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love truly never die
year by year the sad memorial wreath--
and flowers, types of life and death--
upon their graves.
is she who has a dear one dead
she has whose face will never change,
communion that will not grow strange.
of a life is death.
no death, nor change, nor any ending.
journey, and so many go
who stay at length discern the blending
two roads, two breaths, two lives, and so
the high and quiet knowledge that the dead
ourselves, made beautiful instead.
"Readings on the Philosophy of Death"
Unknown, from "Poetry For Verse Speaking Choir"
by, Helen D. Williams
COURTESY OF "THE
COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE"
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,
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
Elmer Eugene McQuitty,
Class of 1966, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Boone Hospital
Todd Eric Irelan, Class of
1992, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Boone Hospital Center
Jay Merlyn Elliott, Class
of 1943, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in a retirement home in
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
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
John Clifton Cleek, Class of
1968, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022.
Jack E. Oliver, Class of 1942,
passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022.
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
George W. Bremer, Class of
1961, passed away, Friday, February 25, 2022.
Patricia “Trish” Taylor Moreau,
Class of 1966, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
Velora Bess Cross Walkowicz, Class of 1973,
passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
Sam Paul, Class of 1961 passed away Friday, February 18, 2022 in
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.
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,
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
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
John Robert Jutton,
Class of 1955, passed away, Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Allen, Texas.
Louis McCoy"Stubby" Danley, Class of
1954, passed away on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at his home in Linn
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
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.
Elizabeth “Jodie” Clark Calvert, Class of 1953, passed away Sunday,
January 2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach,
Joseph Charles Petsel,
of 1970, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Boone County
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Charles Petsel, of Columbia, Missouri, a caring uncle, brother, son and
dog dad, passed away at the age of 71 on January 1st, at 2:15 am at
Boone County Hospital.
He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Coral
and Joseph E. Petsel on September, 21, 1950. He is survived by siblings
Randy Petsel, Cheryl Williams, Ramona Wayne, and Joe Carrone; and nieces
and nephews Kristy Hampton, Jimmie Petsel (daughter Izzy), Rebecca
Williams, Randy Dale Petsel (sons Blake and Blane), Jennifer Hicks,
Valerie Theberge, Paige Baxter, and Hannah Carrone.
graduating from Hickman High School, Joe took up photography and loved
taking pictures, especially of nature and his dog.
Joe knew many
people and all had an experience or memory with him on a river or
stream. He was always one to watch while floating with, whether he was
trying to spray you with his water gun or helping another family member
flip your canoe. He loved his family and spending time with them and
telling old stories. More than life itself, he loved his animals who
held a very special place in his heart.
Memorial Services will be
held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 8th at The Revolution Church on Leslie Ln.
in Columbia, MO. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Columbia Humane
Society or the animal shelter of donors choice.
Mr. Petsel are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR,
611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.WoodsMemorialServices.com.
Posted online on January 03, 2022
“Jodie” Calvert, age 86, of Gravois Mills, passed away Sunday, January
2, 2022, at Lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach. She was born
July 18, 1935, in Russellville, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Clemons
I. and Velma E. (Ward) Clark.
On August 19, 1954, in Columbia,
Missouri, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, William
For many years, Jodie worked as a secretary for
Hickman High School in Columbia.
Jodie was a member of the United
Methodist Church in Columbia.
She was an avid bowler and a member
of the Laurie Area Women’s Bowling Association from 1980 to present.
There, she served as past president and was the secretary for over
In her younger years, Jodie enjoyed camping
and going to derby’s. She always looked forward to traveling with Bill.
Together, they visited all but three of the fifty states.
will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her
husband, Bill, she is survived by her daughters, Brenda Winscott of
Columbia, Missouri, Cheryl York and husband Dale of Rocheport, Missouri,
Sandy Bowerman of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Susan Sontag and husband
Jim of Barnett, Missouri; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren
with two on the way; her sister, Jane McDivitt and husband Gary of
Minneapolis, Minnesota and many other relatives and friends. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Clark and
sister, Judy Felt.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, January 8th, at the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach
Chapel. Graveside services and interment will follow in Garber Memorial
Estates. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be left
online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction
and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.
