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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"
Mary Lynn Collins Patton, Class of 1961, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Tracy Lee Garrison, Class of 1988, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at her home in Columbia.

Winora Bernice Burks Moreau, Class of 1947, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Columbia.

Susie Gaynell Marshall Simon, Class of 1961, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Dallas, Texas.

Earlene Anne Horton Holman, Class of 1954,  passed away in Abilene, Texas Saturday, November 5, 2022.

Sharon Ruth Riley Pena, Class of 1971, passed away Sunday,  October 30th 2022.

Judith Ann Henry Morris, Class of 1965, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia.

Norma Dean Bennett, Class of 1952, died Saturday, October 29, 2022.

Bruce Harty Beckett, Class of 1965, passed away Friday, October 28, 2022.

William “Billy” Jesse Baker, Class of 1977, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022, at his home in Hallsville, Missouri.

Susan Denise Jensen Kempf, Class of 1977, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Bobby G. Clark, Class of 1965, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Jacqueline Annette Thrower, Class of 1977, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Northwest Houston Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Rufus Blair Long, Class of 1963, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Melvin G. Sapp, Class of 1952, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the Harry S. Trumans Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

David Michael "Mike" Lancaster, Class of 1968, passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Anita Marie Nienaber Howard, Class of 1957, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

Anika Elaine Bacon, Class of 1997, passed away  Monday, September 26, 2022.

Daniel (Danny) Douglas Melloway, Class of 1956, passed away Monday, September 26, 2022.

Karen Duncan Teeter, Class of 1960, passed away on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, in Lexington, NC.

Ronald James Crouse, Class of 1959, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022.

Sharon Reed Bosch, Class of 1963, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

Mitchell Earl Acton, Class of 1976, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home in Columbia.

Margaret "Ann" Shettlesworth Sprouse, Class of 1964, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022.

Judith (Judy) Ann Jacob Creasy, Class of 1955, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022.

Tim S. Vanatta, Class of 1968, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022 in West Melbourne, Florida.

Johnnie W. McBaine Jr., Class of 1963, died at home Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, in Largo, Florida.

Darrell Wayne Wainscott, Class of 1960, passed away Monday, September 2, 2022 at the Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Patricia (Patsy) Regan Brown, Class of 1945, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Roger William Niebruegge, Class of 1971, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia.

Joseph Bradley Mahan III, Class of 1958, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022.

 Judith Crane Denney, Class of 1961, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kevin Kraff, Class of 1987, passed Saturday, July 27,2022 in Los Angeles, California.

James “J.D.” Roberts, Class of 1958, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his home in Columbia.

Dennis F. Sapp, Class of 1965, passed away July 22, 2022 at his home in Columbia.

Karen Polson Hopper, Class of 1956, passed away in Suffolk, Virginia Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Miriam Dyak, "Suzanna Weinberg", Class of 1963, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

Bruce Rumsey, Class of 1974, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Las Cruces, NM.

Cary Dean (“Bud”) Thorp, Class of 1953,  died Monday, July 11, 2022 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Kennard Ray Critchfield, Class of 1960, passed away at his home in Boonville, Missouri, Monday, July 11, 2022.

Michael Frank Maupin, Class of 1972, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

David Earl Bryant, Class of 1987, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022, at his residence in Paducah, Kentucky.

Yvette Hunter Griffin, Class of 1982, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Eric Scott Evans, Class of 1978, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Columbia.

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.

Peter Daniel Spies, Class of 1962, passed away at his home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Tuesday, April 26, 2022.

John R. Forbis, Class of 1980, passed away Thursday, April 21, 2022, at his home in Columbia, Missouri.

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.

Margaret Dallas Cheavens Danley, Class of 1965, died in Fairhope, AL 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.

Carter Burton, Class of 1963, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the University of Missouri Hospital.

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 BY FUNERAL HOME Feb 15, 2022

Carter Burton, 76, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at the University of Missouri. No services are planned.

Carter J Burton was born October 2, 1945 in Moberly, MO, the son of Jay and Mary Frances Carter Burton. He worked for many years for JC Drywall and was very accomplished at his craft. He loved spending time with his wife white water rafting and he loved spending time with his friends in the “Good Old Boys Club”.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Melissa Counts Burtn, his two daughters Ashley Counts of St. Louis, MO, and Lindsey Mueller (Daniel) of Columbia, MO, one Brother Bob Guthrie (Suzanne) of Columbia, MO, his sister Beverly Carmichael of Boonville, MO, his niece Jennifer Allen of Mexico, MO, his nephew Jeff Carmichael of Boonville, MO his cousin Mary Guthrie and two grandchildren Dawn and Sydney.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of HT May & Son Funeral Home.

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.

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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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Maggy Danley, Nov. 7, 1947 — Feb. 19, 2022
Submitted by family, February 25, 2022

Margaret Dallas Cheavens Danley was born in Columbia, MO on November 7, 1947, and died in Fairhope, AL on February 19, 2022. A lifelong Columbian, she also lived for ten years in Washington and, since 2018, in Alabama.

As the first child and grandchild on both sides of her family, much was made of how bright Maggy was, how quickly she learned, how responsibly she behaved. Fascinated by blueprints early on, she’d ask, “Daddy, how does scale work? What’s this triangle for? How do they know how to write backwards?” On car rides, she’d beg to go down West Boulevard South to admire a new house she called “pretty Maggy’s house,” much to her parents’ amusement. Although Daddy lost patience with her endless questions, Maggy never lost interest in pretty houses.

Or in teaching. Big sister was her first teaching position—and perhaps the most thankless, considering the two unruly little siblings bestowed upon her. She enjoyed becoming an authority and loved to share her knowledge with nieces, nephews, neighbors, and newcomers to a topic. She earned a BS with honors and a Master’s degree in housing design. She loved to solve spatial problems, her own and her clients’.

And she loved water, whether it was Southwest Swim Club, Hulen’s Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, San Juan Strait, or the Gulf shore. She loved teaching water aerobics at Wilson’s and on San Juan Island, where she and Dan owned a health club. She loved to teach knitting and crochet informally and won Best of Show for her shawl in the San Juan County Fair. She loved everything about kitchens, making candies at Christmas and beautiful food all year. At a time in life when most people retire in leisure, Maggy began weightlifting—and loved it. She loved training and traveling to meets and setting a world record in her age group.

Maggy loved so many of us, her family and her pets, her friends and students, her fellow Kewpies and OWOW buddies, her book club and mahjong circle. She loved to laugh and have fun, and she loved almost nothing more than transforming ordinary domestic arrangements into extraordinary spaces.

But most of all Maggy loved Dan. Born five days apart, they fell in love as giggling teenagers and became constant companions since the day they married in 1972. No sooner would they move into a house than they’d begin to tear it all up, knock out walls, install new counters, cabinets, tubs, toilets, a deck here, a gazebo there. They never tired of home tours and open houses and long Sunday drives admiring their surroundings. They created one lovely home after another, from their newlywed house on Texas Ave to their place in Fairhope where they settled into the pleasures of southern coastal life—despite a few hurricanes and more than a few cancer treatments. Maggy outlived her oncologists’ predictions by an impressive margin, in admirably good spirits, and breathed her last at home with Dan at her side … six months and one day short of their 50th wedding anniversary.

R.I.P. in your new home, pretty Maggy. Nooo, not Renovate! Rest—In the Peace of knowing how deeply you are loved.

Maggy is survived by her husband Daniel Danley, her sister Sally (Greg) Foster and her brother Chris (Mary) Cheavens; nephews Sean (Angie) Johnstone, Japhet (Christian Schmitt) Johnstone, Caleb (Stacy) Cheavens, and Graham (Tina) Cheavens; niece Lilianne (Gonzalo González) Johnstone; extended family Brian and Michelle Johnstone, Debbe Harper-Cheavens, Chad (Lisa) Heeter, Aunt Carolyn Cheavens Urech, Cheavens cousins, and Hulett cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents Phil Cheavens and Edy (Hulett) C. Rodgers, her parents-in-law Milton and Mary Danley, nephew Jonas Daniel Cheavens, and niece Elizabeth Heeter.

The family welcomes you to a memorial 3pm Saturday, April 23 at 1803 Lyman Court, Columbia MO, 65203. Donations to Central Missouri Humane Society are deeply appreciated. Please contribute online at cmhspets.org or by mail to the Lyman Court address, in care of Sally Foster.


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 by Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia MO 65203 on April 16, 2022


Rev. Raymond Walker Hayes, age 80, passed away on Monday April 11, 2022, in Columbia, Missouri. Raymond was born on March 10, 1942, in Cairo, Illinois to John and Amanda Hayes. The family moved to Columbia, Missouri shortly after he was born.

Raymond attended Douglass School through the 10th grade and transferred to Hickman High School for his 11th and 12th grade years, graduating in 1960. He received a B.S. in Education in Social Studies from the University of Missouri. He also attended the Missouri School of Religion, and then went on to earn his Master of Divinity from the St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri.

Raymond and Celestine were married at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri on October 9, 1965, and eventually had three sons, Raymond Walker II (Columbia, Missouri), Damon (Chicago, Illinois) and Sean (Cincinnati, Ohio).

Raymond had accomplished careers in both education and ministry.

In 1972, Raymond and Celestine both took teaching positions in the Columbia Public Schools. Raymond taught Social Studies at Jefferson Junior High School and became District Multi-Ethnic Coordinator and Director of the Secondary Learning Center (now Douglass High School). He also took on many additional responsibilities, including coaching football, basketball and track and sponsoring the Reflections Club (an extra-curricular program that emphasized black history and cultural awareness). He retired in 1997 after 25 years in education.

