press and eventually retiring after many years in Public Relations at Fleishman Hillard. Post his retirement, John and Mignon bred and raced thoroughbred horses at “Jutton Farms” in Millstadt Illinois and Wentzville Missouri before moving to Texas in 2006.

John’s passion in life was for his family, his many German Shepherds, thoroughbred horses and his extensive travel to all four corners of the world. John was a devoted husband, father, son, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, great uncle, and dear friend to many.

John will be remembered as a loyal friend and his devotion to his family.

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Submitted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia

Roy Lee (R.L.) Hoefer, 84, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2022, at the Bluffs Retirement Home in Columbia, Missouri. R.L. was born in St. Louis, MO, on May 23, 1937, to Letha Belle Farthing Hoefer and Lee Roy Hoefer. R.L. had one brother, Thomas Durwood Hoefer. Their family later moved to Columbia, where Durwood and R.L. attended and graduated from Hickman High School. R.L. was very active in sports, which he loved throughout his lifetime. He was an especially big fan of the Missouri Tigers and Kansas City Chiefs! Following high school, R.L. enlisted in the United States Navy in May of 1955, where he served as a dental tech and in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery, until he was honorably discharged with a good conduct medal in May of 1958.

R.L. first met the love of his life, Marilyn Jones, when he returned home from the U.S. Navy and began doing construction work. They were introduced by his sister-in-law, Shirley Hoefer, with whom Marilyn worked at Jesse Hall. Marilyn had just completed two years at Christian College and two years at Mizzou, where she graduated with a degree in education. She went to Colorado to teach while R.L. attended Mizzou. When they could grab some time together, they enjoyed jitterbugging and often went on country drives. R.L. proposed to Marilyn after he finished college with a degree in education, and she accepted. They were married in Colorado (where Marilyn was teaching) on June 10, 1967. They subsequently moved to Kansas City, and ended up in their family home where they raised their children and remained for over 50 years, from February of 1969 through July of 2021. They loved children and adopted their two much-loved children, Kimberly Michelle Hoefer (Elton) of Springfield, MO and Mark Preston Hoefer of Kansas City, MO.

Throughout their adult life, they often enjoyed months with Marilyn’s sister, Lynda Brooks of Cordoba, Tennessee. Their best friends were always Jo and Dave Harper and Ruth and Ron Woods. With these two couples, they lived in Kansas City, and shared an apartment complex, as well as Lake places (cabins) on the Lake Road 535, just outside of Laurie. They enjoyed relaxing while spending time with family and friends, barbecuing and boat riding.

R.L. was preceded in death by his parents, and brother and sister-in-law. He is survived by his wife, two children, and one grandchild, Erin Michael Elton, of Springfield. He is also survived by his niece, Karen Hoefer, as well as by many dear friends and cousins, several of whom have blessed us by being here this week. R.L.’s passing has definitely left a void in our lives, but we are all blessed by wonderful memories of time spent with him, many of which will be shared at our celebration of his life, to be held in the Welcome Center at The Community United Methodist Church, located at 3301 West Broadway on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. A parking lot and entrance is located on the north side of the building. Following the celebration of life, there will be an informal gathering at the home of Julie Kammerich, 4002 Daylily Ct., Columbia, MO.

R. L.’s body will be cremated and interment will take place on Friday, February 25, at 2:00 P.M. at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home.

Posted online on February 16, 2022

Marilyn Miller Young, 91, of rural Fayette, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. She was born November 21, 1930, in St. Louis to Senator Roy D. Miller and Nelle Cogle Miller. Marilyn’s family made Columbia their permanent home when she was in elementary school. Marilyn was named Homecoming Queen at Hickman High School, graduating in 1948. She received an associate’s degree in 1950 from Stephens College, then transferred to the University of Missouri where she was a member of her beloved Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and received a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising in 1952.

Marilyn met the love of her life, Robert Overton Young, in 1949 at the Missouri State Fair. They married on August 31, 1952, at First Christian Church in Columbia. They moved to Kirksville in 1953 when Bob received a commission as 2nd Lt in the Air Force, serving as an aircraft controller. Upon Bob’s release from active duty in 1955, the couple relocated to a family farm northeast of Fayette where they raised their family. They remained completely devoted to each other for more than 67 years until Bob’s death on January 10, 2020.

Upon moving to Fayette, Marilyn attended Central Methodist College, obtaining a degree in education. She created the home economics program at Clark Middle School and taught at Fayette High School, retiring after 20 years. She had a second career as travel director for Commercial Trust Co. in Fayette and Callaway Bank in both Fulton and Columbia. Together, Bob and Marilyn led groups on trips all over the world and travelled extensively due to Bob’s involvement in Lions Club. They enjoyed these years immensely, making many friends and memories along the way.

Marilyn was an active volunteer in many capacities, serving as Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout leader to being named the first woman to serve on the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation board of directors. She served on the advisory board for Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and was a long-time member of Kappa Alpha Theta advisory board and corporation board. For multiple decades, Marilyn was a member of Linn Memorial United Methodist Women, UMW Lydia Circle, LTS Club, Couples Club and two local bridge clubs.

Marilyn is survived by three children: Rob Young and wife, Nan, of Fayette; Mindy Young of Columbia; and Lindsay Young Lopez and husband, Robert Bennett, of Columbia; four grandchildren, Sam Young, Elizabeth Bennett, Ben Lopez and Kate Lopez. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Young; an infant daughter, Dawn; sister, Mary Frances Brightwell; brother, Dr. LeRoy Miller; and son-in-law, Anthony Lopez.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Linn Memorial Methodist Church in Fayette with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and funeral at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, it was Marilyn’s wish that memorial contributions be directed to the Bob and Marilyn Young Legacy Fund at Ashland Cemetery. Located south of Fayette, historic Ashland Cemetery is the final resting place for generations of families with connections to Howard County. Contributions may be mailed to: Richard Baskett, President, Ashland Cemetery Association, 5474 Bittergreen Lane, Columbia, MO 65202.

Posted online on February 16, 2022

Kenneth Leon Stephens, 92, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday, February 10, 2022. Kenneth was born in Columbia, Missouri, on April 13, 1929, the first child of Leon P. and Eva T. (Woods) Stephens. He attended Hickman High School where he participated in football and track.

Kenneth graduated high school in 1947 and joined the U. S. Army in July of that year. 18 months later he returned to Columbia, remaining on Inactive Reserve. In 1949, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Columbia as a letter carrier. In 1950, he was recalled to active duty by the Army and served in Korea during the Korean War. In 1951, he returned home and returned to work at the Post Office.

On September 9, 1952, Kenneth married Nellie Sue Hinshaw (also a Columbia native and 1947 graduate of Hickman High School), eloping to Arkansas to avoid shivaree. They remained in Columbia and celebrated 69 wonderful years of marriage in 2021. They had two children, Glenn L. “Steve” and Kena Sue Stephens. Kenneth was a wonderful dad, encouraging and supporting his children’s sports activities, interests, and other endeavors.

