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


Bryce Allen Michael Prange, Class of 2013, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Teresa Lawrence (Garrett), Class of 1971, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, 2023.

Ronald Dean "Tiny" Bryant, Class of 1961, a "Charming Outlaw", Passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Peter John Grathwohl, Class of 1975, passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at Boone Hospital in Columbia.

Judy Ann Jones Douglass, Class of 1962, passed away Friday, January 13, 2023 in Pleasanton, California.

Barbara Ann Boyce Terry, Class of 1955,  passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Capital Region Medical Center, in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Marjorie Sue Curry Martin, Class of 1951, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2023.

Brian Andrew Bevins, Class of 1981, died Friday, January 6, 2023 at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia.

Martha Ann Manning, Class of 1982, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2023.

Linda Samuels Allison, Class of 1959, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 in Columbia.

Jordan Elise Powell, Class of 2009, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Dorothy Mae Whitesides Sorrels, Class of 1947, passed away Monday, January 2, 2023 at The Bluffs in Columbia MO.

Cokie Chapman, Class of 1962, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2023, in  Sebastian, Florida.



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Charles C Chapman
July 9, 1944 - January 1, 2023 (78 years old)
Sebastian, Florida
We are sad to announce that on January 1, 2023, at the age of 78, Charles C Chapman of Sebastian, Florida passed away. Family and friends are welcome to leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.

From Jeanne Chapman Gill, '70 Kewpie
He wasn't just a Viet Nam Marine vet who was one of the few to survive the battle of Khe Sanh. He wasn't just a treasure hunter who searched Spanish Galleons with Mel Fisher's crew. He wasn't just an explorer who sailed his 19' sailboat from Rocheport, Mo back to Florida. He was our brother, father, grandfather, husband and friend. He lived life hard and loved fiercely...all with the tenderest, sweetest heart. He was my big brother and I will miss him greatly.

Posted online on January 06, 2023

Dorothy Mae Sorrels, 93 passed away Monday January 2, 2023 at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO.

Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 10 AM – 11 AM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 11 AM with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dorothy was born April 14, 1929 in Columbia, the daughter of E. Glenn Whitesides and Lena Schmidt Whitesides. Dorothy graduated from Hickman High School in 1947. On May 1, 1950 she was united in marriage to Walter T. Sorrels, he preceded her in death in 2021.

Together with her husband they owned and operated Sorrels Used Auto Parts from 1954 to the time of their retirement. In the 1980’s she opened a TCBY franchise in Jefferson City.

Dorothy was an excellent cook, and she enjoyed cooking for her family. Her desserts were made from scratch and delicious! There was nothing she cooked that wasn’t superb.

Dorothy was a longtime member of Broadway Christian Church. She also was a member of the Sunrise Optimisses. Dorothy also loved spending time at their lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks. It was there she enjoyed time with family and friends. She often took her grandchildren to spend a week at the lake during summer break from school. She also enjoyed spending winters in Daytona Beach Florida and Ft. Myers Florida. She and Walter also belonged to RV camp clubs in the central Missouri area where they made many new friends and enjoyed old ones as well. Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother.

Dorothy is survived by her sons; Mark (Debby) of Rocky Mount MO, and Kevin (Cheryl) of Crescent City, CA; sisters Gwendolen (Billy Ray) Turner of Moberly; Brenda Kay Matney of Columbia; Kenneth Whitesides and Larry Whitesides. Grandchildren; Lisa (Jerry) Smith of Sedona AZ; Mitchell (Corrie) Sorrels of Hallsville; Andy (Anna Beth) Kallenbach of Kansas City MO. She is also survived by her five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan Cheryl Kallenbach; her sister Jackie Pierce and brothers Donnie Whitesides and Bobby Whitesides.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the family.
Posted online on January 13, 2023

Jordan Elise Powell, 31, passed away January 3, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jordan was born on July 30, 1991, in Columbia, Missouri. to Jenny Wood and Greg Powell. She had one sibling, a younger brother, Nick Powell, who resides in Los Angeles, California.

