Memorial Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery

Memorial Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery offer Columbia-area families the finest in personalized service all at one location. This not only means added convenience and simplicity when planning final arrangements, but lower costs as well. Our caring staff members are always on hand to offer assistance and answer any questions you may have. At Memorial Funeral Home & Memorial Park Cemetery, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who would like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME Our professional staff welcomes you to the warm and friendly atmosphere of Memorial Funeral Home. We're here to listen and provide options to meet your needs. Whether you prefer cremation with a small family gathering or would like a large traditional funeral, you can trust us to assist you in planning and honoring your final wishes. Memorial Funeral Home, founded in 1953, is located on the grounds of Memorial Park Cemetery. The funeral home features a beautiful chapel with a cathedral ceiling and seating for 200 guests. There are also three spacious staterooms and a lounge area for family and friends. Ample parking is available as well. MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY A profound serenity embraces those who visit Memorial Park Cemetery. Since its founding in 1928, families of the Columbia community have embraced Memorial Park as one of the area's finest and most beautiful resting places. Memorial Park offers traditional ground burial, lawn crypts and mausoleum entombment. Memorial Park Cemetery's Eternal Life Garden has various options for cremation memorialization. Memorial Park has also added several options for designing personal mausoleums, providing future generations with their own unique choices of everlasting remembrance.


Our Obituaries

Randall Vincent Stone

October 28, 1959 - January 28, 2018

Randall "Randy" Vincent Stone, 58 of Columbia, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at his home.Visitation will take place, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Nashville Baptist Church with the Reverend Jim Bender presiding.Randy was born, October 28, 1959 in Sedalia, Missouri, the...
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Herbert Gale Branch

December 8, 1945 - January 28, 2018


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Charles R. Murphy

February 3, 1932 - January 25, 2018


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Jim Bernard Cook

September 3, 1932 - January 25, 2018

James B. Cook, 85 of Columbia died at home surrounded by his children and grandchildren on January 25, 2018. The memorial presented by Reverend Francis, will take place on Saturday January 27, 2018 at 11:30am at Sacred Heart Church. A luncheon immediately following services. Jim was born on September 3, 1932 in St. Louis to John Francis and Emma Kelly Cook. He was raised in St. Louis. In 1954 he...
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Kenneth L. Sanford

April 28, 1928 - January 23, 2018

Kenneth Sanford, 89, of Columbia, MO passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at his home. Mass of Christian burial will be 11am, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 903 Bernadette Drive Columbia, MO; burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Kenneth was born April 28, 1928 in Dodge City, KS to Emanuel and Mildred Richardson Sanford. He graduated from Macon High...
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Judith Lee Sanders

September 27, 1940 - January 23, 2018


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Cheryle Lynne Herman

January 31, 1953 - January 22, 2018

Cheryle Herman, 64, of Columbia passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital. Memorial services will be held at a later date.She was born on January 31, 1953, in Akron, Iowa the daughter of Lowell and Joyce (Rollins) Baldwin, both of whom preceded her in death. She worked at End of the Rainbow Childcare for 15 years. She also worked at Boone Hospital for 13 years, most of that time...
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Lorraine M. Roberts

March 4, 1933 - January 22, 2018

Dr. Lorraine Bielski Roberts (Rainey) 84, of Columbia, MO, a brilliant mind, a great beauty, and the kindest of friends died January 22, 2018 at home, attended lovingly by her daughter, Lisa Cochran, R.N. and surrounded by her children and grandchildren.Dr. Lorraine Bielski Roberts (Rainey) 84, of Columbia, MO, a brilliant mind, a great beauty, and the kindest of friends died Jan.22 at home,...
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Nancy Sue Davenport

March 31, 1933 - January 22, 2018

Nancy Sue Davenport, 84 of Columbia, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center.Visitation will take place, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home with a Graveside Service to follow with the Reverend Chester Heyer officiating. The interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery. Nancy was born, March 31, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of...
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Brenda Lois Coates-Cason

November 14, 1941 - January 21, 2018

Brenda Lois Coates-Cason, 76 of Columbia, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at South Hampton Place.Visitation will take place, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor R. J. Thornton of Step of Faith Ministries officiating. Brenda was born on November 14, 1941 in Paris, Missouri to Cleo Blecher and Pearl...
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Margaret Rose Lister