Kenneth retired from the U. S. Postal Service in 1984 after 35 years of dedicated service and after becoming the Assistant Postmaster in Columbia and Postmaster in Glascow and Moberly, Missouri.

After retirement, Kenneth enjoyed keeping busy. He loved golfing with his friends, fishing (including trips to Minnesota), volunteering, and being with family. He helped both children build their homes, learning carpentry and other skills, including driving a dump truck. He was a fitness enthusiast, continuing to work out most of his adult life. He was a member of American Legion Post 202 and VFW Post 280 and participated regularly in the VFW Honor Guard. He was also a member of United Postmasters and Managers of America.

After retiring, Kenneth realized a lifetime dream of flying by purchasing a Cessna airplane and becoming a pilot. He volunteered at Meals on Wheels and Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center. He loved animals, especially his pet dogs Puppy, Nikki, and Maddie and supported multiple animal and human charities. He was always available to help a friend or neighbor in need, whether it was mowing a lawn, feeding pets, or driving to a doctor’s appointment.

Kenneth is survived by his wife Nellie Sue; daughter Kena Sue (Stephens) McAfee and her husband John McAfee; nieces Ginger (Jacobs) Pisarik (husband Tom) and Sherri (Jacobs) Redmon (husband Steve); and brother-in-law Ralph Bandy Jacobs.

He was preceded in death by his parents Leon and Eva Stephens, his son Glenn L. “Steve” Stephens, and his sister Delores Jean (Stephens) Jacobs.

Services will be held at a later date.

Cards of sympathy can be mailed to Hedges-Scott Funeral Home at PO Box 49, Camdenton, Missouri 65020.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.

Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home & White Chapel Cemetery, 6600 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119

Shirley Ann Shadrick, longtime northland resident passed away on February 13, 2022.
She was born on March 13, 1935 in Columbia, MO the daughter of Raymond and Mildred (Jordan) Cleveland. She graduated from Hickman High School in May, 1953. She married her high school sweetheart, Harold Lloyd Shadrick on June 21, 1953. They moved to Kansas City where they raised three children. Shirley volunteered for many organizations and was very active in her children's activities. She was a member of Northland Cathedral Church where she participated in many of the ministries.

Survivors include her loving husband, Harold Lloyd Shadrick; two daughters, Debbie (Greg) Saragusa of Liberty, MO and Laurie Shadrick (Steve Shearer) of Lee's Summit, MO; a sister, Betty Walker of Golden, CO; a brother, Bob Cleveland of Waukee, IA; four grandchildren, Andrea (Josh) Cook, Lindsey (Tyler) Klein, Jon (Kelsey) Saragusa, and Matt (Cayla) Saragusa; and eight great grandchildren; also surviving are nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Kirby Lee Shadrick; daughter in law, Martha Shadrick; a brother, Morris Cleveland of Columbia, MO.

A private family graveside will be held at White Chapel Cemetery. A celebration of life for friends and family will be announced at a later date.

Posted online on February 16, 2022

Wanda F. Closser, 76, of Auxvasse, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at her home.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 19, at Arnold Funeral Home with Pastor Toby Hanson officiating. Visitation is Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Wanda was born on October 23, 1945 in Columbia, the daughter of Leroy and Ruth (Griffith) Payne. On May 24, 1991 in Columbia, she married Doyle L. Closser.

Wanda was a 1964 graduate of Hickman High School. She worked at MFA Oil in Columbia and then worked in student affairs at the University of Missouri from which she retired. Wanda was a member of New Testament Christian Church in Auxvasse. She relaxed by reading, playing computer games or drinking a glass of wine. Wanda had been a member of the Elks Club 594 in Columbia. She was loved and well-liked by all.

Survivors include her husband, Doyle; six children, Stephen (Sue) Pace of Columbia, Brandon (Carrie) Pace of Ashland, Ron (Jan) Pace of Auxvasse, Pete (Vicky) Pace of Gardner, KS, Melissa Closser of Columbia and Tim (Kim) Closser of Jefferson City; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Closser was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Brandon Guilfoyle-Pace and Nicholas Brey; two brothers, Bobby Payne and Donald Payne; and three sisters, Joyce Marsh, Jody Mons and Patsy Sue Short.

The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Memorials may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.

Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com.Posted online on February 19, 2022

Linda Frances Tremaine

10/10/1948 – 2/14/2022

Linda Frances Tremaine, 73, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away February 14, 2022. A celebration of Linda's life will be held at Noon on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 at the Waters House, 1905 Hillcrest Drive, Columbia, Missouri. The following Monday, Linda will be interred next to her father at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Missouri.

Linda was born October 10th, 1948 in Columbia, the first child of Arthur Marvin and Eva Marie Papen Tremaine. She earned a high school diploma from Hickman High School and later a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History from Columbia College. Linda retired from the University of Missouri after many years of employment doing office support work in the General Services Building and later as a secretary for the Psychology Department. Linda was a passionate and active member of the Democratic party where she volunteered countless hours of her time to their causes. She tirelessly campaigned for adoption law reform, as well. In addition to politics, Linda was a huge history buff, a collector of cook books, and a long-time fan of the Young and the Restless.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca Avery, Kevin Avery, and Jessica Wright, all of Columbia; her sister Charlotte (James Bullard) Tremaine; her brother, David Tremaine; six grandchildren, Savannah, Traven, Adelynn, Angelica, Crystal and Tristen; several nieces and nephews, and a loving extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband John Shipley; and a younger brother, Freddy Tremaine.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made in Linda’s name to Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Columbia, Missouri 65202.

Online condolences may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Submitted by Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe LA 71291

Gail Worth DeBord, ThD was born in Columbia, MO on May 31, 1935. He died February 15, 2022 at the age of 86. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Lee Short DeBord; parents – Worth and Evelyn; brother – Larry. He is survived by sons – Mark (Kelli) and Matthew (Kay); grandchildren – Joshua DeBord (Jackie), Julie Hamilton (Will), Timothy DeBord (Whitney), Tyler Albritton (Kelsey), Courtney Albritton, Alexandra Cory (Tyler); and great grandchildren – Juliet DeBord, Jackson DeBord, Adalyn Grace Albritton and Hunter Hamilton.

Raised on a farm in Missouri, Dr. Gail Worth DeBord was without question one of those “larger than life” men who don’t have to embellish stories to make them exciting, his life experiences were actually spectacular. Whether he was alligator hunting, fishing Louisiana swamps in a literal cypress dugout, hunting in Texas, snow skiing in Switzerland, trout fishing in Canada, mountain climbing in California, or taking up a new hobby in his late 40s like scuba diving, there was nothing mundane about his tales! The time spent with his two sons playing basketball, ping-pong, fishing, hunting, or watching them play sports included many life lessons taught along the way. All this does not include other personal pursuits that might arise like collecting all types of barbed-wire found in the wild, loading his own rifle shells, developing his own film, or digging his own dugout from a cypress log. But believe it or not, our father was known for something much more vital, something he pursued with even more passion. He was a preacher of the Word of God, a proclaimer of life in Jesus Christ! Having pastored several churches full-time for over 45 years, having preached all over the world, and having personally led many souls to Christ, the impact of his life will have many eternal returns, all to the glory of our great God and Savior, the Lord Jesus! “How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news” (Isaiah 52:7a). To us, he was “Dad.” The blessings instilled within us are far more than anyone could deserve! Thank you, Lord, for enriching our lives with the wealth of Your providence through our father, Gail DeBord!