Over the course of his 51-year career in ministry, he held appointments at multiple United Methodist Churches including in Cleveland, Ohio and across the state of Missouri. He was ultimately appointed as pastor at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri in 1980, where one of his key accomplishments was the building of a new worship facility in 1993. He served there for 36 years until he retired with the honorary status of Pastor Emeritus in 2016.

Raymond has been the recipient of many awards and recognitions. Some of these include the 2005 Martin Luther King Jr. award from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Association, the 2013 Community Champions Award from Fun City Youth Academy, the 2015 University of Missouri Martin Luther King Jr. award and the “Beacon of Light” Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbia African American Association (shared with Celestine). Most recently, Raymond and Celestine were selected by the Hickman High School Alumni Association as the 2021 Alumni Super Kewps.

Raymond will be remembered most by loved ones for his joy and dedication to family, whether it was camping and cookouts, spending time with his grandchildren, family reunions, or in the role of family genealogist, it was the passion he put into the effort that is remembered, shared and appreciated. He enjoyed traveling, delicious food and loved sports, cars, and movies.

Raymond is survived by Celestine, his wife of over 56 years, his three sons, Raymond Walker II, Damon (Fawn), and Sean (Jyothi), grandchildren, Malini Celeste and Arun Rajeev, siblings; Evelyn Lee, Clarence (Vonnia) Hayes, Pauline (James) Harris, William (Cornelia) Hayes, sisters-in-law Betty Guyton, Evelyn Butler, brothers-in-law Leon Guyton and John Williams, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Raymond is preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Amanda (Williams) Hayes, brother, Carl (Jack) Hayes, sisters, Phyllis Williams, Margaret Kay Hayes, Jewell Bentley, and Julie Carol Hayes.

Family and 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 Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Columbia Cemetery. By Parker-Millard Funeral Service and Crematory

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.

Posted by, Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St, Columbia MO 65203

John R. Forbis, 61 of Columbia, MO passed away on April 21, 2022, at his home. He was born on February 21, 1961, in Columbia, the son of William R. “Buck” Forbis and Anna Elizabeth “Ann” Frank Forbis.

John was a 1980 graduate of Hickman High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force. After serving his country for four years, he came back to Columbia where he worked as a long-haul truck driver and then at University Hospital until his retirement.

John enjoyed camping and fishing, WWE Wrestling, trucks, movies and cooking. He loved visiting with friends and family. John had a big heart and would do anything for anyone who asked. He will be missed by all who loved him.

John was the youngest of seven children and is survived by his brother, Bill Forbis of West Tawakoni, Texas; sisters Kathy Bryant (Earl) of Columbia; Pat Baltrusaitis of Henderson, Nevada; Carol LaHue of Columbia; Fran Foss (Ed) of Phoenix, Oregon; and Donna Peterson of Kirbyville, Missouri. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and two great, great nieces.

John was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Martha Forbis, and his grandparents Joe and Mabel Frank. He was also preceded in death by sister-in-law Joyce Forbis, and brother-in-law Neal Peterson.

A full military graveside service will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held immediately following the service in Flanagan Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

John’s family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospital and Phoenix Home Health; especially Red and Rebecca for the wonderful care he received.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

From the Columbia Missourian

Peter Daniel Spies, age 77, passed away at home Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Peter was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on November 25, 1944, the son of Daniel Herman Spies and Betty Louise (nee Hall) Spies.

As a Boy Scout, Peter developed a lifelong love of nature, especially birds. Early residences included Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and St. Joseph, Missouri, but it was living in Fremont, Nebraska, where he experienced mass migration of sandhill cranes that sparked Peter’s passion for birdwatching.

Peter was a 1962 graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, where he wrestled and played clarinet in band.

Peter graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Carroll College (now Carroll University) of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Later that year he married Sharon Westergren in Chicago, Illinois, and together they had one son, David Spies.

Peter first worked as a cartographer for Encyclopedia Britannica in Chicago and went on to teach social studies and coach wrestling at Clintonville (Wisconsin) Junior High School.

He also served as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 26 (Marion) and, later, Troop 28 (Clintonville), where his son rose to the rank of Eagle Scout.

Peter’s love of birds led him to fill trash cans with 50-lb. bags of his special mix of birdseed. Supplemented with thistle seed and suet, it attracted not only finches, cardinals, orioles, and woodpeckers, but owls, hawks, squirrels, rabbits, deer, porcupines, and raccoons. Ruffed grouse, drunk on fermented grapes, only occasionally flew into windows of his rural Wisconsin home.

Later in life, Peter was employed by Parker Hannifin in Oshkosh, at one point with 850 days on the job with no lost time, retiring in 2010. A major consideration for his home location was the proximity to Lake Winnebago, with its waterfowl and lake fly hatches that brought warblers.

With an uncanny ability to engage anyone in sustained conversation, Peter will be remembered as a very kind and curious person who would do anything to help anyone, especially children.

Peter is survived by his wife, Sharon Spies, Oshkosh, WI; son, David (Diane Drexler) Spies, Madison, WI; sister, Janet Spies, and nephew, Stephen Spies, both Columbia, MO.

Peter was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service will be held at a later date at Somo Cemetery, Tripoli, WI. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial donations to the International Crane Foundation of Baraboo, Wisconsin, or to a charity of your choice.

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.

OBITUARY
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.

Posted online on July 08, 2022

Eric Scott Evans passed away on June 24, 2022, in Columbia, MO. He was 61. Eric was born on August 27, 1960, in Carbondale, IL, the second child of Roy Winston and Sharon Rae Evans.

Eric attended David H. Hickman High School, graduating in 1978. While there, he met Teresa Lea Patterson during one of the several theater productions in which they participated. The high school sweethearts married in 1981 and had one child, Jason Patrick Evans, born in 1987.

After high school, Eric joined the army. After active-duty service in the army, Eric attended the University of Missouri where he graduated with a degree in medical sociology with a minor in health care administration in 1987. Eric always had a love for Mizzou, working at the university for several years and was a football season ticket holder for many years. During his time at Mizzou, he served as the Emergency Management Specialist for the Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute and later with the UM Police Department as the university’s Emergency Management Coordinator.

After serving in the army, Eric joined the Missouri Army National Guard until his retirement in 2018, a career spanning 36 years of service. He retired as a Colonel and Deputy Commander of the Missouri National Guard Medical Command in Jefferson City, Missouri. His time in the National Guard included a 14-month deployment as commander of the 1st Support Battalion of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt.

After graduating from Mizzou, Eric worked for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency as the state’s all hazards planner and state training officer for 13 years. He then joined the University of Missouri. After his work at Mizzou, Eric rejoined the state and was working with the Department of Mental Health in Jefferson City at the time of his death. Throughout his time with the state and with the university, he worked with FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute as an instructor and curriculum consultant. Eric also participated in Disaster fieldwork at both the state and federal level working in damage assessment and the Joint Disaster Field Offices and Disaster Application Centers.

Eric will be remembered for his passion for Mizzou, his love of country, his sense of humor, service to his community, and a love of gardening. Eric and Lea regularly donated to the Central Humane Society and all of their dogs were adopted from there, except the stray that once followed them home while out for an evening walk.

Eric was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Teresa Lea Patterson Evans, and his parents, Roy and Sharon Evans.

Eric is survived by his son, Jason Evans and his wife, Brianna Casey Evans, as well as two grandchildren, Apollo Casey Evans and Halcyone Sue Evans of Cape Girardeau, MO. In addition, Eric is survived by his brother, Mike Evans and his wife Tara, of Sierra Vista, AZ; sister Kelley Evans Davis and her husband Tom of Tamarac, FL; mother-in-law Shirley Patterson of Columbia, MO; brother-in-law Lance Patterson and his wife Jill McEntegart of Atlanta, GA; nephews Michael Patterson and his wife Paloma of Madrid, Spain; Nathan Patterson and his wife Erin of Buffalo, NY; and Andrew Patterson who is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps.

The family will receive guests for a memorial service on July 22, 2022 starting at 9:30 at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W, Columbia, MO 65202. A celebration of life will follow in the funeral chapel at 10:30.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross to commemorate Eric’s lifelong service to emergency management and disaster work. Donations can be made here: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.

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

Posted online on August 16, 2022

March 9, 1964 - July 2, 2022

Yvette Griffin passed away on July 2, 2022 at Boone hospital surrounded by family.

Yvette was a devoted wife, sister, mother and Nana.

Yvette is survived by her husband Randy Griffin, siblings Vicki Fox and Todd Hunter, children Kaitlyn and Bailey Griffin along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Yvette’s celebration of life will be held August 27th from 2pm - 4pm at The General Store in Rocheport MO.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Autoimmune Association. https://autoimmune.org

Published by The Paducah Sun on Jul. 9, 2022

Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah, 120 Memorial Dr, Paducah KY

David Earl Bryant, 53, of Paducah, passed away at 10:16 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at his residence after a battle with cancer for seven years. He was born on March 23, 1969, in Columbia, Missouri. David was a manager for Walmart for 27 years. He was a graduate of Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri, where he played baseball. David enjoyed baseball, golf and everything MIZZOU. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends on game and movie nights. For the last 13 years he enjoyed spending time with his best pal, his dog Cooper. David was a member of Rosebower Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Cathy Brannan Bryant; daughter, Avery Elizabeth Bryant of Paducah; son, William David Bryant of Paducah; parents, Earl Bryant and Kathy Forbis Bryant of Columbia; two sisters, Sherrie Asbury and husband, Lowell, of Columbia, Missouri, and Darla Atkins and husband, Robert, of Columbia, Missouri; brother, Michael Bryant and wife, Karla, of Columbia, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Rosebower Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

Expressions of sympathy may take form of contributions to, Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center, 1530 Lone Oak Rd., Paducah, KY 42003; or to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2167, Lexington, KY 40588.