July 29, 1924 - January 18, 2018

Margaret Rose Lister1924-2018Margaret Lister, 93, of Columbia, MO passed away peacefully Thursday, January 18, 2018 at University Hospital. Memorial services will be held later.Margaret was born July 29, 1924 in Montevideo, MN to Sigurd and Mahree Friberg Aker. In 1940, she moved to Columbia, MO to finish High School at Stephens. She attended Stephens College for one year then MU for another year...
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Lela Jeanne Barr

November 16, 1922 - January 18, 2018

Lela Jeanne Barr, 95, died Thursday, January 18, 2018 in Columbia, after a short illness.A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 1:30 at Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Columbia, MO. Jeanne was born on November 16, 1922 in Valley Falls, Kansas, to Charles Henry Taylor and Elsie Ella Ashley. Her family moved to a...
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Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe

September 2, 1940 - January 18, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Bledsoe, 77, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at University Hospital.There will be a memorial visitation from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born on September 2, 1940, in Webb, MS, the daughter of James Cade and Rosie Lee (McNeely) Bledsoe, both of whom...
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Russell Dean Keith

March 22, 1934 - January 18, 2018

Russell Dean Keith, 83, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Family Worship Center, 4925 E Bonne Femme Church Rd, Columbia, MO with funeral service to follow at 1:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Leuther. Burial will be in Moniteau Advent Cemetery near Jamestown, MO with full military...
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Eddie Meyer Groff

August 16, 1951 - January 17, 2018

Eddie Meyer Groff, 66, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at The Neighborhoods by TigerPlace in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Jermine Alberty officiating. Burial will be in Memorial...
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Mary Louise Mason

September 19, 1925 - January 17, 2018

Mary Louise Mason, 92, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at The Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Memorial Funeral Home with memorial service to follow at 2:00 pm. Inurnment will be in Nashville Baptist Cemetery near Ashland, MO. Louise was born September 19, 1925 in Hartsburg, MO the...
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Jewel McCreery

July 14, 1920 - January 16, 2018

Jewel McCreery, 97, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave, Columbia, MO from 1:00 - 2:00 pm with funeral services to follow from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Officiating will be Rev. Ron Foley. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Jewel was born on...
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Rosemary Cleveland

June 11, 1936 - January 16, 2018


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Charles Henry Nichols

January 29, 1921 - January 15, 2018

C.H. "Tracky" Nichols, 96, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Monday January 15, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Entombment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.Tracky was born on January 29, 1921 in Boone County, MO the son of Charles Henry and Mary (Terry) Nichols who preceded him in death. He spend most of his...
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Joan Elaine Crosby

October 7, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Joan E. Crosby, 86, of Columbia, died at home surrounded by her children and supported by Boone Hospice on Monday, January 15, 2017. Visitation will take place, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the...
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William F. Dougherty

November 15, 1982 - January 14, 2018

William Dougherty, 35, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, January 14th. Memorial Service will be at 11am, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO. Friends may gather from 10-11am Saturday at the Funeral Home. Will was born November 15, 1982 in Chillicothe, MO to Richard and Nova (Perry) Dougherty. In 2001, he graduated from Rolla High School...
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Patsy Jo Hess

December 15, 1948 - January 14, 2018


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Dorothy F. Hinshaw

October 5, 1922 - January 12, 2018

Dorothy F. Hinshaw, 95, of Columbia passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at The Bluffs. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home, with Pastor Tracy Cook officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born on...
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Dorothy Hinshaw

October 5, 1922 - January 12, 2018

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Rebecca Gail Fricke

September 2, 1966 - January 12, 2018

Becky Fricke, 51, of Harrisburg began her heavenly journey on Friday, January 12, 2018 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Hartsburg. She was born on September 2, 1966 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Gerald and Sharon (Woods) Bolten. She was married on December 22, 1993 at Perche Baptist Church to Ronnie...
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Connie Darlene Medley

January 24, 1948 - January 11, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Juanita J. Rostice

November 15, 1926 - January 11, 2018

Juanita J. Rostice, 91, of Columbia, Missouri entered into the master's arms on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the University Of Missouri Hospital.Services will be held Saturday, January 20th at Second Missionary Baptist Church located at 4th and Broadway; Columbia, MO. Visitation from11:00 am - 12:00 pm with funeral services at 12:00 pm. Juanita was born on November 15, 1926 in McBaine Missouri,...
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Mary Lou Hassler