Posted online on January 07, 2022
Keith L. Sumner was
born on Sept. 3, 2002 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the son of Lloyd and Barbara
Sumner. Keith moved from Ardmore, OK to the Columbia MO area in 2016. He
was a student at Hickman High and had just completed his first freshman
semester at the University of Missouri. Keith was active in the Hickman
band; recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout with BSA; and enjoyed
cooking, birdwatching, and composing and recording his own digital
Keith had strong work ethics and worked as a Shift Manager
at Pickleman’s for several years and recently started as a part time IT
tech as he transitioned into college.
Keith’s life ended abruptly
in a tragic automotive accident on January 3, 2022.
survived by his parents, sister Jennifer Wolf and her husband Joseph
Mangieri, uncle Kenneth Sumner Jr., uncle David Potts & wife Anne Marie,
uncle Daniel Potts & wife Regina, aunt Tammie Phillips & husband Ron,
grandfather Kenneth Sumner Sr., great aunt Bonnie Roberts, girlfriend
Kamryn Kreitz, and many other family members and close friends in MO and
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 15,
2022 at the Midway Locust Grove United Methodist Church with
viewing/visitation starting at 10-11am, services and interment 11-12pm,
and a memorial luncheon afterwards.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash
Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153.
Posted online on January 12, 2022
Mordica, 89 of Columbia, passed away Thursday January 6th, 2022 at home
with his family.
He was born January 31st 1932 in Columbia to
John and Frances Mordica. He enlisted in the Navy in 1950 in the Korean
During his life he worked as a carpenter then went into the
autobody field for 18 years. He was an avid gardener, cook, father,
arrowhead and mushroom hunter and a fishing fool. He loved the outdoors
and being with his family. Warren married Zula Williamson on May 16th,
1958. Together they raised 8 kids.
He is survived by all 8 kids:
Steve McSwain, Greg McSwain (Mary), Darrel McSwain(Teresa), Ronda
Quigley, Tina Fountain, Jr. Mordica, Tammy Mordica and Tim Mordica and
one sister Gail Perkins. He has 10 grandkids, 14 great grandkids with
one on the way. He had many nieces and nephews. Warren was loved by
many. Preceded in death are his parents John and Geneva Mordica, wife
Zula, brothers Gene, Beck, Bill and his sisters Edith and Fay and his
grandson Ron Acton.
A private interment will be held later.
Warren Elliot leaves behind a good name and lifetime of memories. He
was a lifetime fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Football.
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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.
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
Posted online on January 11, 2022
Breece, 46 of Columbia, passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Boone
Hospital. Visitation will be 10 a.m. -11 a.m. Thursday January 13, 2022
at Faith Baptist Church, 3909 Brown Station Rd, Columbia, MO 65202 with
a Memorial Service celebrating Peter’s life beginning at 11 a.m.
Peter was born on April 29, 1975 in Columbia, the son of Frederich Peter
Breece and Sandra (Blumer) Breece. On December 18, 2010 he was united in
marriage to Tamara (Hartle) Breece who survives.
Peter was a
devoted husband and loving father. He was employed in the restaurant and
retail business. He spent the last 12 years working for Wal-Mart. He
enjoyed bowling in a league, playing card games with his friends and
listening to music. He was an active member of Liberty Baptist Church
for over 25 years. He loved God. He loved his country but most
importantly he loved his family.
Peter is survived by his wife:
Tammy; their son: Peter Arthur Breece; his siblings: Andrew Breece; Suni
McConnell; Emily Breece and a host of cousins; nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents: Bobby Lee and
Betty Jean Breece.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 3501 Lansing Ave, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
Alan Roco Mitchell,
II, 43 of Columbia passed away due to Covid-19 at Capital Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Family and friends gathered to
celebrate his life.
Alan was born in Columbia, the son of Alan
Roco Mitchell and Debra Worley. He attended Columbia Public Schools and
graduated from Hickman High School. He graduated from the College of the
Ozarks with a degree in education. It was there that he met his future
wife, Bethlehem Mills. Upon returning to Columbia Alan built a career
with the Columbia Police Department first as a booking officer. After
attending the Law Enforcement Training Institute and receiving his
police license he became a fulltime police office. He worked all the
patrol shifts, a downtown foot beat, an evidence technician, and as a
He then entered a second career as an over the road
truck driver for Prime Trucking. He loved driving and it gave him many
Alan leaves behind his beloved wife Beth,
three daughters whom he adored, Emily, Molly, Alyssa; his mother Debra
Mitchell; his father Alan (Sheryl) Mitchell; two sisters Heather, Dawn;
one niece Ramona and one nephew James. Alan will be remembered fondly by
Online condolences may be made at
Posted online on January 15, 2022
(Sonny) Perkins, Jr., 73, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, January
12th. Funeral Service will be 10am, Tuesday January 18 at Memorial
Funeral Home with burial to follow in Nashville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Friends may gather at Memorial Funeral Home, Monday from 3-6pm.