You may show your support at www.milnerandorr.com and send a "Hug from Home" balloon message.

Posted online on July 10, 2022

Michael Frank Maupin of Columbia, passed away July 9, 2022 at Boone Hospital in Columbia , he was 68 years old. Mike was born January 1, 1954 in Columbia, the son of Walter Harvey and Dilla Lou Enoch, Maupin. Mike married Jennifer Canole on March 10, 2007 in Columbia.

He worked at Lenoir as a floor tech and was a member New Salem Baptist Church.

No services will be held at this time.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; two sons, Joshua Maupin and Tyler Maupin; one daughter, Stephanie (Brandon) Threlkeld; two brothers, Harvey (Linda) Maupin and Scott (Christine) Maupin; two sisters, Nancy Lee (Russell) Hoskins and Sharon (Gerald) Phillips; seven grandchildren.

Arrangements under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

IN THE CARE OF William Wood Funeral Home

Kennard Ray Critchfield, 79 of Boonville, Missouri passed away at his home on July 11, 2022. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Ken’s life at 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022 (Ken’s 8oth birthday) at the Hotel Fredrick, 501 High St. Boonville, MO. A service at 6 followed by fellowship at the hotel.

Ken was born on July 25, 1942 in Columbia the son of Letson Ray Critchfield and Clara Bryant (Shaw) Critchfield who preceded him in death. Ken graduated from Hickman High School the class of 1960. Ken was an avid reader, spoke five languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Russian. He loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. In high school Ken was accepted to Julliard School of Music but moved to Laguna Beach instead with friends where he started a nursing career. He moved to Hawaii in the late 70s and worked at Kaiser Permanente. After retirement he and Jon moved to Missouri and resided in Boonville where they resided for the last 28 years.

Ken is survived by his life partner, John Kevin Kalei Kumia of Boonville, one brother: Gregory (Debbie) Critchfield of Hartsburg, Hanai son, David Wayne Salmon of Tallassee, Alabama and his loving dog: Audrey and cat: Stretch who are missing him dearly.

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Cary Dean (“Bud”) Thorp died Monday, July 11 surrounded by his loving family. Bud was the youngest son of Cary Dean and Imogene Thorp and was raised first in New London and then in Columbia, MO. Bud studied Journalism at the University of Missouri and ultimately went on to earn a Ph.D. in Business. Bud taught human resources management in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 33 years.

Bud had many interests and brought joy wherever he went. With his wife Peggy he was an avid dancer and spent many happy years in the faculty dance club and at the regular dances held at the Auld Center in Lincoln. Bud was also an active volunteer with Pony Club for twenty years, where he was loved by generations of children and their parents who knew him as the master organizer of events, a person who always had a smile on his face and a willingness to help wherever he was needed. Bud loved animals, which was apparent to everyone. Whether it was walking his dog Suku five miles a day, taking care of horses or visiting with Therapy Dogs, Bud’s face would light up with joy. No matter where he went or who he met there was always a smile on his face; one of his chief delights was in making other people happy.

Bud was an amazing husband and family man. He supported his daughters in their many endeavors and was always there to cheer them on at violin recitals and horse shows. He and his wife Peggy shared 61 years together. Virtually inseparable, everyone knew them as “Bud and Peggy”. Together they danced, played cards, worked puzzles, and petted every dog they could find.

Bud is survived by his wife Peggy Thorp, daughters Mindy Hunke (Chris) and Shawna Lichtenwalner (Craig), and granddaughter Katie Hunke.

Celebration of life: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16 at Butherus, Maser and Love, 4040 A. Street, Lincoln, NE. Visitation 10 a.m to 8 p.m. with family present 5-7, Friday, July 15.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Bud’s honor may be made to the Healing Hearts Therapy Dogs or Capital Humane Society.

Posted online on July 25, 2022

Bruce Rumsey, a longtime former resident of Columbia, died Sunday, July 17, in Las Cruces, NM. He is survived by a daughter, Ryan, and wife, Rachel. He is also survived by his son, Alex, and two step daughters, Christie and Holly. Bruce’s sisters, Jane Kruse (Rick) and Nan Rumsey (Peter Domer), both of Florida and his niece Karla Salahshour (Alex)and nephews Matthew and Paul Domer also survive. Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, also formerly of Columbia, and his beloved dog, Fletcher.

Bruce attended West Junior High, Hickman High School, and the University of Missouri where he received undergraduate and medical degrees. He practiced medicine in Dallas, Texas for many years.

Bruce delivered hundreds of babies bringing joy to many families. He was a good looking, fun guy with many friends. He was very generous with his friends and family. Bruce loved outdoor sports and spending time with Ryan.

Submitted at www.forevermissed.com

In loving memory of Miriam Dyak who peacefully crossed the rainbow bridge on July 20, 2022.
Born on April 24, 1946 in Manhattan, New York, United States
Passed away on July 20, 2022 in Seattle, Washington, United States
For Miriam with love...

We will miss your irrepressible, irreverent, and compassionate presence in our lives. We will miss seeing your ever-present smile and hearing your tinkling laughter. And needless to say, we will miss the sight of your recently-purple hair. You are a true original! And we treasure your unique contributions to our lives.

We have loved your brilliance, your non-judgmental appreciation of the depth and complexity of the human experience (including your own), and your keen observations of the many deep contradictions within each of us. You remained sunny and optimistic, but never without an awareness of the contrasting dark side. And you were able to describe your multifaceted observations clearly and elegantly – but always with the soul of a poet.

We are grateful for the rich body of work you leave behind: your poetry, your esoteric writings, your feminist and political writings, and your Voice Dialogue teachings, books and articles. I’m so glad that the Miriam’s Memorial Fund has been created to honor you and move your work forward.

From your earliest years in Greece to your final years in Washington, your fearless journey has been one of exploration, observation, and great creativity. We wish you a fascinating continuation of this journey in the new realms on the other side of the rainbow bridge. You’re an extraordinary being - may you fly joyfully and free!

Sidra Stone
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Those who know and love Miriam can attest to her unwavering commitment to her husband Richard, and to her family, friends, and her work in the world as a counselor, author, artist, and poet. Her beautiful soul, brilliant mind, generous heart, and Mother Bear nature has touched many of us and will continue to do so for generations to come.

This online memorial is intended to support a healthy grieving process for all of us; to connect with others who loved Miriam, and to share what Miriam meant to you.

Please scroll down to leave a tribute to Miriam; upload photos, video, or audios to the Gallery tab above; or add a memory of Miriam in the Stories tab.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund is being set up for donations to support the continuation of Miriam’s work: the completion and publication of The Voice Dialogue Facilitators Handbook Part 2 and future scholarships for those attending trainings developed by Miriam in collaboration with Cassandra Cosme DePree of the Voice Dialogue Institute.

Please check back to this site. Once Miriam’s Memorial Fund is established contribution information will be posted here. Memorial Service Information will also be posted, and notices will be sent out once it is planned.

Thank you for love and light, and for contributing.

Posted online on August 30, 2022

(Formerly Karen Hopper)

Karen was born in McPherson, KS on July 6, 1938. She was the only child of Rodney and Lorraine Polson. She passed away in Suffolk, VA on July 21, 2022 at the age of 84. She was proceeded in death by her parents, as well as her second husband of 17 years Captain James Baxter (2004). She is survived by her two sons Troy Hopper of Mt. Laurel, NJ, Whitney Hopper of Lenexa, KS and step-daughter Christine Philput of Virginia Beach, VA. Karen also had 4 grandchildren.

Karen was an outstanding student and musician at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. She was named First Chair Flutist for the State of Missouri and also excelled at the piano. She attended Stephen’s College in Columbia, where she majored in fashion design. She graduated years later after raising a family with a Bachelors Degree from Fontbonne College in Clayton, MO. Karen was a former Alderman for the City of Clayton and was the Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce for Clayton for many years. In 1988 she was named “Clayton’s Citizen of the Year”.

She was laid to rest next to James at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern, NC.

Posted online on August 06, 2022

Dennis F. Sapp, 74, of Columbia, MO, passed away July 22, 2022 at home with his wife and children at his side.

Born August 6, 1947, Dennis graduated from Hickman High School in 1965. He married his wife Kathy (DuBois) on February 14, 1976. Dennis served in the United States Army early in his career, transitioned to civilian work, and later served with both the Boone County Fire Department and the Columbia Fire Department before taking on several successful entrepreneurial ventures. Dennis had a passion for flying the airplane he built, was an active member of EAA Chapter 429, and shared his joy of flying at every opportunity.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy; son, Jason (Rachael) Sapp; daughter, Rachel (Shad) Anderson; grandchildren, Caden and Kynlee Anderson; brother, David Sapp (fiancée, Sharon Carmignani); one sister in law, Debbie Sapp; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Jessie Sapp; his brother, Carl Sapp; and one sister in law, Jo Sapp.

Funeral services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO on Saturday August 13, 2022 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Posted online on July 28, 2022


James “J.D.” Roberts, 81, of Columbia, passed away on July 27, 2022 at home with his wife, Jen, by his side.

J.D. was born on August 6, 1940, in Bemidji, Minnesota, to the late James G. and Alma (Gingirich) Roberts. On November 8, 1962, he married Bonnie Lewis in Columbia and she preceded him in death on May 9, 1999. He later married Jen Barneso in the Philippines on January 28, 2014 and she survives. J.D. was an airline pilot for many years before retiring in 1985.