May 10, 1931 - January 9, 2018

Mary Louise Hassler1931-2018 Mary Lou Hassler, 86, of Columbia, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at Boone Hospital, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11am, Friday, January 12th, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 10am at the church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City. ...
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Ira George Hubbell

December 8, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Ira Hubbell1927-2018 Ira George Hubbell Jr, 90, former local physician, died in peace at his home in Columbia on January 8, 2018 following a prolonged illness. He was the only son of Ira George and Katherine Beck Hubbell, born in New Haven CT on December 8, 1927.Dr. Hubbell was a 4th generation physician who grew up in New Haven, CT, played college football and hockey, and entered the military at...
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Velma Ione Valdovines

June 7, 1932 - January 8, 2018

Velma "Toni" Ione Valdovines (Kennedy), 85, of Columbia passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at University Hospital. Visitation will take place 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m. with Bishop Roy Schmardabeck, officiating.Velma was born June 7, 1932 in Oark, Arkansas the daughter of Robert Kennedy and Kizzie...
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Carolyn Ann Kemper

March 12, 1945 - January 7, 2018

Carolyn Ann Kemper, 72, of Columbia entered the Kingdom of Heaven after a long battle with Parkinson's disease on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Manor at Elfindale in Springfield, Missouri. In the days leading up to her passing, family members gathered around her to reminisce and say goodbye. Her sisters Wanda Kay and Marilyn were by her side in her final moments. Carolyn was a member of...
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Georgia Rose Redden

February 6, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Georgia Rose Redden1937-2018 Georgia Redden, 80, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2017. Funeral Service will be 2:30pm, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO with visitation from 1:30-2:30om. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Georgia was a life-long resident of Boone County, born on February 6, 1937 to George Williams and Ethel...
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Richard Jennings Stretz

June 3, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Darlene Jane Blakemore

June 30, 1937 - January 6, 2018

Darlene Jane Blakemore, 80, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her residence.Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Thomas Lutz officiating.She was born in Wilton, MO, the daughter of Chester and...
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Gary Lee Cooper

February 15, 1951 - January 5, 2018

Gary Lee Cooper, or for those who knew him, Coop. You know the one. That guy.. Get's stuff done. Does what he says. Well...he passed away in his home on Jan 5th. He was 66 years old. Coop was a loved man. He was born Feb 15th, 1951 in Mountain Home, Ark. to Charles Cooper and Marjorie (Walker) Cooper who have proceeded him in death. Coop has 5 surviving brothers. Roy, Troy, David, Kevin and Mark....
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Dean Dean Hathman

January 16, 1938 - January 5, 2018

Dean Hathman, 79, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 surrounded by his family at Landmark Hospital in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Dean was born on...
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Kenneth William Thornton

January 7, 1932 - January 5, 2018

Kenneth William Thornton, 85, of Rocheport, MO, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at his home near Rocheport, MO. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. Kenneth was born on January 7, 1932 in Huntsdale, MO the...
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Helen Juanita Barnes

January 2, 1934 - January 2, 2018

Helen Juanita Barnes, 91, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Helen passed away at Columbia Manor Care Center in Columbia after a brief illness. She was born, Helen Juanita Sharp on August 29, 1926 in Edina, to Dewey and Ruby (Goodwin) Sharp and was raised by her grandparents, Robert and Gertrude Little. Helen was the oldest of six children. Two sisters survive, Eva Sue...
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Helen Juanita Barnes

January 2, 1934 - January 2, 2018

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Russell Edward Grant

September 18, 1943 - December 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Donald R. Driskill

September 23, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Don R. Driskill, 82, of Hallsville passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at The Bluffs.Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Hallsville United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will follow at 11:00 at the church, with Pastor Robert Cook officiating. Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia...
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William R. Terry

March 2, 1929 - December 29, 2017

William “Bill” R. Terry1929-2017 Bill Terry, 88, of Laurie, MO passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Memorial service will be 2:00pm Saturday, January 6, 2018 with visitation from 1-2pm at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO.Bill was born to Ray and Faye Terry on March 2, 1929 in Van Buren, MO and grew up on the Current River enjoying boating, swimming,...
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Thomas Elwood Billings