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Feazel Chapel at First Baptist Church West Monroe. Visitation will be from 10:00am until time of service at 11:00am. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe, LA. www.griffinfuneralhome.net

In lieu of flowers or to make a memorial, please donate to Gideons International.

Posted online on February 19, 2022

Melinda Ann Whitacre, age 66 of Bowling Green, Missouri, peacefully and gently passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2022 at her residence after an extended illness. She was surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held Monday February 21st, 2022 at 1pm at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson Street, Columbia, MO 65203 with a small service to follow at 2pm. Per her wishes she will be cremated.

Melinda was born in Columbia, Missouri to Hilda Pauline Pracht and Melvin Junior Rievley on April 13, 1955. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated Hickman High School in 1973.

She married Leland Ray DuBose April 20, 1974 and had 2 children; a daughter Misty and a son Dustin. She worked at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and later transferred to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida in 1984. She worked there for several more years.

November 21, 1988 she married Robert (Bob) Allen Whitacre in Tampa, Florida. He was a father of 2 sons, Robert (Rob) and Timothy (Tim). In 1989 they welcomed a Daughter, Stacey. They became entrepreneurs and opened Mom’s Closet in Zephyrhills, Florida. After a few years her husband began working for Walmart management team and the family were transferred to many towns around the Midwest. After Bob’s retirement, they found themselves in Unionville, Missouri. She started a quilting business and taught many women the craft of quilting. When Bob’s health declined, they finally settled in Bowling Green, Missouri. She created an online business of repurposing various items others no longer needed. She had a natural talent to know when items had more value. She was very successful and made a lot of friends during these business ventures.

Her survivors include sons Robert Allen Whitacre II (Hollie) of Vermontville, NY, Timothy Michael Whitacre of Kuwait and Dustin Lee DuBose of Chicago, IL. Her daughters Misty Dawn DuBose of Columbia, MO and Stacey Marie Miller (Jason) of Palmyra, MO; eight grandchildren. Her brothers, Paul Melvin Rievley of Columbia, MO and Michael Louis Rievley (Kimberly) of Texas. Her sister Catherine Louise Peach (Jim) of Columbia, MO. Her sister-in-law Dee Ann Clark (Rich) and a host of nieces and nephews. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.heartlandcremation.com. (573) 442-7850.

Published by Blue Mountain Mortuary, Longmont CO, February 23, 2022.

Sam Paul's passing at the age of 78 on Friday, February 18, 2022 has been publicly announced by Blue Mountain Mortuary in Longmont, CO.

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Obituary for Velora Bess Walkowicz

Velora Bess Walkowicz, 67, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at St. Luke United Methodist Church at 12PM. Visitation will be from 11-12 Saturday at the church.

Velora Bess Cross Walkowicz was born November 3, 1954 in Callaway County the daughter of Eddie G. Cross Sr., and Helen Stapleton Cross. She joined Simpson Chapel AME Church at a young age. She married Ken Walkowicz and he preceded her in death. She worked at the University of Missouri. Bess was a very loving person who would help anyone in need. She loved spending time with her family.

She leaves to cherish her memory three sisters Lena M. Norfleet, Maggie McDonald and Sue W. Cross all of Columbia, MO, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, nine brothers, and four sisters.

At this time the family of Velora is accepting donations for the celebration of life for their loved one. Any amount is a blessing to the family. Donations can be made at https://fundthefuneral.com/velora-bess-walkowicz.

Posted online on February 26, 2022

Patricia “Trish” Moreau passed away February 23, 2022. Trish was born, August 14, 1948, in Boone County to the late Elmo and Betty (Cornelius) Taylor. She attended Hickman High School and graduated in 1966. Trish married Leigh Moreau in 1966 and celebrated 55 years together. Trish worked at Lari’s florist for many years as a bookkeeper.

Trish is survived by her husband, brother; J.T. (Deb) Taylor, nephews; Bryan and John Taylor and niece; Amy Gott.

A celebration of Trish’s life will be held at a later date, when the weather is warmer.

Memorial donations can be made to Coyote Hills, 9501 W. Coyote Hill Rd. PO Box 1. Harrisburg, MO 65256 or to Mobility Worldwide MO, 4825 E. Meyer, Columbia, MO 65201.

Please visit www.memroialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com to leave condolences and check for updated service information.

Submitted by Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy
Lynchburg, TN 37352

Obituary for George Wallace Bremer

George W. Bremer, age 78, of Dutton, AL passed this life, Friday, February 25, 2022. He was born March 1, 1943 in St. Charles, Missouri to the late Phillip and Jane (Rogers) Bremer. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Donna Bremer; and brother, Larry Bremer.

George was retired from the U.S. Army and worker at Redstone Arsenal in Civil Service. He was a Traveling Evangelist and an Artist, specializing in painting and drawing. George loved reading and watching westerns and also enjoyed collecting guns.

Private services will be held at a later date.

George is survived by his children, Hans Bremer (Alexis), Brandon Bremer (Vanessa), Rickey Bremer (Jennifer), Jason Bremer (Cynthia), Rachel Thrasher (Brandon) and Jacqueline Burton (Eddie); grandchildren, Jaxon Bremer, Carson Bremer, Luke Bremer, Lane Bremer, Victoria Miller (William), Olivia Bremer, Samantha Bremer, Zoey Pike, McKenzie Mize (Caleb), Mason Thrasher, Murphy Thrasher, Jocelyn Burton, Jacey Long (Brayden), Juley Burton, Jessica Burton, Alexandria Jergensen (Caleb), and Nicholas Stanley; great-grandchildren, Elijiah Bremer, Harper Jergenson, Miles Jergenson, and Dawson Jergenson.

Visit our online guestbook at www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com.

Lynchburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Posted online on March 01, 2022

Marti Jean Sigsbee, 72, of Fairfax, Iowa, formerly of Columbia, Missouri, died Sunday, February 27, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A livestream of the memorial service may be accessed on the funeral home website tribute page for Marti, under “photos and videos or media,” starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Marti was born February 2, 1950, in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Georgie (Shepherd) and Charles D. Sigsbee III. She graduated from Hickman High School in Missouri. Marti went on to attend the University of Missouri and Saint Louis University, earning her master's degree in nursing. She served in the United States Army.

Marti was a devoted mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her grandson and spoiling him. Marti enjoyed reading, writing short stories, playing Candy Crush Saga, and watching TV.