Jordan had a great love of the outdoors, animals, and most of all helping others. She was a beautiful, smart, caring person, who was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Jordan graduated from Hickman High School in 2008 where she was ranked in the top ten percent of her class and was a member of the Kewpie swim team. She attended Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri, before moving to Tulsa.

Jordan is survived by her father, Greg and brother, Nick. Her mother, Jenny, proceeded her in death (2014).

A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

“Love you to the Moon and back. I miss you” – Dad

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

Posted online on January 07, 2023

Linda Lou Allison

8/13/1942 – 1/3/2023

Linda Allison, 80, of Columbia, MO passed away peacefully on January 3, 2023 in Columbia. As per her wishes, a private graveside service will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia with Pastor Tracy Cook presiding.

Linda was born August 13, 1942 in Boone County, MO to Lois Crane Samuel; the only daughter of their 4 children. She worked nearly 40 years with State Farm Insurance, retiring as an underwriter. She was enjoyed attending services at Columbia First Assembly, and was proud to be baptized late in her life.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Rae (Steven) Bryant Traylor of Parkville, MO; brothers, Tommy (Kathy) Samuel, Jerry (Carolyn) Samuels, Larry (Elaine) Samuel all of Columbia; several nieces and nephews and her cat, Bootsie. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt, Evelyn Crane Jones (Aunt Fit); uncle, Pate Crane; niece, Cindy Samuels; nephew, Matthew Samuel; and her two dogs, Pepper & Brandi.

Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia First Assembly of God 1100 N 7th Street Columbia, MO 65201.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

Posted online on January 12, 2023

Martha Ann Manning

10/9/1963 – 1/5/2023

On January 5th, Martha Ann Manning, 59, passed into the arms of her savior Jesus Christ and into a place of eternal peace and love. Funeral services will be on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the McMurry Chapel, Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia, MO. Private burial for family will be Monday, January 16, 2023 at 11:00. Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO.

Martha was born October 19, 1963 to Dr. Roy D. Manning and Margaret Ann (Bills) Manning in Columbia, MO. She attended Columbia Public Schools, Shepard Elementary, Jefferson Junior High and Columbia Hickman, graduating in 1982. She was a talented athlete throughout her school years where she excelled in swimming, tennis and golf, spending many weekends and summers at the Country Club of Missouri and Lake of the Ozarks with her parents and brothers. She attended Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX and attained a Bachelor of Science in Biology, graduating in 1986. Martha remained in Texas until her return to Columbia in 2018.

Martha leaves her mother, Margaret Ann Manning (Columbia), two brothers Roy F. Manning (Karen) of Gladstone, MO and John S. Manning (Lou Anne Gonzales) of Overland Park, KS, two nephews and a niece (Michael, Kathryn, and Connor Manning) and an aunt, Donna Rein (Scottsdale, AZ) in addition to many, many cousins & friends. Martha was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Roy D. Manning (2019).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Columbia United Methodist church in memory of Martha Manning.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

Posted online on January 11, 2023

Brian Andrew Bevins died on January 6, 2023 at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia.

Missouri. Brian was born in Manhattan, Kansas on March 23, 1963. He was the son of Robert J. Bevins and Priscilla LeBaron Bevins. The family moved to Columbia in 1967 when Dr. Bevins joined the Agricultural Economics Department at the University of Missouri.

Though Brian was born with several disabilities one of which required crutches, he was a bright little boy and Mr. Lincoln, Principal of Russell Elementary School, welcomed Brian when he was ready for kindergarten. In 1981 Brian graduated from Hickman High School. He entered Rockhurst College and graduated with Honors in 1985. In 1991 Brian earned a Master's Degree in Philosophy at the University of Missouri.

In 2000 Brian met Lisa Louis of Leesburg, Florida on the internet. Before very long a romance developed and they married December 30, 2000 in Leesburg. Brian and Lisa settled in Columbia and lived here until Lisa's death from Covid on November 22, 2020 at age 64. Brian was not able to live alone. He spent a number of months at Jefferson City Manor and was then able to transfer to Columbia Manor. The family would like to thank all the good people at both nursing homes who helped care for Brian over these past two years. We are also grateful for the added support that Hospice Compassus provided for Brian in the last three months of his life.