May 30, 1939 - December 21, 2017

Thomas Elwood Billings, 78, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at University of Missouri Hospital.Private graveside services will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO. Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at a later date. Thomas was born on May 30, 1939 in South Haven, MI the son of Earl and Helen (Miller) Billings who preceded him in death. He was a...
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Wilma Jean Brand

January 13, 1924 - December 20, 2017

Jean Brand, 93, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Lenoir Nursing Home in Columbia, MO.At Jean’s request there will be no services.Jean was born on January 13, 1924 in Liberty, MO the daughter of Lawrence and Eva (Johnson) Brand who preceded her in death. She attended Kansas City schools and served as a civilian cartographic drafter with the Army Corps of Engineers...
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Harold Lewis LaRoe

February 13, 1939 - December 20, 2017

"Hoss" Harold Lewis LaRoe, 78, of Hallsville, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at University Hospital.The family will receive friends from Noon - 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home, where funeral services will take place at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Hoss was born on February 13, 1939 in Boone County the son of George Homer LaRoe...
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Anna May Baker

May 1, 1921 - December 19, 2017

Anna May (Hedger) Baker, 96, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Provision Living at Columbia.Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home, with interment following in Memorial Park Cemetery.Anna May was born on May 1,...
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E. Irene Hane

February 8, 1923 - December 18, 2017

E. “Irene” Hane, 94, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at the Candlelight Lodge. A graveside service will take place at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Irene was born, February 8, 1923 in Boone County...
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Carrie Wilkins

September 23, 1926 - December 16, 2017

Carrie Wilkins, a former Denver high school French teacher who retired in Columbia in 2002, died on December 16, 2017, at Tiger Place. She was 91.Mrs. Wilkins died from complications of Alzheimer’s, a disease she was diagnosed with in 2005. She is survived by her step-daughter, Lee Wilkins Black, her son-in-law David Black, both of Columbia, her grand-daughter Miranda Atkinson and her...
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Hazel Maurine Frisby

October 29, 1931 - December 16, 2017

Hazel Maurine (Kallenbach) Frisby1931-2017 Hazel Frisby, 86, of Columbia passed from this life into her eternal home on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Lenoir Woods. She was born on October 29, 1931, to Charles Edison and Wilma (Connell) Kallenbach on a farm near Tuscumbia, Missouri. Funeral services will be conducted by Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, December 21, 2017, with visitation at 10...
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Flore Zephir

January 11, 1958 - December 15, 2017

Flore Zéphir1958-2017 Flore Zéphir, 59, of Columbia, MO. died on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia from 5-7pm on Thursday, December 21 with funeral service at 10am, Friday December 22. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Flore was born on January 11, 1958 in...
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Jacqueline Francelia RUNDIKS

September 29, 1933 - December 15, 2017

Jacqueline "Jacque" F. Rundiks1933-2017Jacque Rundiks, 84, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Terrace in Columbia. Memorial Service will be 11am, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia. Friends may gather from 10-11am. Inurnment will follow in Billingsville Cemetery, Billingsville, MO.Jacque was born September 29, 1933 in...
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Sue Hull Sample

December 6, 1945 - December 12, 2017

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William Cloyd Vaughn

June 13, 1927 - December 12, 2017

William “Bill” Vaughn, Sr., 90, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Landmark Hospital. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., with funeral following at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Randall Schilb. Interment with full military honors will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Bill was born on June 13...
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Katherine Vera Kelley

August 30, 1947 - December 9, 2017

Katherine Vera “Kathy” Kelley, 70, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at University Hospital.Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by memorial services at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery and will be at a later date.Kathy was born on August 30, 1947, in Princeton...
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Mary Lee Palmer

March 23, 1929 - December 7, 2017

Mary Lee Palmer, 88, of Columbia, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at her residence near Columbia, MO.Visitation will be on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:00pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mary was born on March 23, 1929...
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Thomas Lee Willems

May 31, 1983 - December 4, 2017

Thomas “Tom” Lee Willems, 34, of Centralia, MO, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at near Hallsville, MO. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Tom was born on May 31, 1983 in Ft. Wainwright, AK the son of Dennis and Barbara (Cordell)...
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Lawrence Frank Kuntz