Survivors include her daughter, Heather (Jason) Watts of Fairfax; grandson, Ian Watts of Fairfax; sisters, Cheryl Sigsbee of Chicago, Illinois, Brenda Sigsbee of Joplin, Missouri, and Karen Parrott of Missouri; grandcat, Truman Watts; and multiple nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Georgie and Charles D. Sigsbee III; and grandchildren, Hadley Watts and Kennedy Watts.

Memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or AutismWish.

Please share a memory of Marti at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Posted online on March 04, 2022

David Alexander Dalton of Columbia died February 28 at the age of 72, after living with Parkinson’s Disease for 28 years. David was recognized for his positive outlook, determination and commitment to helping others, particularly those facing circumstances similar to his own.

A native Columbian, David was born to Mary Frances Dalton and local historian Warren R. Dalton at Parker Hospital on the MU campus. He graduated from high school as a Hickman Kewpie, going on to serve four years in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Germany and later returning home to complete his degree in accounting from the University of Missouri. He went on to build a distinguished career that spanned more than 30 years, first as a Certified Public Accountant and founder of Dalton & Marberry CPAs, then later with APAC where he served as the Missouri controller.

Upon retirement, it was David’s love of golf that drew the Daltons to the Lake of the Ozarks where he was a three-time Witch’s Cove club champion at Lodge of the Four Seasons. The couple became active members of the lake community, building friendships over more than a decade before returning to Columbia.

From his initial diagnosis, David and Patsy dedicated themselves to helping others dealing with Parkinson’s. They created and led the Lake Ozark Parkinson’s Support Group for 17 years, while also assuming leadership of the Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group, growing membership over 11 years and offering support to more than 350 people.

Throughout that time, David served as a courageous example to others living with Parkinson’s. He had a kind heart and caring spirit that put people at ease as he provided advice and demonstrated tremendous empathy for patients and caregivers alike. Often lovingly referred to as their “Parkinson’s textbook,” he was committed to educating and providing guidance and support to the people around him. David had directed that at the time of his passing, his brain would be donated to Washington University for its Parkinson’s research program, where his legacy will be to aid in conquering this disease.

David is survived by Patsy Ponder Dalton, his wife and partner in life for more than 37 years. He also leaves behind four children, Melissa Dalton of Carrollton, TX; Matthew Dalton (Tim) of Portland, OR; and Marcy Pablos and Monte Moore (Windi), both of San Diego, CA; as well as five grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of whom brought him great joy and pride. He is also survived by five siblings, including brothers Bob, Dick, Don, Bill and Rich Dalton and sister Gina Milbourn. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Mark Dunlap.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at Broadway Christian Church beginning with visitation at 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service at noon which will also be available for viewing remotely at: www.youtube.com/c/BroadwayChristianChurchColumbiaMissouri. David’s ashes will be buried with full military honors in a private ceremony.

The Dalton family wishes to thank Lenoir Senior Living, the medical staff of MU Health Care and Truman VA Hospital for their expertise and kindness. The family requests those who wish to express their sympathy consider making a donation to Parkinson’s Support at 1311 Vintage Dr., Columbia, MO 65203, or to Broadway Christian Church, 260l W. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.

Memories and condolence may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published on March 13, 2022


Paul "Larry" Etnire, 77, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022.

Larry was born on April 28, 1944, to Robert and Evelyn.

He served as an interpreter in the U.S. Army from 1968-1971. He went on to teach in the Clark County School District until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann; children Paul (Charlene), Robert (Stacey), Sarah Nemeth (Joseph), Daniel, and Rachel Parrott (David); grandchildren Hannah, Maddalena, Eloise, and Stephen; sister Roberta Norman (Edward); and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 11 am on March 19th at First Christian Church, 101 South Rancho. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Bright Focus Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research in Larry's name.


Published on March 7, 2022 by Cater Funeral Home, 1520 E Rollins St, Moberly MO

Kendal Gross, 73, of Moberly passed away Sunday, March 06, 2022. He was born on January 17, 1949, at Columbia, Mo to Milton and Juliet (Mayfield) Gross.

He married Linda Sue Wickham, November 19, 1967 and she survives of the home. Also surviving are his children Steven Gross and his wife Fonda, of Columbia, Kristi Lockwood and her husband Chris of Clark and Missie Gross of Fulton, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a brother Phil Gross and his wife Maryann of Independence, Mo, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Stephen Gross.

Per his request there will be no public services.

Posted online on March 08, 2022


Jack Eldon Oliver

6/15/1924 – 3/6/2022

Jack E. Oliver, 97, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022. Funeral Services will be at 2:30pm, Friday, March 11 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West in Columbia. Burial with full Military Honors will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30-2:30 before the service.

Jack was born June 15, 1924 in Columbia to Jacob Frank and Mary Frances Allton Oliver. He was a 1942 graduate of Hickman High School. Shortly after high school he joined the military and served overseas with the US Army. He earned 3 Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, a Combat infantry medal, and several other medals and ribbons. He landed on Utah Beach, and was in service on D-Day. On July 30, 1950, he married Dorothy June in Columbia, MO and she preceded him in death in 1985. He worked for many years as a painter, was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and for 50 years he never missed a Mizzou home Football game.

He survived by his daughters, Jan (Greg) Swartz of Winston Salem, NC and Jackie (Morris) Magoon of Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Jenny (Ben) Weston of Summerfield, NC, Jamie (Shawn) Peterson of Burlington, NC, and Jason Magoon of Lee’s Summit, MO; five great-grandchildren, Andy, Aimee, Shane, Joey, and Jack; several nieces and nephews and a loving extended family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; brothers, Edward, Harold, Owen, Frank, Jr., and Dick; and a sister, Mary Kuhlman.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Honor Flight 625 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201

Online condolences may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on March 25, 2022

John Clifton Cleek of Columbia, Missouri, died March 16 at the age of 72, after living with ALS for 2 years. John was best known as “Tiger” John Cleek for his love and favorable predictions of the Missouri Tiger football team. He was also a loving family man, respected businessman, community leader, and strong Christian.

A native Columbian, John was born to Clifton Elmo and Wilma Selzer Cleek. He graduated as a Hickman Kewpie, and then, obtained a degree from the University of Missouri in Business Administration.

John married Ann Payne in 1970, and they had one child, John Jr. For Cleek, everything revolved around family. He coached his son, John Jr. all through Daniel Boone Little League baseball and attended all of his sporting events throughout high school. This dedication for supporting his family continued as Cleek would cheer on all 3 of his grandkids in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and golf. John even cheered on Ann at horse shows for many years, even though he was not a horse person. John was an avid fisherman and hunter--hobbies he had enjoyed with his Dad and continued with his son and grandkids. The family would get together almost every Sunday evening for dinner, and annual family vacations provided many cherished memories.