A graveside committal service will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel starting at 9:00 AM until time for the graveside service.

Tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

Kevin Kraff
August 3, 1969 – July 27, 2022
Obituary Kevin Kraff

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks-Griffin Mortuary & Crematory & Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park


Kevin Kraff passed on July 27,2022. He was born on August 3rd, 1969 and was raised in Columbia, Missouri. He lived most of his adult life in Los Angeles, California.

He will be remembered for his warmth, generosity, humor, love of his children and cat, and his thunderous laugh, which made those around him feel good.

Kevin achieved his dreams in the video gaming industry through his passion, creativity, and diligence. He served as the head of marketing at Square Enix, North America. He loved his work and adored his colleagues during his long and successful career. He always said he was living all his childhood dreams in real life. His accomplished bucket list overflowed.

Kevin was the loving son of Patricia and Mike and brother of Michael. He is survived by his daughter and son, Summer and Forrest; the mother of his children, Leslie; and his girlfriend, Alisa Garrett.

He had a full life and lived large. He will be sorely missed by those in his life.

In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the ASPCA:

https://secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory-sl-p1

Funeral Service
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
PIERCE BROTHERS VALLEY OAKS GRIFFIN MORTUARY
5600 Lindero Canyon Rd. Westlake Village, CA

Posted online on August 19, 2022

Joseph Bradley Mahan III, 82, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away August 14, 2022.

He was born in Columbia, Missouri on May 4, 1940. He graduated from Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri, Columbia. He was the President of the Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.), during this time period. On April 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Wanda Nadine Weldon.

Joe worked on the family farm and as an entrepreneur in insurance and real estate. He was also employed by the US Postal Service, the Columbia Daily Tribune, Mahan Construction and Remodeling, and Mizzou Athletics Security. He was active in the Lions Club International, a member of Bethel Baptist Church and oversaw the Bethel-Hickam Cemetery Operations.

Joe was passionate about family, staying active in his community, and volunteering for multiple organizations. He enjoyed reading books, watching Westerns and professional wrestling with his son and grandsons.

He is survived by his children, Stuart (Janna) Mahan of Ashland, Mike (Christi) Mahan of Jacksonville, FL, and Stephanie Mahan of Columbia; grandchildren, Austin, Kayla and Jameson (Angel Jacobs and son Liam). He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Mahan II and Alliene Mahan, and brother, Major Douglas Frank Mahan as well as his wife, Wanda.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 am on August 23, 2022 at Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a private interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Old Plank Road, Columbia, Missouri 65203.

Ms. Judith Crane Denney
JULY 21, 1943 – AUGUST 14, 2022
IN THE CARE OF
Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia

Ms. Judith Denney, age 79, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2022.

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

Posted online on August 22, 2022

Roger William Niebruegge, 69, a resident of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at The Neighborhoods.

Roger was born on May 10, 1953, in Boonville, Mo, the son of Herbert J. Niebruegge and Betty J. Rogers Niebruegge.

Roger was a 1971 graduate of Hickman High School and following high school he served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1973 until 1977. He worked for the VA for 15 years and for the USGS for 15 years as well. He was 1 month shy of celebrating 25 years of sobriety, and for over 20 years he has been at the Oxford House where he befriended and mentored many young men. Growing up, Roger played baseball in the Kiwanis Club Little Dixie baseball, as well as a member of the Boy Scouts, camping at Camp Philmont. In his free time Roger enjoyed camping with his friends, Trent, Jerry, Darrel, Christian and Bruce as well as working on cars. He had a love for old cars especially Mustangs and Firebirds, especially his Mustang GT, which was his baby. He enjoyed gardening, especially growing tomatoes. He spent hours creating a watering system out of rain barrels with an automated drip.

Roger is survived by his mother, Betty J. Niebruegge of New Franklin; one sister, Nancy J. Hayes and husband Mike of Harrisburg; one nephew, Scott Robinson of Aiken, SC.

Roger was preceded in death by his father.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with the family receiving friends and family from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Niebruegge family.

Tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.

Posted online on September 03, 2022

Patricia (Patsy) Regan Brown, 95, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at The Neighborhoods.

Patricia was born in 1927 in Columbia, the daughter of M.J. “Pat” Regan and Evelyn “Vic” Regan. On August 6, 1949 she was united in marriage to Edmond “Ed” Brown who preceded her in death.

Patricia was a graduate of Hickman High School and earned an associate degree from Christian (Columbia) College. She graduated from University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. She was employed by Stephens College after graduation. She worked hard for many years as a loving wife and mother. Later she held a position with the University as the Coordinator of the Chancellor’s Residence under Chancellor Barbara Uehling. Patsy was active in PEO, King’s Daughters and served as a docent at the Museum of Art and Archeology. She and Ed were founding members of the Trinity Presbyterian Church and Patsy was known to bring fresh flowers to the church on a regular basis. She enjoyed playing tennis and bridge with her friends. She enjoyed traveling throughout this country and abroad.

Patricia is survived by her children: Patrick (Meg) Brown, Lee (Vicki) Brown, Karen Brown (Jim Bolli), five grandchildren: Aaron Bolli; Chrissy Brown, Jessica Brown, Ryan (Carrie) Brown and Kara (Eric) Miedema; two nieces: Rebecca Keever and Elizabeth Regan, one nephew: Michael Regan; seven great grandchildren and a great great grandson along with a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. Patsy is also survived by her dear friend, tennis partner and travelling companion: Richard Dohm. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother: Dr. William Regan of Richmond, VA.

Private family graveside services will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 21st at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 West Rollins Rd., Columbia, MO 65203.

Darrell Wayne Wainscott
APRIL 2, 1942 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2022
Obituary of Darrell Wayne Wainscott
Posted by Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery/Columbia

Darrell Wayne Wainscott, 80, of Columbia passed away Monday, September 2, 2022 at the Neighborhoods. A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday September 12, 2022 in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Darrell was born on April 2, 1942 in Columbia, the son of William L. Wainscott and Opal Mae (Calvin) Wainscott. He was a graduate of Hickman High School. On August 8, 1974 he was united in marriage to Joyce West Wainscott, who survives at their home. They recently celebrated their 48th anniversary.

Darrell owned and operated his own flooring business in Boone County for many years, a business carried on by his son. He enjoyed traveling, boating, sprint car racing, grilling, and smoking meat for his family and friends. He was an avid and accomplished golfer, traveling across the country to compete. He and his family bought and cleared property in southern Boone County here they later built their own home. This provided the family with many wonderful memories of fishing, swimming, and ice skating on their pond. Darrell was a family man, a provider and a great friend to all he met.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Joyce; his children, Darrell “Buck” (Nancy) Wainscott, Jr., Kimberly C. Wainscott, Tory (Martin) Silver, and Kevin (Sheryl) Bucklew; a sister-in-law, Carolyn (Terry) Glanville; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren (with new twins due in December); as well as cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and a large group of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill and George.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Boone Hospital Foundation or the National Kidney Foundation.

John William McBaine Jr.
MAY 3, 1945 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2022

Obituary of John William McBaine Jr.
IN THE CARE OF Serenity Funeral Home & Serenity Gardens Memorial Park

Johnnie W. McBaine Jr. died at home September 3rd, 2022 surrounded by family after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
He is survived by his children Marci, Johnnie Ill, Christopher, Kelly, and Craig. His loving wife, Carole, passed away in 2010.

John had an amazing career with General Motors in Flint, MI that spanned four decades. Once retired from General Motors, he relocated with his family to Largo, FL in 2000.

He loved to golf and play softball. He was active in various leagues around Pinellas county.

He will be missed greatly and loved always.

May God bless him and rest in peace.

Services will be held at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd., Largo, FL 33774 on Friday September 9th, 2022. Johnnie's visitation will be held from 10-11am, his funeral service will begin at 11am, with a graveside to follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park.

Submitted by Ammen Family Cremation & Funeral Care
1001 Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32901


Obituary of Tim Vanatta
Tim S. Vanatta, 72, of Columbia, MO passed away on September 8th, 2022 in West Melbourne, FL.

Tim was born in Fayette, MO to Robert & Lois Vanatta on June 4th, 1950. He attended Hickman High School where he was an All American basketball player and went on to play at Tulane University. He eventually earned both his undergraduate and Masters degree from the University of Missouri. Tim's career was spent as a Park & Recreation Director across numerous cities in MO, FL, CO, KS, TN, and GA.

Tim was a loving family man that was known for his outgoing personality and humor. He was an avid sport's fan, animal lover, and enjoyed spending time out on the water.

Tim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rhonda Hartley Vanatta of Columbia, MO; his three sons and daughters-in-law Van & Christina, Blake & Megan, and Jarrod & Cassie; his 4 grandchildren; and his brother, Tom Vanatta. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Rob Vanatta.

He was very loved and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, please support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Posted by Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N Garth Av, Columbia MO 65202

Judith Ann (Jacob) Creasy
July 10, 1937 ~ September 11, 2022 (age 85)

Judith (Judy) Ann Creasy, 85, Columbia, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

A visitation will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022, at First Christian Church, 101 N 10th St, Columbia. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 2:45 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Judy was born July 10, 1937, in Columbia to the late Cecil and Julia (Hoffman) Jacob. She was employed for more than 20 years with Columbia College. She graduated from Hickman high school in 1955, then also graduated from Christian College and the University of Missouri. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church.