December 1, 1957 - December 3, 2017

Lawrence “Larry” Frank Kuntz passed away Dec 3, 2017. He is survived by wife, Deborah Kuntz, daughters Christa Kuntz (Fiance Joshua Hagan, Mother Joanie Kuntz), Melanie (Ryan) Irish, granddaughter Michelle, stepchildren Rachel (Kevin) Brown, Conrad (Jessica) Boyle and seven step grandchildren. Siblings include Diane (Michael) Smith, Mary Beth Kuntz-Pashia (James), and Brian (Barbara)...
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Steve Edward Zobrisky

March 21, 1925 - November 30, 2017

Dr. Steve E. Zobrisky, PhD.1925-2017 Dr. Steve Zobrisky, 92, of Columbia, MO passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at University of Missouri Hospital by his side he was surrounded by his six loving children.Visitation will be 3-5pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017 with Masonic service at 5 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be 2pm, Sunday, December...
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Carrol Lee Blackwell

July 19, 1933 - November 29, 2017

Carrol Lee "Butch" Blackwell, 84, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Boone Hospital.Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at New Horizons United Methodist Church in Columbia, followed by memorial services at 2:00 p.m. Inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Francois Memorial Park in Bonne Terre, Missouri.Carrol was born on July 19, 1933,...
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Mary Jane Clohessy

July 12, 1930 - November 29, 2017

Mary Jane (Vogel) Clohessy, 87, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Boone Hospital. She was born to Louis and Odeal (Trebrake) Vogel on July 12, 1930 in St. Louis Missouri the sixth of seven daughters. She was married on October 15, 1949, in St. Louis to Joseph Kenneth Clohessy, who preceded her in death in 2010.Mary was a sister, wife, mother, grandmother,...
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Gregory Neil Bennett

December 3, 1957 - November 28, 2017

Gregory Neil Bennett1957-2017 Greg Bennett, 59, of Columbia, MO passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at home after a long battle with cancer. A memorial gathering will be from 2-4pm Friday, December 8, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO.Greg was born December 3, 1957 in Boone County, MO to Glenn and Florence Nadine Crane Bennett. He was a member of the first...
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Lawrence Joseph Berneche

April 27, 1929 - November 25, 2017

Lawrence Joseph Berneche1929-2017Lawrence Joseph Berneche, 88, of Columbia, MO, died peacefully on November 25, 2017 at the Truman Veteran's Hospital in Columbia, MO after a short illness. At his request, no services will be held.Mr. Berneche was born April 27, 1929 in Indianapolis, IN to Theodore Joseph Berneche and Cora Marie (Hawkins) Berneche. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and...
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Melvin Ray Nichols

January 17, 1952 - November 25, 2017

Melvin “Ray” Nichols, 65, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Arbors at Bluff Creek Terrace.A memorial for family and friends will take place at a later date. Ray was born, January 17, 1952 in Mexico, Missouri the son of Melvin (Pat) Nichols and Dorothy Fay Nichols. Ray graduated from Centralia High School. After serving in the Army, Ray managed Pizza Huts and Long John...
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Carol Lou Wieschhaus

June 14, 1934 - November 25, 2017

Carol Lou "Babe" Wieschhaus, 83, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare in Ashland, MO.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette Dr,...
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Guy Schupp

October 20, 1933 - November 25, 2017

Guy Schupp, 84, of Columbia passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital, Boonville, MO.A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, MO. Guy was born October 20, 1933 in...
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Michael Frederick-Neese Imhoff

October 23, 1949 - November 23, 2017

Michael F. Imhoff, 68, of Columbia passed away at Boone Hospital on November 23, 2017. He will be missed.Visitation will be Tuesday, November 28th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home, with services following at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be private for the family.Michael was born on October 23, 1949, in Tipton, Missouri, the son of Frederick Henry and Edna Juanita (Ramsey) Imhoff,...
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Emma L. Coffman

March 25, 1928 - November 23, 2017

Emma Lee Coffman, 89, of Columbia passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at Columbia Health Care. Inurnment will be at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery.She was born on March 25, 1928 in Cooper County. She worked for many years in the cafeteria at Columbia Regional Hospital. Emma enjoyed gardening.She is survived by: one daughter, Kay (Don) Floyd; one son,...
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Karen Mildred Stock

March 26, 1951 - November 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Phyllis A. Wells