Sonny was born March 1, 1948 to Forrest and Florence Salmon Perkins. He
was a 1966 graduate of Hickman High School where he was active in the
FFA and served as the Chapter President. He worked for several years
with the University of Missouri as a Master Plumber. He also worked as a
plumber for many years with Fairway Construction. He loved to fish and
spend time with his friends at the River Cabin. He enjoyed riding his
motorcycles, and raised two Parakeets; Big Al and George.
survived by his daughters, Mony Perkins, Windy Leighton, and Sunny
Perkins; sisters; Linda Rodabaugh, Connie Mann, Carol Shubert, and the
twins Rock Perkins and Jo Whitworth; ten grandchildren, seven great
grandchildren, and a loving extended family, many nieces and nephews and
many dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Food
Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri 2101 Vandiver Dr, Columbia, MO
Online condolences may be shared at
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Billy Don Ballew,
90, of Columbia, Missouri died on January 15, 2022 in Moberly, Missouri.
Born December 5, 1931, in Murry, Missouri, son of Elgin and Marie
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wilborn Ballew, sons
Warren Ballew, Glenn Ballew, Steven Ballew, step-son James Storms
(Lori), step-daughter Tammy Calcote (Ralph), six grandchildren and
sisters Janet Wilson and Marjorie Van Horn. He is preceded in death by
his parents, sister Willowdean and brothers Eugene, Richard and Ronnie.
He graduated from Hickman High School at age 16. He served in
Germany as an Army Corporal Technician performing diesel engine repair
during the Korean War. He farmed in the Murry and Hallsville area. His
hobbies were John Deere tractors and playing competitive chess and
checkers with his step-son and grandchildren who will dearly miss their
Pawpaw Billy. He loved to eat ice cream and always said that he liked
just two kinds of pie, cold and hot.
Posted online on January 19, 2022
Boughton, 21, Columbia, passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2022.
Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 21, 2022
at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will follow the
visitation at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Olivia was born on October
18, 2000 in Mesa, Arizona, the daughter of Brian and Clover (Chenoweth)
Boughton. Olivia graduated from Hickman High School and attended Sam
Brown Cosmetology School. She was employed by Varsity Nails as a nail
tech in Columbia.
Olivia loved the outdoors, the sunshine, the
woods and her favorite place the Missouri River. Her smile, bubbly
personality and a laugh nobody can forget. She loved her cats, spooky
haunted places, her friends and family meant everything to her!! She was
a diehard Raider fan! Olivia was a free spirit who needed to be set
She is survived by parents, Brian (Gretchen) Boughton and
Clover (Roger) Helmka, all of Columbia; Brother, Zachary Boughton of
Columbia; sister, Bethany Chenoweth of Columbia; grandparents, Deborah
Black of Columbia, Dennis and Julie Boughton of Chicago, Illinois, Randy
and Cathy Chenoweth of South Carolina and several aunts, uncles and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o of Bach-Yager Funeral
Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202..
condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at
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.
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
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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)
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
graduated in 1951 from Hickman High School. He attended the University
of Missouri for three years and studied landscape architecture and
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.”
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
Ed was preceded in death by his parents and one
son, William Edward “Teddy” Walker, who died in infancy.
of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Mt Pleasant Christian
Church, Baldridge Alumni Association, or the charity or organization of
A celebration of Ed’s life will be postponed until
later this year.
Online condolences may be made at
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
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John Robert Jutton
beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and
friend died peacefully on February 5, 2022 in Allen Texas.
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).
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.
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.
will be remembered as a loyal friend and his devotion to his family.
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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
Posted online on February 16, 2022
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at
Arrangements have been placed
under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.
Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home
& White Chapel Cemetery, 6600 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone, MO 64119
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.
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
Linda Frances Tremaine
10/10/1948 – 2/14/2022
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
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
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
Submitted by Griffin Funeral Home, 911 Warren Drive, West Monroe LA
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.
In lieu of flowers or to make a
memorial, please donate to Gideons International.
Posted online on February 19, 2022
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.