Cleek joined his father in their family-owned business and took the helm in 1973 after tragically losing his father in an airplane crash on a return trip from a Missouri Tiger football game. John was president and owner of Cleek’s for 49 years and had the vision in the late ‘70s to add rent-to-own (RTO) to the business. In 1988, he began to open additional stores, and today, Cleek’s has 5 stores in Mid-Missouri. Cleek’s leadership abilities led to involvement in the RTO industry on both the state and national level. He co-founded the Missouri Rental Dealers Association (MRDA), served as the president for 4 years, and had been on the board ever since. His passion called him to serve at a higher level, and he was elected to the national board of directors of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO), in which he served for 14 years including 2 years as the president. Cleek was an icon in the RTO industry and earned many awards, including “Rental Dealer of the Year” in 1996, APRO’s highest honor of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2016, and the “RTO Tiger Award” in 2020. This was the most flattering award because it was created in his name for his many accomplishments and legislative efforts in Washington D.C., and he was the first recipient. Tiger John leaves behind a legacy of dedication and service.

Tiger John wanted so badly to beat ALS, and he knew that research was the only way a cure could be found. Together with John Jr., Ann, and the ALS Mid America Chapter, Tiger John became the “face” of this disease when “Team Tiger” raised an impressive $83,000 for the Walk to Defeat ALS in August of 2021. In addition, one of his most memorable moments was being recently honored on Faurot Field during the Missouri vs. Florida football game for his lifetime support of the Tigers as he had only missed 3 home football games since 1958. This game was recognized as the “Rally for Tiger John” game to help raise awareness for MU Healthcare’s ALS Clinic and would be the final game he ever attended. As Tiger John always predicted a Missouri win, the Tigers pulled off a dramatic 24-23 victory! The Cleek family will honor his memory by continuing the fight to beat ALS until a cure is found.

Five years ago, Ann and John joined The Crossing Church and became members and close friends with their small group. John had a true earnestness to know Christ even before his diagnosis. He cherished meeting with his men’s Bible group every week and sharing his faith. Reading his Bible and listening to religious podcasts became his peace and comfort as his ALS progressed. He was the spiritual leader of his family in every way. When faced with terminal ALS, John would always say that his life was in “God’s hands” and that he was not afraid.

John was survived by his wife, Ann; son, John Jr (Heather); three grandchildren, Johnny (Renee), Mary, Thomas; and great grandchild, Rhett; sisters, Susie Cleek and Sally Cleek Francis (Roy); his aunt, nephews, nieces, and cousins; and his 2 loving and constant, canine companions, Timmy and Cooper.

Our sincere gratitude goes to the wonderful care of the Right at Home team of Kim, Jeff, Angie, Clare, Abby, Kailey, Emma, Feness, and Lilly. We were blessed to have such competent, compassionate medical personnel: MU’s ALS Clinic headed by Dr. Richard Barohn with Brian Ghafari-Naraghi, RN; Woodrail Internal Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Keithan, Amber Wankel, RN, and Gayla Barton, RN; Phoenix Home Care’s OT Nicole Johnson and PT David Bonuchi; our infusion nurses at Option Care Health; and Kelly, Hillarie, and Kathy from Kilgore’s Respiratory Center. A special heartfelt thanks goes to dear friend, Sally Phillips, RN.

Visitation will be Friday, April 8, 2022, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Parker-Millard Funeral Home at 12 E. Ash Street; Columbia, MO 65203. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 1:00 pm at The Crossing Church at 3615 Southland Drive 65201. Private family burial will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made in memory of Tiger John Cleek to: University of Missouri Healthcare ALS Treatment Center (1020 Hitt St., Columbia, MO 65212); Special Olympics Missouri (305 Special Olympics Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65101); or The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO 65202).

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.


Posted online on March 22, 2022

Gary Michael Cannaday, 77 of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, March 18, 2022 at his daughter’s home, surrounded by family.

Visitation will be held 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022 with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. both at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gary was born August 22, 1944 in Columbia the son of Claude Cannaday and Aline (Sprague). After his father passed away, Aline married Robert Goodrick and together they raised Gary. On June 8 1969 Gary was united in marriage to Anna Laura Milster and to this union three children were born. After Anna’s passing Gary was united in marriage to Anne Melissa Leonard on September 12, 2015 who survives.

Gary served his community as a City of Columbia Police Officer for 24 years before he retired. After retiring the call for public service in the community was strong and Gary work for the Columbia Housing Authority for several years to follow.

Spending time with family and friends was very important to Gary, whether it was dining out at some of his favorite restaurants or spending the day at local fishing holes eager to catch a big one. Gary thoroughly enjoy treasure hunting with every member of his family, going to local flea markets, antique stores, and garage sales which everyone enjoyed doing with him. Gardening, both vegetable and flower was also something Gary took pride in and he loved transforming the land around his home with these gardens and fruit trees.

Gary leaves behind his beloved wife; Anne; three children: Chris Cannaday (David Swingle) of Oklahoma City, Shannon Dietzel (Mark Dietzel) of Columbia and Carrie Cannaday of Columbia; five grandchildren: Andrea Dietzel, Gary Dietzel, Hannah Dietzel, Emma Adams, Lilly Cannaday, and one great granddaughter: Stella Osterburger.

Memorials in Gary’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Parkinson’s Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted by Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia MO

Charlene (Char) Kay Pickens passed away March 23rd, 2022 at University Hospital in her hometown of Columbia, Missouri. She lived a full life and was 72 years old at the time of her passing.

She was born 12-24-1949 to Charles Edward and Nellie Racine Fox. She married her beloved husband, Clayton Burke Pickens Sr., on November 29th, 1969. She worked at K-Mart in Columbia until it closed. She would go on to babysit in her home and become the ‘adopted’ grandma to those children. She was also a talented cross stitcher and gifted many of her creations to family and friends. She enjoyed watching Nascar, Mizzou Tigers, and The Chiefs. Charlene and her husband loved to travel and make friends everywhere they went.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her children: Clayton Pickens Jr. (Tracy) and Christen Rude; and her grandchildren: Kayla Pickens (Alexander Wenzel), Jen Pickens, Clayton Pickens III, and Wyatt Rude.

A celebration of her life will be at Shakespeare’s Pizza 225 S. 9th St. downtown Columbia, Missouri on Saturday April 16th from 2:00 to 4:00. Please feel free to bring any photos or memories you have of her.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Second Chance Animal Shelter 24687 MO-179 Boonville, MO 65233.

Online condolences may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on April 08, 2022

Lena Pearl Grant, 84, of Columbia, passed away April 8, 2022. She was born to Ed and Doris (Acton) Davis in Boone County, Missouri on November 5, 1937. She was a 1956 graduate of Hickman High School. She married John Grant on December 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on May 21, 2011.

Lena worked as a bank teller for many years in Columbia and Ashland. In later years, she and John owned Grant’s Antiques in Millersburg.

She is survived by her children, Cindy (Charlie) Booker of Florida and Richard Grant of Ashland; as well as her granddaughters, Rachel Grant of Columbia and Shannon Booker of Florida.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from 10am to 11am at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West in Columbia. A funeral service will be held immediately afterward in the Memorial Funeral Home chapel, followed by a graveside committal at Memorial Park Cemetery. Share memories online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on April 16, 2022

Rev. Raymond Walker Hayes, age 80, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center. Raymond was born March 10, 1942 in Cairo, Illinois to John Hayes and Amanda Williams Hayes.

Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022, at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Columbia Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.

Submitted April 22, 2022 by Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, Missouri

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Henry Dale McBaine of Boonville, Missouri. He passed on April 19, 2022 at the age of 80. A visitation for Dale will be Friday, April 22, 2022 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with funeral services at 12:00 pm, both at Memorial Funeral Home. A short graveside service will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO at 2:00 pm.

Dale was born in Columbia, MO on December 6, 1941 to parents Wealthy Jewell Thornton McBaine and William Henry McBaine. He had a military career spanning 34 years from December 1959 until his honorable discharge in June 2001. His service included 4 years in the Air Force playing Triple A baseball as a shortstop, and 30 years in the National Guard where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. After retiring from the military, he spent many years fishing, golfing, watching westerns and wrestling, and playing with his grandchildren.

Dale is survived by his sister, Helen Turner; his children, Anthony McBaine, Samantha Tetrick, and Gabryel Wayne; grandchildren, Dallas McBaine, Madison McBaine, Brielle Woolman, Sebastian Wayne, and Augustus Wayne. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Henry McBaine; his brothers, WIlliam Jr. McBaine and Frank McBaine; and his sisters, Ruth Harris and Mary Acton.

Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Posted online on April 30, 2022

James Thomas Watson (Tom) died on April 19th, 2022 at his home in Columbia, MO after a short battle with Leukemia.

A celebration of life and remembrance art show will be held at a later date.

Tom, a lifelong Christian, was born August 5th, 1938, in Willow Spring, Missouri to Annie Laura Watson and Allen Henry Watson. Early in life, he and his family relocated to Columbia, Missouri. While his father was supporting the World War II effort helping to build Ft. Leonard Wood, he and his brothers William (Bill) and Robert (Bobby), sister Marjean, and cousins John, Byron, and Donna Kay Adams lived with his grandmother (Granny), who he revered. Many adventures in and around Columbia occurred during this time. In particular, his brother Bobby saved him from drowning in Hinkson Creek, an act that he was eternally grateful for.

He attended Grant Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and graduated from Columbia Hickman High School in 1956. At Hickman, he was a standout basketball player and a teammate of lifelong friend, Russell Sloan. One of his most cherished accomplishments was making two free throws in triple overtime to beat the Jefferson City Jays, whom Hickman had not beaten in the previous 12 years.

After high school, he served in the Missouri National Guard and spent countless hours in Brewer Field House playing basketball. He then attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas on a basketball scholarship. He played basketball all four years and played one season of football. He graduated in 1964 with a degree in Art and subsequently became a member of the Harding Art faculty, beginning a lifelong career in higher education.

He then returned with his family to Columbia where he joined Sidney Larson on the Art Faculty of Columbia College. He completed two Masters of Fine Art degrees at the University of Missouri in 1977 and 1979. From 1971 to his retirement in 2012, he served on the Columbia College Art faculty for 40 years as Professor of Art, Chairman of the Art Department, and ultimately in retirement, Professor Emeritus.

Tom was referred to as "the Renaissance Man,” mastering techniques in multiple Art disciplines including Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Metals (Jewelry), Screen Printing, 3D Design, Art History, Computer Art, 3D Modeling, Animation, and what Tom valued as the most critical foundation courses: Art Principles and Color Theory. He had a keen eye for emerging technology, and single-handedly built the Computer Art program at the college by purchasing parts and constructing the computers himself.

Those that witnessed the Columbia College Art studios in the 1970s and 1980s know that it was a magical place with a nexus of amazingly talented people.

He enjoyed the good things in life: chocolate, banana splits, coffee, lobster, filet mignon, and a beer. He was particularly good at darts and finding four leaf clovers, saying that he could hear the clovers laugh. He loved cars, amusement parks, trampolines, and all kinds of puzzles and games. He had the power of observation. He never stopped learning or doing, and there was truly nothing he could not do or figure out with his hands.

He loved his mother with all of his heart.

He was preceded in death by both parents, both brothers Bill Watson and Bobby Watson. Bobby’s untimely passing left a lifelong void and forever impacted his art. He is survived by his wife Kim Watson, daughters Tina (Doug) Wheeler and Lee (Ben) Keith, sons Thomas (Cristin) Watson and Severin Watson. Sister Marjean (Larry) Crane in addition to many nieces and nephews. Grandchildren: Anne Watson, Andrew Watson, Trey Watson, Katelyn Watson, Elizabeth Wheeler, Emerson Keith, and Quinten Keith.

He will be so missed by all who loved him and learned from him. The Watson family will never be the same.

We love him with all of our hearts.

All is forgiven.

A life well lived.

He had the most amazing hands.

Jay M. Elliott

11-25-1925 – 04-26-2022

Jay passed away listening to music of the 1940s followed by “Amazing Grace” in a retirement home in Pasadena, CA.

He was a 1943 graduate of Hickman High School.

While employed by Western Union in the era of “singing telegrams”, he was never too happy when assigned to deliver that type of message. During WWII, Jay joined the Merchant Marines and served his country honorably in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of the war to resupply the combat troops with ammunition.

Later, he attended the Linotype School at the University of Missouri then worked for newspapers in Sycamore and DeKalb, IL. Subsequently, he established a very successful photography business in DeKalb, IL.

Prior to his death, the Shriners in DeKalb arranged to have a well-deserved 50 Year Service Pin presented to him at the retirement home.

He is survived by daughters: Candace (CA), Sue (TX) and Kewpie brothers: Lowell (’45) and Ed (‘51).

Submitted by Ed Elliott

Posted online on May 02, 2022

Todd Eric Irelan, 48, of Columbia, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center. He was born on July 6, 1973 in Wheaton, Illinois to Donnis (Plunk) Irelan and the late Edward Irelan.

Todd graduated from Hickman High School. Todd married the love of his life, Judy Broughton on August 1, 1998 in Columbia Missouri. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri Columbia and received his Juris Doctor law degree from University of Missouri Kansas City.

After college Todd was co-owner of Pet Connection with his best friend Regan Schoengarth for several years. After attaining his law degree he worked for Inglish & Monaco Law Firm in Jefferson City until he opened his own law firm here in Columbia.

Todd had recently become a Mason. He was an aquarium hobbyist, loved the outdoors, gardening, making salsa, hunting mushrooms, fishing, visiting with his friends, guns and a good storm. He had a deep booming voice and an extremely firm handshake. He had a presence that was larger than life. He was loud, brash, set in his ways but was a big old teddy bear. More than anything he loved his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed long road trips, watching his kid’s sports, dance recitals and concerts. His kids hung the moon, and he was so very proud of them.