January 6, 1952 - November 19, 2017

Phyllis Ann Wells, 65, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Boone Hospital.Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Phyllis was born on January 6, 1952 in Columbia, MO to...
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Dale Lee Richardson

May 2, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Dale Lee Richardson1939-2017 Dale Richardson, 78, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia. Visitation will be from 1-2pm, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO, with funeral service and burial following at 2pm, also in Memorial Park Cemetery.Dale was born May 2, 1939, in Fayette, MO, to...
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Dale Lee Richardson

May 2, 1939 - November 17, 2017

Dale Lee Richardson1939-2017Dale Richardson, 78, of Columbia, MO, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017, at The Neighborhoods in Columbia. Visitation will be from 1-2pm, Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO, with funeral service and burial following at 2pm, also in Memorial Park Cemetery.Dale was born May 2, 1939, in Fayette, MO, to...
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Hallie Marjean Chick

September 24, 1927 - November 17, 2017

Hallie Marjean Chick1927-2017Hallie Chick, 90, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 in Columbia, MO. Graveside services will be 1pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in Memorial Park Cemetery 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO.Hallie was born September 24, 1927 in Ashland, MO to Efton Simon Sapp and Lala Wren Sapp. She worked for the A&P Grocery Store and Commerce Bank. She loved...
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Theresa Ann Barnes

November 7, 1945 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Frances Harlene Craig

June 22, 1946 - November 16, 2017

Harlene Craig, 71, of Columbia, Mo passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Columbia.Visitation will be from 10-11am, Wednesday, November 22 at Memorial Funeral Home, with funeral service at 11am. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Harlene was born June 22, 1946 to Harvey and Frances Weaver in Sturgeon, Mo. On November 15, 1978 she married Philip Craig in Columbia, who survives. ...
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John Varvaro

January 14, 1923 - November 15, 2017

John Varvaro1923-2017 John Varvaro, 94, of Columbia, MO passed away, Wednesday November 15, 2017 at his home. Private family services will be held later.John was born January 14, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to Frank and Anna Accari Varvaro. In 1944, he married Margaret Vieira in Oakland, CA. A WWII Veteran, he served just under 3 years in the Army and was stationed in New Guinea as a Medical Technician...
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Henry Kemp

December 5, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Henry Kemp, 84, of Columbia, MO, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Sugar Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5400 E. Sugar Grove Rd, Columbia, MO. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Graveside service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with...
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Nellie Ruth Roberts

October 25, 1931 - November 11, 2017

Nellie Ruth Roberts, 86, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Nellie was born on October 25, 1931 in Boone County, MO...
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Tonie Verne Turner

March 14, 1923 - November 9, 2017

Tonie Turner of Columbia passed away peacefully on Nov 9, 2017 at Lenoir Woods Healthcare Center.A visitation will be held on Monday, Nov 13th from 3:00-6:00 at Memorial Funeral Home.Tonie (Vaughan) Turner was born March 14, 1923 in Linn, MO and, in 1942, married Ralph W. Turner, also of Linn. They enjoyed more than 72 years of marriage until Ralph's death in 2015.For many years, Tonie was...
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Lissie Ethyleene Earley

May 22, 1922 - November 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Mary Evelyn Sillivan

August 1, 1932 - November 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Edith J. Sims

October 18, 1920 - November 3, 2017

Edith Jewell Sims1920-2017 Edith Sims, 97, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday, November 03, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be from 4-6pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be 1pm, Monday November 6 at the funeral home, burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Edith was born October 18,...
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Margaret Frances Richardson

November 6, 1927 - November 2, 2017

Margaret Frances Richardson 1927-2017 Margaret Richardson of Columbia and Springfield, MO passed away peacefully on Thursday November 2, 2017 with her family by her side. Friends will be received Saturday, December 16 from 10-11am at Memorial Funeral Home with a service at 11. Graveside service will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Margaret (Pollock) Richardson was born November 6, 1927 in...
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Donald Edward Blumer

November 28, 1940 - November 2, 2017

Don Blumer, 76, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at his residence surrounded by loving family.Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home following visitation. Entombment with full military honors will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum.Don was born on November 28, 1940, in Boone...
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Leora Josephine McDow