Judy's focus in life was always family. It began as the youngest of four children. She was the baby of the family in every way. Judy was remarkably close with her mother, Julia, until her passing. Judy had five children of her own over nearly fourteen years. They were the true joy of her life. The grandchildren were icing on the cake.
Judy was an avid reader and quite a creative writer. Seldom a family birthday went by without a poetic card from Judy. She had a love of dogs and a knack for spoiling them that has been passed down in the family. Years were spent on genealogy research, crocheting afgans and producing beautiful quilts. She enjoyed classic movies and musicals immensely. And for many years her flower beds were the envy of all her neighbors.


Judy was a fun, funny, spirited, often opinionated person. She was generous and selfless. If you knew her you liked her. If you knew her well you loved her.
She will be sorely missed.

Judy is survived by her children, Ted Creasy, Jay Creasy (Chris), Julie Nichols (David), Cindy Ruffolo, and Jeff Creasy (Lottie); sister, Virginia Itschner of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren, Laurel, Hiliary, Teddy, Drew, Lexie, Jake, Jeff, Jack, Sam, Zac, Ben, Abe, Max; and four great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her two brothers, Roy Jacob and Jimmy Jacob.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave, Columbia, MO 65202.

Posted online on September 20, 2022

Margaret "Ann" Sprouse of Columbia, passed away 9/12/22. She was born in Columbia on 1/26/46. Ann graduated from Hickman High School and married Harold Beuer. She later married Bob "Popcorn" Sprouse and he preceded her in death.

Ann had a career in insurance for many years and retired from Columbia Insurance Group. She was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Elks Lodge and had a passion for camping, fishing and golf. But her true passion was being around her many friends.

Ann is survived by her daughter Sheryl Brady of Columbia. She is also survived by siblings Nona Fenton of Tennessee, and Jimmy Shettlesworth and Cheryl Holman of Columbia, many nieces and nephews, and a very special companion Granville Loyd.

Ann was preceded in death by brother John Shettlesworth and sister Ellen Abbott. There will be no services at this time but a celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Memorials can be made to the Eagles Lodge, Columbia, MO, in Ann's name.

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

Posted online on September 17, 2022

Mitchell Earl Acton, 64, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Mitch was born May 19, 1958, in Columbia to the late Raymond and Mary (McBaine) Acton. Mitch was a member of the Dripping Spring Christian Church where he sang in the choir. He often mowed the yards of church members that were not able to do it themselves. For many years he was employed by Boone Clinic in the Maintenance Department. Mitch also worked in construction, particularly concrete construction, many times alongside his son. He enjoyed being out of doors, crappie fishing and golfing. He was a very accomplished pool player. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.

Mitch is survived by his sons, Mitch Acton of Columbia and Mike Acton (Liza) of Boonville; siblings, Randy Acton (Diane) of Ashland, Charles Acton (Patty) of Pilot Grove and Rhonda Acton of Hallsville and seven grandchildren, Connor, Austin, Ava, Allison, Thomas, Brady, Jesse.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel with a visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time for the service. Burial will follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Posted online on September 22, 2022

Sharon Reed Bosch, 76, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until time for the service. A private family burial will follow the service at Dripping Spring Cemetery.

Sharon was born December 3, 1945, in Boone County, to the late Howard Dell “Punk” and Virginia “Lucille” (Level) Reed. She lived her entire life in Boone County and was a 1963 graduate of David H. Hickman High School. She was employed with the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics and Columbia Regional Hospital as a Nurse-Certified Medical Tech for 30 years. She also worked for Stephens College.

Sharon loved to entertain, having card parties and parties for her grandchildren, their friends and neighborhood children. She loved her dogs, but most of all loved spending time with family.

Sharon is survived by her son, Jerry G. Cockrell, Jr. (April) of Columbia; three step daughters,

Paula Wager (Brian) of Columbia, Karen Berger (Justin) of Rolla, Tammy Back (Kenneth) of Rolla; brother, Gene Reed (Jean “Dede”) of Columbia; sisters, Gloria Reed Ewens and Ruth “Ann” Reed Shaon, both of Hallsville; grandchildren, Katelyn Dawn Cockrell Smith (Nathan) and Kortney Lynn Cockrell (Matthew McFall) and step-grandchildren, Ashley Wager Turley (Ross), Matthew Wager (Kali), Haley Owens, Wyatt Owens, Bridgett Owens, Henry Berger, Gracie Berger, Ivy Berger and Aiden Back; great grandchildren, Everett Wager and Maysen Smith and many nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sister, Anna Mae Reed and brother, Bobby Dell Reed.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association, c/o 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.

Posted online on September 26, 2022

Ronald James Crouse, 80, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022.

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with a visitation starting at Noon.

Ron was born in Joplin, MO on October 26, 1941 to James Mathias Crouse and Mildred (Meekins) Crouse. He married Sandra Sue Wilhite on November 18, 1962 and she survives. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister, DeeAnn (Harold) Earnest. He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Christa (Allen) Smith of Hallsville; son Doug (Kay) Crouse of Columbia; grandchildren Tyler (Chelsea) Stone of Ashland, Tanner (Rebecca) Stone of Tebbetts, Evan and John Crouse of Columbia, and Alana Smith of Hallsville; step-grandson Brett Smith of Columbia; great-grandchildren, Deacon, Silas and Jamison Stone.

Ron loved to quail hunt and volunteered as a parent coach/handyman for Daniel Boone Little League in their early days. He was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Columbia where he taught Sunday school, led youth group activities, and served as deacon and elder. He spent his life-long career in Columbia building and remodeling homes. He loved to work, and he loved his family. He was well known by family and friends as a wonderful hugger and will be missed so very much.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

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

Obituary provided by family, October 28, 2022

Karen Duncan Teeter, 80, of Lexington, NC passed away on Friday, September 23rd, 2022, after a brief illness. Karen was born on February 26th, 1942, in Bonne Terre MO to Opal Duncan.

The family moved to Columbia in the early 50’s and settled in on Rosemary Drive. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1960.

She married Jack Teeter in 1963, he passed away in 2021. She was very involved in her husband’s Jack’s coaching career. Starting from her boys in little league to him coaching college baseball. You could always find her in the stands keeping score and cheering them on.

She was an avid quilter and needlepoint aficionado. Her quilts and wall hangers were often on display in the Lexington craft fairs and shops.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and her daughter Ronnie.

Survivors include two sons, Jake Teeter and his wife Deb of Thomasville NC and Don Teeter and his wife Kathy of Zionsville IN.; 3 grandchildren, Bruce Teeter and Cheryl Teeter, Meagan Gibson and 1 great grandchild.

Services were private, and she will join Jack in having their ashes spread with his at a lake they both loved to frequent.

Posted online on September 29, 2022

Daniel (Danny) Douglas Melloway, age 84, of Columbia, MO passed away on September 26, 2022. Always willing to help anyone that needed it, Danny never met a stranger because everyone that met him instantly knew that there was no one else like him. His personality can only be summed up with two words: Danny Melloway.

Born to Oliver and Laura Wilhite Melloway on June 2, 1938, Danny grew up in Huntsdale, MO working on his grandfather’s 240-acre farm and going to school in a one-room schoolhouse taught only by Mrs. Claudine Moreau. In his 84 years Danny never forgot where he came from: a farm boy from Huntsdale. As an adult he loved helping on the farm and in his mom’s garden with his beloved John Deere tractor.

At Hickman High School Danny loved his ’56 Ford and as a senior he started his journey as an electrician working for Hartley Richardson. After graduation, he started a four-year apprenticeship program with IBEW Local 257 in Jefferson City and then shortly after moved to San Diego, CA. While home for Christmas, he and Delores Bedsworth decided they should get married. Being the holidays and everywhere was booked, they called their ninth-grade teacher Rev. C. W. Pitney who married them in a small ceremony at his own home on December 30, 1959. Because Delores decided to get married and move to California rather than travel to the Orange Bowl with Marching Mizzou as a twirler in her senior year, Danny promised he would take her to Florida one day. Ten years later, Mizzou went to the Orange Bowl again and Danny fulfilled his promise.

After moving from San Diego back to Columbia, Danny finished his apprenticeship and became President of IBEW Local 257. Serving as Business Manager for 15 years, he held many titles and was Chairman of many committees including President of the Jefferson City/Columbia Building Trades Council.

Danny, a union man through and through, was passionate about organizing unrepresented electricians. His larger-than-life personality made everyone feel comfortable and his perseverance was respected by members and employers alike. Never backing away from a challenge, Danny was elected Business Manager during a slow period with many members unemployed. Danny negotiated countless contracts, including the contract to build the Callaway Nuclear Plant. With Danny’s help, Local 257 came out of financial hardship and provided ten years of employment for hundreds of IBEW members. Danny then negotiated the Local 257 retirement plan, making retirement enjoyable for hundreds of IBEW members. When he moved to the International Office he left the local with a great financial surplus.

On his off hours, Danny had one small vice: he was unable to walk past a craps table without stopping. Still involved in IBEW after retiring, Danny loved to tell true stories to anyone that would listen. He loved a good joke, even if he was on the receiving end!

Retiring after 17 years from the International Office, Danny and Delores continued to have many adventures and loved to travel with their dearest friends, Rosemary and Craig. They spent many days sleeping and fishing on their cruiser at the Lake of the Ozarks, loved dancing, going to NASCAR races, and traveling everywhere (including Florida every year). During over six decades of marriage Danny and Delores could have written a best seller about all their funny (and not-so-funny) adventures.