Left behind to lovingly remember him are his wife, Judy Irelan, children Declan, Carrig, and Fallon Irelan, mother Donnis Irelan, brother Shaun Irelan, all of Columbia; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Friends will be received from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 6, 2022 at Parker-Millard Funeral Service with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Followed by a reception at the Tiger Shrine Club 2315 N Stadium Blvd, Columbia MO 65202 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family at gofundme.com/todd-irelans-family. Any excess funds beyond final expenses will go to an education fund for the Irelan children.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Services & Crematory, 12 E Ash St, Columbia, MO 65203 (573-449-4153.) Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.

Submitted by Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203

Elmer Eugene McQuitty, age 74, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Boone Hospital Center. He was born on August 22, 1947, in Columbia, Missouri to the late Elmer Forrest and Helen (Jackman) McQuitty.

Elmer graduated from Hickman High School and served his country in the United States Army. He also attended college at Lincoln University, Moberly Jr. College, and the University of Missouri.

Elmer was employed at 3M in Columbia for 34 years until his retirement in 2018. He held many positions and was an inspector during his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing and sports. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Patricia McQuitty of the home; daughters: Mauressa McQuitty of Columbia and Heather McQuitty of St. Louis; sister Ethel Jones of Columbia; grandchildren: LaDae Hickem, Kyrah Johnson, Keyerah Bennett, Xzavier McQuitty; as well as nieces, nephews, and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Jerry Ellis.

Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.parkermillard.com.

Posted online on May 09, 2022

Harold Eugene (Squeak) Harmon of Clark passed away at the University of Missouri on May 7, 2022, he was 79 years old.

Eugene was born October 14, 1942 in Columbia, the son of Harold and Ella Sapp Harmon.

He married Patricia Ann Acton on June 8, 1962 and she preceded him in death. He was a member of Nashville Baptist Church. He was a self-employed home builder until his retirement. He loved Elk hunting, gardening, playing cards, horseshoes and watching Western Movies.

Funeral Services will be held on May 11, 2022 at 12:00pm at Nashville Baptist Church with burial following in Nashville Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours prior to service.

He is survived by his son, Scott (Diana) Harmon of Columbia and his daughter, Paula (Wes) Colyer of Harrisburg; grandchildren, Megan, Kelsey, and Caleb Harmon, Cody (Kassi) Colyer, great grandson, Chase and Sara Colyer. one brother, Randy (Helen) Harmon of Columbia

He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Harmon

In lieu of flowers , family request Memorial Contributions to Nashville Cemetery in care of the family.

Arrangements under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

Posted online on May 19, 2022

Dr. Don Edwards, 85, passed away at Wesley Woods Care and Rehab Center after a long battle with dementia. He was born in Columbia Missouri to Hope and Harold Edwards on September 7, 1936. His younger sister, Sharon Drake, currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Don is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Mary Aileen Faurot Edwards; his sons, Jeffrey and wife, Lori, of Laguna Hills, California and Charles and wife, Melissa, of Canton, Georgia. His grandchildren are Alec and Sara Edwards and Amelia Boddy. Don will be memorialized as a great father, coach, mentor, and role model to his sons. Don will be missed by his many friends in Waco and other family members and friends across the country, who we thank for their love and support in recent days.

In 1954, at age 17, Don obtained an appointment to the West Point Military Academy. After graduating, he was commissioned a first lieutenant in 1958. His pilot hopes didn't work out when he measured too tall for the cockpit at that time. He served as a navigator in the Strategic Air Command from 1960 to 1964, during the height of the Cold War. He obtained a master's degree in engineering management from Rensalear Polytech Institute in Troy, New York, in 1965 and then served two tours in a combat zone in Vietnam in a C-130 (1966-67) and in a C-13 gunship (1972-73). He developed flight plans to avoid antiaircraft weapons and all his many missions arrived home safely. He retired as a colonel in 1981.

From 1973 to 1976, he obtained a Ph.D. in systems management from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. In 1976, he rejoined the faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Pattinson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. His career as a Baylor professor and chair of the Management Department in the business school spanned twenty years. He chaired the committee that guided the regulations for Baylor to enter the Big XII Conference. He was on the Athletic Committee and won the Moon Mullins Award for contributions to the Athletic Department. He volunteered at Parkdale Elementary School, Waco ISD, the Historic Waco Foundation, St. Catherine's, and the VA. He was both a Baptist and Methodist.

The Burial Service will be at the Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery outside Columbia, Missouri, on July 22. He will be buried beside his parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our "Tribute Wall" at www.WHBfamily.com.

Posted online on May 20, 2022

Kimberly Gail Winter-McGhee was born on November 18, 1961, as the first of three daughters in the family of Mel and Martha Winter of Columbia, MO. She attended Hickman High School and continued her education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology, a Master in Education degree, and a Master's degree in German language. While at MU she served as a research assistant in psychology and a teaching assistant in German. She also studied for a year in Germany as an undergraduate and worked for a time at a Siemens factory making electrical capacitors. After her studies were complete, she served as a sabbatical replacement instructor in German at the University of Central Missouri and then taught English at the University of Trier in Germany for three years before being hired as a middle school and high school German teacher in the Morgan County R-II school district. In addition to her teaching, Kim served as a new teacher mentor, class sponsor, German Club sponsor, and Night Attendance Center proctor.

On December 27, 1990, Kim married the love of her life, Robert L. "Bob" McGhee, who is originally from Kennett, MO.

Kim was a baptized and confirmed member of St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles where she was a lector, communion minister, and former Parish School of Religion teacher.

Kim's plans for retirement after twenty-nine years of service to MCR-II were interrupted by her unexpected death on May 16, 2022 during the final week of the school year.

Preceded in death by her mother and several other friends and relatives, Kim is survived by her father, Mel; her husband, Bob; her daughter, Mara McGhee; her stepson and his family, Shoji and Leigh-Ann McGhee, Liam McGhee, and Eva McGhee; her sisters and their families, Holly and Mike Mittie and Gayla Rauter; her brothers-in-law and their families, Bill and Pamela McGhee and James and Debbie McGhee and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 27th, at the St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church in Versailles. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow at the church. Immediately following the luncheon, graveside services and inurnment will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Laurie. In lieu of memorial contributions, the family requests that people love their neighbors, help those in need, welcome those fleeing persecution, and get vaccinated.

Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

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Ernest Ray Chick

MARCH 9, 1948 – MAY 30, 2022

IN THE CARE OF
Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia, MO

Ernest Ray Chick, age 74, of Columbia, Missouri passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Ernest was born March 9, 1948 in Columbia MO.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com for the Chick family.

Posted online on June 07, 2022

Dan left this world for a better place on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He is at peace. The outpouring of love from his host of friends and acquaintances is extraordinary and sustained him for over fifty-five years.