Brian is survived by his mother, his sister, Colleen Bevins and her husband Sea Stipe of Peoria, Illinois, Aunt Susan LeBaron, Aunt Lillian Swan and Cousins David Gaston, Elaine Gaston, Brenda Hammill, Kenneth Swan and Paul Swan. We will all miss his good nature and wry humor.

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

Posted online on January 10, 2023

Marjorie Sue Martin, 90, passed away on January 8, 2023, at her home.

Sue was born on September 18, 1932, in Columbia to the late Neville and Goldie Bennett Curry. On February 24, 1975, she married Leonard E. Martin in Springfield, and he preceded her in death December 24, 1999.

She worked for many years as a Nurse’s Aide in Springfield. She enjoyed crocheting small stuffed animals to share with family members.

Sue is survived by a nephew, Russell Curry of Fulton; and three great nieces/nephews.

Tributes may be shared with the family at


Barbara Ann Terry, age 85 of Tipton, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born on July 26, 1937, in Columbia, Missouri to the late R.B. Boyce and Sarah Ruth (Pulis) Boyce.

Barbara was a Class of 1955 Hickman High School graduate. She attended Murry School from 1942-1050. She later attended Weatherford College in TX, majoring in the Medical Science field. She had worked as a bookkeeper and truck driver, including U.P.S. and over-the-road driver.

Barbara was a Baptist and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Parker-Millard Funeral Service, with a funeral service to be held at 11:00 at the funeral home. The interment will follow at Grandview Baptist Cemetery in Murry, Missouri.

Barbara is survived by her son, Kenneth Terry, her daughters: Karla Terry (Scott) Keller, Marcia (Kevin)Pittman, and Michelle (James) Barton; 6 grandchildren Nichole Terry, Kailea Click, Britney Pittman, Tara Barton, Tyler Barton, Meagan Terry and 7 great-grandchildren; brothers: Larry Boyce, Gary Wynn Boyce; her fur baby Miranda; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother in 1940, her father in 1965, a son, David Terry; a granddaughter, Lee Ann Terry, and one step-sister, Mary Rose Knight.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Any animal shelter or animal rescue of choice.

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

Submitted by, MCCORMICK & SON MORTUARIES, 25002 Moulton Parkway, FD 1312, Laguna Hills CA 92637

Judy Ann Douglass of Laguna Woods, California (formerly of Columbia, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri) was born July 3, 1944 and passed away January 13, 2023 in Pleasanton, California.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H Douglass and her parents James Raymond Jones and Wanda Fay Jones Dietz. She is survived by her son Erich Ryan Douglass, daughter-in-law Alisha Dawn Douglass and grandsons Sebastian Theodore Douglass, August Damian Douglass of Dublin, California. She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Ross of Kansas City and Sandra Jorde of Laguna Woods, California and Cave Creek, Arizona.

Judy graduated from Hickman High School in 1962. She attended the University of Missouri, Coffeyville Community College, and Labette Community College in Kansas. Judy was an LPN and medical lab technologist in Kansas. She was a registered nurse in Missouri and retired from the North Kansas City School District in 2017.

Judy and her late husband Bob resided in Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Woods, California. Judy was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Laguna Woods.

Private gravesite services will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, California

In lieu of flowers, the Douglass Family suggests donations to The American Arthritis Foundation or American Lung Foundation.

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

Peter John Grathwohl, 67, of Columbia, MO passed away Monday, January 16, 2023 at Boone Hospital following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Services will be Friday, January 20, 2023 at The Crossing Church, Columbia, MO. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. with funeral services at Noon. Burial will be private for the family at a later date. The family is planning a Celebration of Peter’s life which will be scheduled at a future date and will be announced on this website.