Danny is survived by his wife of 63 years, Delores, son David (who Danny called his “Number One Son”), sister Brenda Mansfield of Fayette, half-brother Oliver Melloway of Wichita, KS, stepbrother Danny Lock, half-sisters Jewel, Susie, and Janice, sister-in-law Elaine Wehmeyer of Columbia, and several nieces and nephews.

Danny was preceded in death by both of his parents, his sister Betty Logwood, his mother and father-in-law Helen and Denver Bedsworth, and brothers-in-law Tommy Logwood, Frank Mansfield, and Rick Wehmeyer.

A memorial will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia on Sunday, October 9 with visitation at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and a memorial service following.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or contributions of your choice.

Posted online on October 03, 2022

Sunrise: December 22, 1978 - Sunset: September 26, 2022

Anika Elaine Bacon was born to the union of Anthony Bacon, Sr. and Sonja Jackmon Boone on December 22, 1978. Anika was a graduate from Hickman High School in 1997. She received her certifications as a CNA and Medical tech, dental assistant and attended cosmetology school.

She loved taking care of others and was a very compassionate, caring person.

She is survived by her son Cameron Ronzell Bacon of Columbia, her daughter Alise Rozonna Bacon of Columbia, Sonja Jackmon-Boone (mother) and Garry Boone (step-father) of Columbia, brother Anthony Ray Bacon, Jr (Tina) of Washington State, sisters Taniesha Nicole Boone-Soilvilien (Hubner) of Grain Valley, MO, Alicia Victoria Rivera of Florida, maternal grandparents Melvin Butler of Boonville, Mo and JoAnn Jackmon of Fayette, MO, whom she had a very loving relationship with, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Anthony Bacon, Sr., maternal grandfather Russell Jackmon Jr. and paternal grandparents John and Rosie Bacon.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, Columbia MO.

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 October 05, 2022

Anita Marie Howard, 82, of Columbia passed away on October 4, 2022.

She was born on January 22, 1940 in Boone County to Jerry and Unabel (Nicholson) Nienaber. Anita grew up in Columbia and attended Hickman High School. Following school, she started working part time for Kelly Press, and would eventually go on to work full time for GTE for over 19 years until her retirement in 1993. In 1956 Anita married Jerry Samuels, and to this union three children were born Cindy, Ron, and Teri. She then remarried William Howard in 1990, and they would remain together for the next 23 years until William’s passing in 2013.

Anita enjoyed bowling, going fishing, visiting the casinos, and quilting. She loved attending all of her grandkids’ ball games throughout the years, and above all else loved just getting to spend quality time with friends and family.

Anita is survived by her two children, Ron Samuels (Sallie) and Teri Slate both of Columbia; one brother Donald Nienaber (Dorothy) of Branson; two grandsons: Justin Samuels and Austin Samuels (Natalie) of Columbia; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Howard, one daughter Cindy Samuels, and two brothers Jerry Estill Nienaber and Duane Nienaber.

Friends will be received Monday, October 10, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 am at Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203 immediately followed by the funeral service. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Anita can be made payable to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Hospice Compassus, or Coyote Hill.

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

Posted online on October 11, 2022

David Michael Lancaster, 72, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Mike was born on January 2, 1950, in Columbia, the son of the late David Lee and Fannie Frances (Bittle) Lancaster. Some of the things that Mike got enjoyment from include camping, fishing, golf, and baseball. He also liked to visit Branson and attend some of the many shows available there.

Mike is survived by siblings, Randy Lancaster (Pam), Susie Wooden (Kevin) and Melissa Lancaster; former wife, Deb Cannon; significant other, Sylvia Schieszer; grandchildren, Ethen and Dakotah Lancaster; and great grandchildren, Kaspyn Michael and Addi.

Mike was also preceded in death by his grandson, Tra.

A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Praise Assembly of God Church concluding with Military Honors. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service. Mike’s urn will be inurned at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Ethen Lancaster and Dakotah Lancaster, c/o 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.

Posted online on October 19, 2022

Melvin G. Sapp of Columbia passed away October 18, 2022 at the Harry S. Trumans Veterans Hospital in Columbia, he was 87 years old. Melvin was born October 30, 1934, in Ashland the son of Virgil E and Ina L. Rippeto Sapp. He married Beverly Bennett on December 24, 1955 in Ashland and she survives.

Melvin served in the United States Air Force, he was a member of Goshen Primitive Baptist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 152 in Ashland. He owned and operated Zesto in Columbia for 10 years, he retired from Square D, where he worked as a mechanic. After retirement, he went to work at Hy-Vee as a cashier.

Funeral services will be held on October 21, 2022 at 2:00pm Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland, with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia. Visitation will be held 12:00 to 2:00pm. prior to funeral.

Survivors include, his wife, Beverly, two sons, David G (LeeAnn) Sapp of Franklin Tennessee: one daughter, Laura M (Preston) Shrum of Columbia; one brother, Radell Sapp of Columbia; two sisters, Sue Ronimous of Ashland and Fern Huffman of Columbia; seven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Goshen Cemetery in care of the family.

Posted online on October 21, 2022

R. Blair Long, 76, of Stoutsville, Missouri, passed away on October 18, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He was born December 17, 1945, near Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, to Rufus Long and Ethel Davies Long. When Blair was six months old he moved with the family to Boone County where he resided for several decades.

Blair graduated from Hallsville High School in 1966 and, soon after, married Sue Baugh Long and started a family. He worked for 3M Company in Columbia for 26 years, retiring in 1996. During those years he also raised cattle, horses, sheep and hogs on the family farm near Hallsville. In retirement, and after divorcing and moving to Monroe County, he continued to help neighbors farm. He also bought property in North Dakota and helped area farmers there with planting and harvesting for several years. He later married Jill Quade.

Blair loved horseback riding much of his life, and especially looked forward to trail rides with friends in Eminence, Missouri, and Rudolf Bennitt Wildlife Area in Howard County. Farming, horses and good friends enriched his life.

Survivors include two sons, Matt Long of Centralia and his friend Cassie Gray, and Marc Long and wife Lisa of Yankton, S.D.; grandchildren Ruby Long of Hallsville, Alex Long and wife Haley Canaday of Columbia, and Andrew Long of Hallsville; brothers, Ross Long and wife Mary of Centralia, David Long and wife Vicki of Centralia, sister Florence Nelson and husband Larry of Centralia, and sister-in-law Vicki Long of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dean Long, and a sister, Rita Long.

At Blair’s request he will be cremated and no services will be held. A gathering to remember Blair and his famous sayings will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Spirit Hall, Knights of Columbus, 20650 Highway 124, Centralia.

Posted by Ben Davis Funeral Home 931 Preston St, Columbus TX 78934

Jacqueline Annette Thrower, 63 passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at the Northwest Houston Hospital in Houston Texas. Jacqueline (Jackie) was born, to Timothy Elijah Thrower and Mary Katherine Hegler Thrower. She was proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers: James Sterling Thrower, a half-brother Charles M. Benford, and one nephew D’Tarius Williams Thrower.

Jackie graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1977. She attended Shorter College in North Little Rock Arkansas where she earned her Associate in Arts degree in 1980. Jackie was the first in her immediate family to attend and graduate from college. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and a Developmental Trainer at a Juvenile Detention in Fordyce Arkansas. She also worked at the Klein Independent School District as a Teacher’s Aide for 22 years in Houston Texas until her retirement. Jackie enjoyed talking with her grandchildren on a regular basis. She also loved cooking, listening to old school 70’s and gospel music, as well as watching Joel Osteen on Sundays.

Survivors include Troy Taylor (companion) of Texas, son, Anthony D. Thrower of Florida. Siblings: Sharon Diane Ekpe of Arkansas, Debra Thrower of Florida, Elijah Timothy Thrower, Michael Thrower, and Stephen Thrower (Nikki Wray), all of Columbia Missouri. One aunt, Betty Mae Garcia of Texas. Grandchildren include Victoria D. Thrower, Jacob M. Thrower “aka Jake the Snake”, Joshua A. Thrower, Anthony D. Thrower, Jr., Jaleel T. Thrower, and Jadon Fretwell. Two bonus grandchildren include De’Oshina Bagby and D’Arquez Jennings. Nieces: Stephanie E. Hunter (Anthony) of Texas, Dena M. Williams of Georgia, Ashley S. Benford of Texas, LaKayla M. Prince, Chioma L. Thrower, Sha’Day L. Maurer, and Honesty Jackson, all of Columbia Missouri. Nephew: Stephen D. Maurer (Danielle) of Columbia Missouri, and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins (especially Mary Ann Robinson of Arkansas), extended family members, and friends (including a special friend Beverly Thompson of Missouri).

The Thrower family acknowledges, with grateful appreciation, all acts of kindness rendered during our time of bereavement. The visits, phone calls, prayers, positive thoughts, flowers, cards, condolences, and others sympathetic gestures are deeply appreciated. May God bless and keep each of you in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Broken Chain

Jackie, little did we know that God was going to soon call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left peaceful memories, your precious love is still our guide; and although we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us home, one by one, the chain will link again!

Posted online on October 23, 2022

Bobby G. Clark, age 74, of Jefferson City passed away October 20th 2022 in Jefferson City, Mo.

Bobby was born November 23, 1947 in Poplar Bluff Missouri, the son of Paul K. and Lenora M. Martin Clark. He married Maxine Greenwood on July 12, 1968 in Waukegan, Illinois.

He served in the United States Navy for 20 years, March 1968 to June 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post 5 in Jefferson City. Bobby worked for Computer Science Corporation as a contract manager.

Memorial Services will be held at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland at 1:00pm on October 29, 2022. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.