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.
married Leland Ray DuBose April 20, 1974 and had 2 children; a daughter
Misty and a son Dustin. She worked at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’
Hospital and later transferred to James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in
Tampa, Florida in 1984. She worked there for several more years.
November 21, 1988 she married Robert (Bob) Allen Whitacre in Tampa,
Florida. He was a father of 2 sons, Robert (Rob) and Timothy (Tim). In
1989 they welcomed a Daughter, Stacey. They became entrepreneurs and
opened Mom’s Closet in Zephyrhills, Florida. After a few years her
husband began working for Walmart management team and the family were
transferred to many towns around the Midwest. After Bob’s retirement,
they found themselves in Unionville, Missouri. She started a quilting
business and taught many women the craft of quilting. When Bob’s health
declined, they finally settled in Bowling Green, Missouri. She created
an online business of repurposing various items others no longer needed.
She had a natural talent to know when items had more value. She was very
successful and made a lot of friends during these business ventures.
Her survivors include sons Robert Allen Whitacre II (Hollie) of
Vermontville, NY, Timothy Michael Whitacre of Kuwait and Dustin Lee
DuBose of Chicago, IL. Her daughters Misty Dawn DuBose of Columbia, MO
and Stacey Marie Miller (Jason) of Palmyra, MO; eight grandchildren. Her
brothers, Paul Melvin Rievley of Columbia, MO and Michael Louis Rievley
(Kimberly) of Texas. Her sister Catherine Louise Peach (Jim) of
Columbia, MO. Her sister-in-law Dee Ann Clark (Rich) and a host of
nieces and nephews. Condolences may be left for the family online at
www.heartlandcremation.com. (573) 442-7850.
Published by Blue Mountain Mortuary, Longmont CO, February 23, 2022.
Sam Paul's passing
at the age of 78 on Friday, February 18, 2022 has been publicly
announced by Blue Mountain Mortuary in Longmont, CO.
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Obituary for Velora Bess Walkowicz
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.
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.
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
Posted online on February 26, 2022
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.
www.memroialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com to leave condolences and
check for updated service information.
Submitted by Lynchburg Funeral Home, 1630 Fayetteville Hwy
Lynchburg, TN 37352
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,
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.
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.
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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
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
Posted online on March 04,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Published on March 13, 2022
Etnire, 77, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
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
Posted online on March 22, 2022
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
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.
condolences may be made at
Posted by Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia MO
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
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.
as a bank teller for many years in Columbia and Ashland. In later years,
she and John owned Grant’s Antiques in Millersburg.
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
Posted online on April 16, 2022
Rev. Raymond Walker
Hayes, age 80, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 11,
2022, at Boone Hospital Center. Raymond was born March 10, 1942 in
Cairo, Illinois to John Hayes and Amanda Williams Hayes.
will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022,
at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia, Missouri. Funeral
services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022, at St. Luke
United Methodist Church with burial to follow at Columbia Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral
Service & Crematory, 12 E. Ash St., Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153.
Condolences may be left online for the family at
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
love him with all of our hearts.
All is forgiven.
He had the most amazing hands.
Jay M. Elliott
11-25-1925 – 04-26-2022
Jay passed away
listening to music of the 1940s followed by “Amazing Grace” in a
retirement home in Pasadena, CA.
He was a 1943 graduate of
Hickman High School.
While employed by Western Union in the era
of “singing telegrams”, he was never too happy when assigned to deliver
that type of message. During WWII, Jay joined the Merchant Marines and
served his country honorably in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters
of the war to resupply the combat troops with ammunition.
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
He is survived by daughters: Candace (CA), Sue (TX) and
Kewpie brothers: Lowell (’45) and Ed (‘51).
Submitted by Ed
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.
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
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
Submitted by Parker-Millard Funeral
Service and Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203
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)
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
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
(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.
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.
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
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
Posted online on
May 20, 2022
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
On December 27, 1990, Kim married the love of her life,
Robert L. "Bob" McGhee, who is originally from Kennett, MO.
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
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.
Ernest Ray Chick
MARCH 9, 1948 – MAY 30, 2022
IN THE CARE OF
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.
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.
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
Posted online on June 24, 2022
Richard “Rick” Northup
9/4/1957 – 6/11/2022
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.
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.
and fond memories can be shared at
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
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
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
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.
are suggested to St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Online condolences may be
left at: www.howardfh.com.
online on June 29, 2022
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
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.
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.