Peter was born on September 18, 1956 in Leavenworth, KS the son of George Grathwohl and Marguerite (Mella) Grathwohl. He graduated from Hickam High School and attended Northeast Missouri State on a full ride football scholarship. Peter was united in marriage on June 6, 1987 to Donna Fine who survives. He made a career working for Emery Sapp and sons for 46 years beginning as a laborer and later held the titles of Vice President and founding member of the Board of Directors.

With sad hearts but beautiful memories he will be missed by his wife Donna Fine Grathwohl, his five sons, Nicholas Grathwohl, Columbia Mo, Ryan Grathwohl and wife Jaira, Columbia Mo, Mark Vehige, Troy, Mo., AJ Grathwohl, Columbia Mo, his daughter, Whitney Grathwohl Bader and husband Matt. Pete also had 9 beautiful grandchildren who will miss their papa dearly. Braden, Brooke, Chase, Brenna, Caden, Brielle, Brinley, Malia and little Pierson. Pete also has 6 siblings, the Fine clan, so many good friends, hundreds of people his life has touched.

Peter had a life time of achievements and accomplishments: Fourth grade flag football city champions, played for the Chiefs inaugural year of Cosmo Football League in Columbia, lost only one varsity football game in high school, three-year varsity sports letter man in football at Hickman High School, he was the captain of state championship football team 1974, MIAA All-conference all four years of college, MIAA Defense of Player of the year 1978,Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs team captain 1978, inducted into the Northeast Missouri State Hall of Fame in 1999, he tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals his senior year of high school and he hit one to the warning track, MIAA Defensive player of the year in 1977, was a member of the AGC and ACPA and many more that are remembered with plaques, certificates and accolades.

Pete spent many years coaching, from high school football, to his sons baseball teams, his daughters softball teams, all while influencing several kids along the way. He had said if coaching paid more money to support his family that was always his dream job.

Pete never went a day in his life without working on something and when he did he would push himself until it was completed. He jumped into home construction and flipping houses on the side. Once living from paycheck to paycheck to creating an unbelievable empire for his family.

Pete also had a love for hunting, fishing, gathering friends and family together and trying to cater to their every need. His handshake was his word, he was a man of integrity, he was a man of tough love, but most of all he was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, colleague and friend to so many.

Pete will live on through is wife, his children, and his numerous friends. He made an impact on each and every one of us. “Rest now my darling, your home.”

Donations in Peter’s memory may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research or Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Columbia in care of the Funeral Home or at the day of the service. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Grathwohl family.

Posted online on January 24, 2023
Ronald Dean Bryant (Jan 26, 1944 – Jan 18, 2023)

Ronald Dean Bryant a "Charming Outlaw," 78, Passed away Wednesday January 18th 2023.

There are many people that Love him - so many more that Liked him - and a few that Didn't.

He was born in Deer Park, MO on January 26th, 1944 to Willis Dean Bryant and Helen Irene Herring Bryant .

He graduated Hickman High School 1961.

He has three children - Kimberly Jo Bryant Proctor with Scott Aaron Proctor - Randall Dean Bryant with Tammy Marie Taylor - and Ronald Dean Bryant Jr., deceased.

He has a sister Linda Jean Bryant.

He married Sharon Louise Frye, July 11th 1962. They had Kimberly Jo and Randall Dean. Ron also married Rose Marie Cook and they together had Ronald Dean Bryant, Jr., whom we call R.D. and is missed so much.

He has six grandchildren - Branden Dean Bryant - Amanda Jo Proctor - Shanna Leigh Proctor - Randi Jo Bryant - Derek Scott Proctor - and Maleah Grace Bryant.

He has eight great-grandchildren.

He had a long time partner Kathy Stowers and two step children Brandi and Corey Mason.

Ron worked in the construction field he has lived in Missouri, Kansas, California and Illinois and worked around various construction jobs, but mostly was self-employed.

The guy had a personality that just made you want to like him. He was pleasant and humorous In his younger days he had a reputation that many perceived as an outlaw - hence - "Tiny."