Survivors include, his wife, Maxine; one son, David (Christine) Clark of St. Louis; a daughter-in-law Toni Clark of Nixa, MO; one brother Ronald (Carla) Clark of Centralia; one sister, Paula Blumer of Columbia, his grandchildren, Cameron, Morgan, Emily, Michael and Scarlett Clark of St. Louis and Thomas Clark of Nixa.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Travis Clark.

Memorial Contributions are suggested to Tunnel2Tower Wounded Warriors in care of the family.

Posted online on October 25, 2022

Susan Denise Kempf of Fayette, MO passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 after a long illness.

Susan was born in Ames, IA to parents Clare and Sophie (Prien) Jensen. She graduated from Hickman High School and worked at Aardvarkx in Columbia before buying the business in the 90's with her husband, Gene Kempf. Susan and Gene were married in 1990, they spent many years traveling and riding their Harley's.

She is predeceased by her parents and her sister, Pam Elias.

Susan is survived by her husband, Gene Kempf; sister, Karla Richardson; brother-in-law, Kenny Elias; nephew, Todd Wells; nieces, Angela Elias, Shelby Daniels, and Emma Richardson; great-nephew, Damien Elias; and great-niece, Jordan Wells.

A memorial visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia Friday, October 28, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Donations can be made in Susan's honor to the Central Missouri Humane Society.

Share memories and condolences with the family online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

Published by Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Creamatory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203

William “Billy” Jesse Baker, 63, of Hallsville, passed away on October 24, 2022, at his home. He was born in Boone County, Missouri on January 20, 1959, to Russell and Betty (Fite) Baker.

Billy graduated from Hickman High School and went on to serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. He was employed as a mechanic at Russell’s Auto Clinic for many years.

Billy was an easygoing guy whose passion in life was bowling. In the early 1980s, Billy was the only one in Missouri to win The Hustler’s Tournament which was 24 games in a row. He also could be found spending time with his friends at the Lamine River Boat Club, fishing, or hanging out on the river. He also loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son Billy Baker (Courtney) of Columbia; daughter Carly Baker of Hallsville; brothers: John Baker of Columbia, Russell “Rusty” Baker of Willett, and Bobby Baker; grandchildren: Gage, Gunner, Hayleigh, Kaleigh, Jordyn, Landyn, Aidyn, Lylliyn; great-grandson Jaxon, his little fur-buddy Scooter; and many other friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his parents Russell and Betty Baker and granddaughter, Adalyn.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1022, 708 11th Street, Boonville, MO 65233.

Any memorial donations may be made to The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Post 1022.

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 November 05, 2022

Bruce Harty Beckett passed into the Lord’s arms on Friday, October 28, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Huskey Beckett, his four boys, Adam Harty Beckett, Matthew Huskey Beckett (Suzanne), Daniel Gray Beckett (Jenny), Andrew Wilson Beckett (Lindsay), and 8 beautiful grandchildren who loved their Poppy with all of their hearts. Bruce has one brother, William Wilson Beckett (Jan) who resides in Columbia. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, William and Eleanor Beckett.

Bruce was born in Columbia, Missouri on May 26, 1947, at the University of Missouri’s Noyes Hospital. He grew up in the Grasslands subdivision and attended Grant Elementary, Jefferson Junior High, and Hickman High School.

After graduating from Hickman, he attended the University of Missouri on a Naval ROTC scholarship. At Mizzou he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and he served on the alumni board until his death. He loved his fraternity and the lifelong brotherhood that came with it.

In the Fall of 1965, during Greek rush, Bruce was standing on the South side of Rollins Rd. with his pledge brothers watching sorority rushees pass by. He briefly made eye contact with the girl of his dreams, Donna Huskey. Cupid struck, and it was love at first sight. Bruce met Donna at a Phi Delt “social gathering” that weekend, and they dated throughout college. Bruce and Donna married in December of 1969 and were blessed with a happy marriage for almost 53 years.

Upon graduation, Bruce was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in May of 1969. He was determined to get to Vietnam to fight for his country and finally received orders and was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines as an infantry platoon commander. Following a 13-month tour in Vietnam, Bruce returned home and he and Donna were stationed at NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida. He received numerous decorations from his service in Vietnam, including a Bronze star for gallantry in the field. Bruce left active duty for the reserves in 1973 with a rank of Captain and moved back to Columbia with his family to attend law school.

Bruce graduated from MU law school in 1975 and practiced law for 46 years. He was a senior partner at Smith Lewis, LLP, and his practice over time evolved to focus primarily on commercial matters, contract law, and real estate. Bruce was both a great lawyer, and an extraordinary mentor and teacher. One of his partners said “it always amazed me how productive he was despite the fact he only typed with two fingers.” Bruce served a term as Boone County Bar President, as President of the Missouri State Historical Society, and was general counsel of a locally based corporation for many years. His career as an attorney was based on principles he lived by: integrity, honesty, loyalty, humility, selfless service, and a genuine care for others, to name a few. Bruce knew no strangers, was a good listener, a gifted storyteller, and had an ability to connect with anyone he met.

Bruce was devoted to his family and cherished their annual family vacations in Florida. He enjoyed time with his grandchildren, and Sunday night dinners at his home on Happy Hollow. He had a welcoming fire in the fireplace during the winter months, often playing his guitar and singing songs he had written. Bruce loved Columbia, the University of Missouri, his fraternity, and was a lifelong Mizzou fan. He was involved with many different organizations that served our community and the world. He was proud to have served in the Marine Corps, and was a true patriot. Once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fidelis Bruce! We will miss you.

Visitation and services will be held on Friday, November 11th at Woodcrest Chapel with visitation from 11:30-1:00 and service starting at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Global First Responders, 809 E. Happy Hollow Rd, Columbia, MO 65203 or online at www.globalfirstresponder.org.

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 October 31, 2022

Norma Dean Bennett of Columbia, Missouri died October 29, 2022. She was born February 19, 1934 in southern Boone County. After being flooded out of the Missouri River bottom, her parents Emery and Velma Sapp brought their children, Elvin and Norma, to the Harg area.

Upon graduation from Hickman High School she began her career as a secretary within the Agricultural Extension Service at the University.

Norma met her future husband, J. Marvin Bennett, at a neighbor's barn dance where he was immediately smitten. They loved to dance to the song "They Tried to Tell Us We Were Too Young". They married June 21, 1952, and were partners for 70 years.

After the birth of children she gave up her secretarial position and began to log in hours of carpooling for school and other activities. Using the skills taught by her parents and grandparents and in her favorite class at Hickman High School, she became a fine designer and seamstress and was active in local and state competitions. She made many wedding gowns and matching little dresses for flower girls. She was active in Broadway Christian Church, Columbia, MO; the First Presbyterian Church in Clemson, South Carolina; and the First Christian Church in Warrensburg, MO. In other volunteer activities, she served as Chair of Campfire Girls; organized the Welcome Wagon in Clemson, S.C. during her years there between 1975-1980; served as President of the Southern Boone County Sr. Center for two years, and for ten years was the coordinator of its bi-monthly dances, which registered 12,000 attendees during that period. She was there for the opening, set-up and closing for nearly every dance.

Norma and Marvin were blessed with and are survived by four children, Jane Ann Bennett, Keith Bennett (Doreen), Joy Bennett (Tom Quinn) and Lorna Bennett (Tony Enyart). She is survived by one brother, Billy Sapp, and a sister-in-law, Geri Sapp. She has seven grandchildren--Tricia Lipari, Nicki Rinehart, Maggie Bingham, David Brown, Ryan Bennett, Ben DeLancey, and Lindsay Bennett-- and six great-grandchildren--Charlotte and Gus Fuemmeller, Morgan and Johnny Brown, Mila Lipari, and Berkeley Bennett. She felt especially blessed to have two of the grandchildren live nearby, Nicki Brown Rinehart and David Brown. She enjoyed her large family of cousins and other relatives and helped organize annual family reunions. One of her favorite sayings was "many things change but all things begin with family and end with family".

Preceding in death was an infant granddaughter, an infant great-granddaughter, Nicole Rosalee Brown; a brother, Elvin Sapp; parents, Emery and Velma Sapp; paternal grandparents, Everett and Ona Rippeto Sapp; and maternal grandparents, Efton and Lala Wren Sapp.

Services will be held at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia on Friday, November 4. Visitation at 10:00 a.m.; funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Saint Louis Children's Heart Center (stlouischildrens.org); Lymphatic Education & Research Network (lymphaticnetwork.org); or the charity of one's choice.

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

Posted online on October 30, 2022

Judith Ann Henry Morris, age 75 passed away October 30, 2022 at Columbia Manor Care Center after battling Parkinson’s. Judith was born April 17th, 1947 to Betty H. Gibbs Henry and Gilpin M. (Manthol) Henry. Judy began her education at a one room schoolhouse, Lakeview and continued at Rockbridge Elementary, Jeff Jr, and graduated from Hickman High in the class of 1965. Judy got her bachelors and masters in Education from University of Mo, Columbia. While working at Sears part time during college. She met Larry G. Morris and they were married on July 7,1968, they shared 54 years together.

Judy was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and a life member of Missouri NEA, she was also a member of the Dining Divas, a group of Blue Ridge Elementary School teachers that got together once a month for lunch.

Judy began her teaching career in 1969 at Blueridge Elementary School and retired after 30 years in 1999.

Judy loved to read and going to plays, her favorite was Jersey Boys and Momma Mia was a close second.

We would like to thank Columbia Manor and Dr’s Shenker, Bard, Schivago, Smith , Goble, Welshmeyer, Cunningham and Karen Traynam for their compassionate care.