September 28, 1922 - November 1, 2017

Leora J. McDow, 95, of Watertown, WI, formerly of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Crematory.She was born on September 28, 1922, the daughter of Roy and Margaret (Thorpe) Illig, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married to James H. McDow,...
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John B. Lewis

July 4, 1927 - October 31, 2017

John B. Lewis 90, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center surrounded by his beloved family. John was born on July 4, 1927, the son of Lorn Truman Lewis and Madge Widner. He was a graduate of Macon, High School and a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Eagle Scout ranking at the age of 18. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1945-1946. He...
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Pauline Mayse

March 14, 1926 - October 30, 2017

Paula Mayse1926-2017Anna Pauline Mayse (Paula) of Columbia, Missouri, formerly residing in Redlands California, passed away peacefully Monday, October 30th, 2017 at Boone Hospital center surrounded by family. Services will be held at Memorial funeral home in Columbia, Missouri on Friday, November, 3rd, 2017, visitation at 10:00 am, memorial service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Memorial...
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Richard Lee Basnett

September 7, 1941 - October 27, 2017

Richard “Dickie” Lee Basnett, 76, of Columbia, MO, passed away the morning of Friday, October 27, 2017 at University Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in...
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Pamela Jean Pinney

August 6, 1963 - October 26, 2017

Pamela Jean Pinney, 54, of Columbia, MO, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at her residence in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 30, 2017 at the funeral home.She was born on August 6, 1963 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Ralph Kenneth and Edna...
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Patsy R. Harmon

May 7, 1929 - October 26, 2017

Patsy R. Harmon, 88, of Columbia, MO, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO.Friends will be received on Monday, October 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Rd, Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the visitation at the church. Interment will be after the funeral at Memorial Park Cemetery,...
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Edward Thomas Downes

July 4, 1930 - October 26, 2017

Edward Thomas Downes, 87 of Columbia, MO passed away in the early morning hours of October 26th, 2017 under the comforting care of the Harry S Truman VA Hospital. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home with memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. Ed was born...
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Nancy G. Coleman

December 22, 1947 - October 25, 2017

Nancy G. Coleman, 69, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at home surrounded by family.Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.She was born on December 22, 1947, in...
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Marion Robert Ballard

August 7, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Marion R. Ballard, 93, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2017 at South Hampton Place skilled nursing facility in Columbia.Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28th, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Columbia. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia with full military honors.Marion was born...
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Blaine Franklin Parker

August 25, 1961 - October 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Tui Leona Jennings

August 25, 1935 - October 21, 2017

Tui Leona Jennings, 82, of Columbia, MO, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at her residence near Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO.She was born on August 25,...
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Billy J. Phillips

October 23, 1927 - October 19, 2017

Billy Joe Phillips1927-2017 Billy Joe Phillips, 89, of Columbia, MO passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Final Tee Time will be 10am Monday at his gravesite in Memorial Park Cemetery Columbia, MO.Billy Joe was born October 23, 1927 in Jefferson City, MO to Wesley and Mary Burnett Phillips. On February 2, 1953, he married Ruby Teel in Arkansas. He served in the...
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Virginia Ann Jungquist

February 20, 1922 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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William Joseph Six

July 2, 1965 - October 17, 2017

William Joseph Six, II1965-2017William Six, 52, of Columbia, MO passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia. Memorial service will be 10am, Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall 2201 W Rollins Road Columbia, MO followed by a reception until 12pm.William was born July 2, 1965 on the Air Force Base in Shields, IL to William Joseph...
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Franklin Floyd Putnam

May 17, 1948 - October 15, 2017

Franklin Floyd “Frank” Putnam, Sr., 69, of Auxvasse passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at his residence surrounded by loving family.Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home, with Chaplain Ken Greimann officiating. ...
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Marjorie May Barnes

October 8, 1931 - October 15, 2017

Marjorie May Barnes, 86, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Parkside Manor.Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Marjorie was born on August 9, 1931, in Columbia the...
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Garth Richard Ashpaugh

March 3, 1928 - October 12, 2017

Garth Richard Ashpaugh1928 - 2017Garth Ashpaugh, 89, passed suddenly Thursday October 12, 2017 at age 89 while in Florida preparing to continue his rehabilitation from a broken hip. Visitation will be from 1-2pm, Friday, October 20, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business loop 70 West Columbia, MO, with funeral service at 2pm. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Garth was a long-time...
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