Ron was a quiet man and he held his thoughts close to his heart, he rarely talked down on anyone. Ron always expressed his LOVE for his children. Ron lived his life longer than anyone ever expected and he lived his life bravely. He was a tough - tough man who never complained about his pains or sickness and there is no ways possible to mention all of his life's Crazy and Insane Adventures.

Ron did die a graceful and peaceful death and He is loved and missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents and youngest son R.D.

A carry-in meal will be hosted by Ron’s children to honor his memory starting at 11am, Saturday, January 28th at Oakland Christian Church 2929 East Oakland Church Road Columbia, MO 65202. All his family and friends are welcome to attend.

In memory of Ron, offer up to him a big smile and a nod.

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

Posted online on January 24, 2023

Teresa Lawrence (Garrett), 69, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 surrounded by her family.

Teresa, also known as Terry, was born Teresa Garrett in Kansas City, MO, on August 2, 1953 to Mary E. and Paul G. Garrett, who preceded her in death. Teresa was the first of 11 siblings and was always proud of her large family. She graduated from David H. Hickman High School in 1971. In retirement, she moved to Philadelphia to live with her daughter’s family and was delighted to spend the last five years helping to raise her granddaughter.

Teresa will be dearly missed by her children, Bradley Harriman, Brittany (Colbert) Root, and her beloved Granddaughter Corrina Root.

She is also survived by her siblings, Sharon (Kevin) Gillooly, Doug (Mary) Garrett, Paula Garrett, Gina (Ronnie) Clevenger, Maria Garrett, Pat (Linda) Garrett, Rob (Leslie) Garrett, Kristina Hockman, Sheila Garrett and Denise Garrett.

A celebration of life will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11th, at the Moss Building, 1905 Hillcrest Dr, Columbia, MO 65201.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to ACCT Philly Animal Care as Teresa was a lifelong animal lover.

Posted online on January 26, 2023

Bryce Allen Michael Prange passed away peacefully in his sleep with his dogs at his side on January 22, 2023. He was born to Aaron Prange and Fay Putnam December 6, 1994 in Bremerton Washington, he was 28.

He was raised in Moberly and moved to Columbia in second grade where he graduated Hickman High School in 2013. He then went onto welding school at Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, Missouri where his life as an amazing welder started. He was a travel welder for 9 years with his last job in St. Louis where he was finally starting his union career. He was a gifted, talented creator and could weld anything from a hand craft bracelet to large scale job operations. He was a visionary and has a specialized welding helmet in potential production.

He was on the lacrosse team in high school, was in FFA and even rode a bull for 7 seconds in a competition. He was never afraid to try something new. He was an avid hunter, he enjoyed skeet shooting, duck, deer, and turkey hunting; frog gigging, spot light fishing, bow and arrow fishing. He even made his own full body gully suit as a boy. He loved repelling and tree climbing. Above all, his most enjoyable activity was skate boarding.

He loved music, which spoke to his soul. He enjoyed all genres and was never afraid to belt out a song in good company. Some “lanky leg boot stompin’ was never far behind”. He played his music loud, anything less than mass volume was unacceptable.

Bryce was an easy-going young man and knew no stranger. As a 6’4” man he left his legend as a gentle giant. He understood the ones who were misunderstood. He was a brother to many and loved deep. He was the light of our lives, the kindest soul, had an honest smile and a savage personality. He made every moment count in his life.

Bryce is survived by his mother and her companion Fay Putnam and Jeff Wideman, father and step mother Aaron and Shelly Prange, his sister Kara Prange and nephew Kayden Smith. His close cousins Derik Prange, Shelby Mohn, and Mekenzie Prange, uncles Erik and Collin Prange, grandparents Gary and Cheryl Prange. His puppies Daisy Duke and Rowdy. He had numerous family members in Washington state.

Services will be held at Nilson-Millard Cremation and Burial Center 5611 East St. Charles Road, Columbia MO on Monday January 30, 2023 from 4:00-6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers you can donate to his nephew Kayden Smith’s college fund through Venmo @fay-putnam or Cash App $DonnaFayPutnam or checks to Fay Putnam.

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


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