We want to thank Three Rivers Hospice, including Nora, Shelbie, Sarah, Kathy, Lauren, Felicia and Trent for their care and love. A special thanks to Verna, Brenda, Joanne, Linda, Phil, Stacey and Mary Ruth.

Judy was preceded in death by her mother and father,

She is survived by her husband, 3 Aunts, 1 uncle, 2 sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and a lot of cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday November 2, 2022 at Little Bonne Femme Cemetery in Columbia; Missouri

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions are suggested to Little Bonne Femme Cemetery or to the charity of your choice in care of the family.

Arrangements under the direction of Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

Posted online on November 05, 2022

Sharon Ruth Pena, 69, went to her heavenly home on October 30th 2022, with her family by her side, after a difficult battle with Cancer. Her family, faith, and love of cooking were her greatest passions in life.

Sharon was born to the late Edward Harold, and Laura Ruth Riley of Columbia, Mo on October 5th 1953. She was a graduate of Hickman High School in 1971. Then she began her long service of 47 years of employment with Shelter Insurance in Columbia until she retired in October 2018. She was a member of Christian Chapel for many years, as a child she attended First Assembly Of God along with her family.

Sharon had a love language of cooking and baking for those she cared for. She also liked supporting her nephews missions interests by baking cookies to sell. She enjoyed cooking big family meals and hosting gatherings. She was found her happiest, being with her loved ones.

Sharon had a wonderful sense of humor, and easily found comic relief in many of life's most difficult circumstances. Always laughing, she was found with much joy to her friends and family.

Sharon was married to her husband Rocendo Ganzo Pena on July 12th 2002 and enjoyed 20 years together. She is survived by her husband Ganzo of Columbia, son Jon Adams and his fiancé Heather Cashion of Columbia. Sharon had three grandchildren, Landin, Madilyn, and Melody, and many nieces and nephews. Sister in law Sue Riley, many cousins and many friends.

Sharon was proceeded in death by her parents Edward and Laura Ruth Riley, her ex-husband Melvin Ray Adams, her brother Robert 'Bob' Riley, and nephew Kurt Riley.

A celebration of life service will be held at Columbia First Assembly in Columbia, Mo on Thursday, November 10th. Visitation will began at 11am with a service to follow at 12pm.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Do Something Right Now 3600 S. Rolling Hills Road Columbia, Mo 65201

Posted online on November 08, 2022

Earlene Anne Holman passed away in Abilene, Texas on November 5, 2022, to be with the Lord. She was born in Clinton, Missouri on April 15, 1937, to O.J. and Frances Horton.

She then moved to a rural area near Columbia, Missouri. As a child she was very involved in many 4-H activities. She graduated in 1954 from Hickman High School in Columbia, MO.

She attended the University of Missouri majoring in Child Psychology. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. While attending the University, she married, the love of her life, Jerry Holman on April 13, 1957. They started their adult life at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where their first daughter Michelle was born. After Jerry's tour of duty ended, he started his career with Honeywell Aerospace Operations, and they moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where their second daughter Kimberley was born.

During the next 35 years she and the family lived in Claremont, CA; Mercer Island, WA; Upland, CA; Bellevue, WA; Albuquerque, NM and Minnetonka, MN. Their sons Robert was born in Bellevue, WA and son Gregory was born in Pomona, CA. The family traveled throughout the Western US, Canada, and Mexico extensively during this period utilizing their trailer/motorhome. Overseas travel included Japan, South Korea, England, Italy, and Jerusalem.

Throughout her adult life Earlene was a devoted mother guiding the development of her four children. She also expertly managed the household during the many relocations and Jerry's business travels. Her objective in life was to be a mother and wife, and her accomplishments were many. In 1990 when Jerry retired, they moved to San Antonio, Texas and in 2004 moved to Abilene.

Earlene was a strong advocate for the rights of the handicapped. She was a born again Christian and was baptized in 1977 in Bellevue, WA. While in San Antonio, she led a Beth Moore Bible Study for the mothers of special needs children. She was a member and a Discussion Leader of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) for 13 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Abilene.

Earlene is preceded in death by her parents, O.J. and Frances Horton, brother, Dr. Jack Horton and grandson Jeffery Michael. Earlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Jerry L. Holman; four children; daughter, Michelle Anne, and husband Ford Michael of Lincoln, CA, daughter, Kimberley Kay, and husband Larry Neidig of McDade, Texas, son, Robert Edward Holman, and wife Jill Holman of Cocolalla, ID, son, Gregory Alan Holman living at Disabilities Resources Incorporated in Abilene; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 13, 2022, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Funeral services will be held, 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 14, 2022, at First Baptist Church, Abilene, 1333 N. 3rd St. Abilene, with Rev. C.V. Blake officiating. Private interment will follow at The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

Memories may be shared, and condolences submitted at: www.HamilFamilyFuneralHome.com.

Posted online on November 16, 2022

Susie Gaynell Simon, beloved by her family and community, passed away peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on Sunday, November 13, 2022, in Dallas, Texas, surrounded by her family.

Susie was born on March 16, 1943, to Floyd and Marjorie Marshall and grew up in Colombia, Missouri. She graduated from Hickman High in 1961 and obtained a degree in elementary education from the University of Missouri in 1965.

In middle school, Susie met her lifelong sweetheart and loving husband of 43 years, the late J. Stephen "Steve" Simon, a former director and senior vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation. After graduating from college, they married. While Steve pursued graduate studies, Susie taught elementary children in inner-city public schools in the Chicago area. After two years as an Army spouse, Susie joined Steve on a whirlwind career with ExxonMobil which took them all over the U.S. and abroad, including time in Baton Rouge, Houston, New Jersey, New York, London, Rome, Miami, the Caribbean, Central America, Virginia, and finally the Dallas area.

Following Steve's unexpected passing in 2009, Susie dedicated her life to serving others with the same resolve and love she provided her own family for so many years. Susie was actively involved in and supported several community organizations in Dallas, including the Vickery Meadow Learning Center (VMLC), where children and adult immigrants learn English and literacy skills, the Stewpot Alliance and the Nexus Recovery Center, where she funded construction of a new kitchen. A gracious hostess, Susie loved opening her home in Highland Park every Christmas for a weekend-long holiday fair for dozens of community organizations. Susie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, an avid college football and basketball fan, and most of all a kind, considerate woman that was dearly loved by her family and all those that knew her. She lit up the world with her quick wit, smile, laughter and lively spirit.

She is survived by her daughters Marnie and her husband Nicolás Medina, of Houston; Angela and her husband Steve Reynolds of Nashville, Tennessee; Candice and her husband Rick Murillo of Frisco; grandchildren Alexandra Medina, Nicolás Jr. Medina, Isabel Murillo, Nathan Murillo, Reagan Reynolds, Riley Reynolds, Eva Luna Medina, and Juan Pablo Medina. Also surviving are her brother Larry Marshall from Palm Harbor, Florida; sister Michelle Marshall from Alexandria, Virginia; and a large and loving extended family.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, 7405 W Northwest Hwy, with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, with interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Stewpot Alliance or the Nexus Recovery Center are greatly appreciated.

Posted online on November 22, 2022

Winora Bernice Moreau, age 93, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2022 in Columbia, Missouri. She was born on December 7, 1928 in Harrisburg, Missouri to George Edgar and Mary Jane (Gibson) Burks.

After graduating from Hickman High School, she married the love of her life, Charles R. Moreau, on December 16, 1950, in Columbia. Bernice was a member of Open Door Baptist Church. She enjoyed a long career in banking, and was a humble, kind, and loving soul who always put family first. In her retirement, Bernice loved caring for her grandchildren. She was an exceptional cook and always looked forward to entertaining family and friends.

Bernice is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Caldwell and Marcia Moreau, both of Columbia; a son, Alan Moreau of Ashland; two grandchildren, Ryan (Emily) Caldwell of Oregon, WI, and Michael Moreau of Columbia; a great-granddaughter, Riley Caldwell, of Oregon, WI, along with a number of beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Matthew Moreau; sister, Marilyn Sue (Burks) Lancaster; and brother, Emmett Dysart "Sonny" Burks.

A visitation for Bernice will be held from 10-11am on Friday, November 25, 2022, with a service following at 11am, both at Memorial Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bernice's memory may be made to Bethlehem Cemetery, c/o John W. Burks, Harrisburg, MO.

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

Tracy Lee Garrison, age 53, of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022, at her home.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral arrangements for Tracy. Click here.

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 by, Memorial Funeral Home, Crematory & Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia MO

Mary L. Patton, 78, of Ashland, Missouri passed away November 22, 2022. She was born in Audrain County, Missouri on January 25, 1944 and graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri. After moving to Lee's Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO, she raised her two children while working in customer service with S&S Meat Company and Farmland Industries.

Mary was one of a kind and loved by so many, often playing the "matriarch" of her family. Tending to her siblings, caregiving and generally the "go to" person for family and friends. She enjoyed volunteering at the Voluntary Action Center and Helping Hands Southern Boone. In later years, she lived for her children and grandchildren. Some of her most loved times were watching her grandkids play soccer and volleyball.

She is survived by her son Steve Patton (Alice) of Wildwood, MO, daughter Sherry Patton Royster (Frank) of Charleston, SC, grandchildren Zachary Patton, Madeline Patton and McCartney Royster, brothers William Collins and Michael Collins (Mindy), sister-in-law Mary Collins and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Glen and Lorraine Collins, brothers Ivan, Gene, John and Donald.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in her name.

 
 


























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