He was a true “Boone Countian”, born at Boone County Hospital on November 26, 1966. He graduated from Fairview Elementary School, West Junior High School, Hickman High School, University of Missouri and also the School of Law at the University of Missouri. He was awarded an outstanding alumni recognition by Columbia Public Schools in 2018. He was a fine student and a superlative tennis player who captained his teams, played the “number one” position, placed high in the Missouri State Singles Finals, played Missouri Valley Tennis and made it to the National Championships. He had opportunities to play tennis in college out-of-state, but was a Missouri “Tiger” and elected to stay with the University. Dan was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

Dan’s entire legal career, beginning in 1992, was as a Boone County Prosecutor and became the Prosecuting Attorney for Boone County in 2007 until his passing. He was selected by his peers as the Outstanding Prosecutor in the State of Missouri in 2012 and later served as President of the Missouri State Prosecutors Association. Dan was a prosecutor’s prosecutor. He was an advocate for crime victim’s rights and spoke to numerous organizations in that respect.

Dan tried over fifty-five jury trials, including more than twenty murder cases. All were hard fought and his trial record was incredible. Boone County had no shortage of crime and his office was one of the busiest in the State. His last marquee case was a complex three week murder trial in late 2021 resulting in a conviction. He worked endless hours in the years and months prior to trial to build an airtight case. He was a dedicated public servant and administered justice impartially and fairly. Above all, he was a person who was interested in others and would always have a friendly greeting at the ready.

Dan had a special interest in animal abuse cases and was a long time member and former President of the Humane Society. He loved dogs and left two rescue dogs Rex and Buster. Dan ensured they will be cared for as long as they live.

Dan was a devoted son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving family including his mother, Sandra Knight, his father, David Knight, both of Columbia, sister Debra Clausen (Ed) of Jefferson City, his niece, Brooke Clausen Gibbs (Tommy) of St. Charles and his nephews, Matthew Clausen of Joshua Tree, California and David Clausen of Tuscon, Arizona, one grandnephew, Hudson Gibbs. He also leaves a number of aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom loved him and were proud of his accomplishments and of the man he was.

Dan will forever remain in the hearts and minds of his family.

Private services were conducted by the family and a celebration of Dan’s life is planned for the fall. Condolences c/o Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Columbia, MO 65202. Memorials in Dan’s honor are suggested to Central Missouri Humane Society, Columbia Second Chance, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on June 24, 2022

Richard “Rick” Northup

9/4/1957 – 6/11/2022

Richard ("Rick") Northup died June 11, 2022 at the age of 64. He was a Columbia, Missouri native and died in his hometown. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, Richard attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, which awarded him a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1983.

He worked at ABC Laboratory, was a security guard for the University of Missouri, and most recently worked at the Columbia Housing Authority's Annie Fisher Food Pantry. He is survived by his very good friend Patricia Dixon, his sister Ren Willis, sister-in-law Jules Willis, and many other good friends and relatives.

Those who wish may gather with Richard's friends and family at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, at 1:30 p.m. on August 11, 2022, where services will commence at 2:30 p.m. His family asks that, instead of flowers, donations be made in his name to the National Association to Protect Children (protect.org) H.E.R.O. Child Rescue Corp to help Wounded Warriors put an end to child sexual exploitation. It was a cause dear to Rick's heart.

Condolences and fond memories can be shared at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Posted online on June 23, 2022

Edwin Lee "Ed" Andrews passed away June 15, 2022 at the age of 62 of natural causes following a long illness.

Ed was born in Boone County on May 19, 1960, son of Paul and Joanne Andrews of Columbia, Missouri.

Ed is survived by his parents, a sister, Paula Heck (Greg), and her two sons, Stuart Heck and Andrew Heck, and their children.

Contributions may be made in to the American Cancer Society or choice of the donor.

Posted online on June 21, 2022

Carl Justin Hinshaw, 65, of Boonville passed away unexpectedly at his home Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Visitation for Justin will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday evening June 22 at Howard Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday morning at Walnut Grove Cemetery with Tracy Cook officiating.

Carl Justin Hinshaw was born October 25, 1956, in Columbia, MO., the son of Cecil Allen Hinshaw and Hazel Francis Hampton Hinshaw. He attended Hickman High School and graduated in 1975. Justin helped his dad with the family plumbing business and continued the tradition for over 30 years. He loved golf and played football at Hickman High School and later played slow pitch softball for years. Justin loved his family and spending time with his grandchildren.

Justin was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Hazel, brother, Phillip Hinshaw and sister, Shelia Hinshaw. He is survived by his lifelong partner, Marty Howell of 31 years, daughters, Mary (James) Melloh of Ferndale, WA., and Rachel (Phil) Henderson of Raymore, MO., brothers and sister, Kevin (Janice) Hinshaw, Eric Hinshaw and Becky (Danny John) Hinshaw all of Columbia, MO. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Zoe and Mac Henderson, Desmond, Jolene and Ansel Melloh, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Online condolences may be left at: www.howardfh.com.

Posted online on June 29, 2022

Lydia Pickard Schoene, age 62, passed away on June 23, 2022 from a rapidly progressing cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma. She was a lifelong resident of Columbia, Missouri. She was a protector of the disabled, a lover of animals, and a blithe spirit whose smile lit up a room and who never met a stranger.

Lydia attended University Lab School, West Junior High School and Hickman High School, graduating with the Kewpie class of 1977. She then attended Stephens College for three years before interrupting her formal education by enlisting in the United States Navy. She became a Navy Seabee (Construction Battalion) and served on active duty for 6 years, being stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and on the Caribbean island of Antigua. While in the Navy she continued her college work at Stephens from a distance and upon her return finished her studies and graduated with a B.A. majoring in biology in 1987.

After college she obtained a Master of Arts in special education from Mizzou in 1994 while working part-time at the VA Hospital and Judevine and Woodhaven. She remained in the U.S. Navy Reserves during this period, traveling the world as a logistics specialist. She was recalled to active duty in 1991 as part of the Desert Storm campaign in the first Gulf war. She was deployed to Bahrain where her unit was subject to Scud attacks and feared chemical weapons.

In 1996 she joined Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources) as a support coordinator. For over 26 years she worked to provide adults with disabilities and their families with the resources they needed to lead fulfilling, happy lives. It was her life’s passion and she affected hundreds upon hundreds of lives for the better.

Her other main passion in life was her family, and especially her brother Brent, now a client of Woodhaven. From their early childhood she was his most ferocious protector and they remained the most constant of soul mates.

She was a member of PEO Chapter AZ, Kings Daughters, Constance Emig Circle, The Readers and Friends of the Columbia Public Library. She joined her parents in numerous genealogical and other organizations including Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Colonial Dames of America, Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, National Society Magna Carta, and the Huguenot Society.

In 2002 Lydia married Charles Alan Schoene who survives her in Columbia. Her parents, Clarence Mott (“Jack”) Pickard, M.D. and Florence Estelle Carlan (“Erica”) Pickard both predeceased her. She is survived by her brothers Carlan Brent Pickard and Emmett Blair Pickard, both of Columbia, and Reid Haskell Pickard of Overland Park, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodhaven Learning Center whose staff is taking such good care of her brother Brent, or to Columbia Second Chance or Mid-Missouri Humane Society, from whom all Lydia’s beloved animals have been adopted.

Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.                            
  

 
 


























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