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

Irma Sue Gray

December 9, 1945 - August 20, 2017

Sue Gray, 71, of Fulton passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Southampton Place.Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Sue was born on December 9, 1945, in Mexico, Missouri, the...
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Julie Anne Sword

February 10, 1961 - August 20, 2017

Julie Ann Sword1961-2017Julie Sword, 56, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 after a long illness. Private Memorial services will be held in Kansas City in Mid-September at a location yet to be determined.Julie was born February 10, 1961 in Kansas City, MO to Laurence and Shirley McInerney Silks. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri, having earned a Bachelor of...
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Brown G. Bass

July 23, 1934 - August 19, 2017

Brown G. Bass 83, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, MO. Brown was born on July 23, 1934 in Seminole, AL the son of Robert L. and Mary C. (Givins) Bass who preceded him in death. He was married on October 13, 1952 in Arcadia, FL...
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Justin Kyle Wilson

February 17, 1986 - August 18, 2017

Justin “Kyle” Wilson, 31, of Harrisburg, MO passed away Friday, August 18, 2017, at University Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO. Memorial service will follow at 6:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the funeral home. Kyle was born on...
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Paul Raymond Thornburg

June 22, 1924 - August 17, 2017

Paul Thornburg, 93, Columbia, MO passed away on August 18, 2017 at Boone Hospital.Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Paul was born on June 22, 1924 in Tulsa, OK the son of Ernest Benjamin and Cloe E...
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Julie Gay McGlasson

April 28, 1961 - August 16, 2017

Julie G. McGlasson, 56, of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her home in Columbia, MO. Memorial service will be held on August 26, at 1:00pm at Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W Broadway, Columbia, MO. Julie was born on April 28, 1961 in Jefferson City, MO the daughter of Billy Burke and Wanda Mae (Marine) McGlasson. She was a special education teacher for many years...
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Russell John Hendrickson

January 20, 1928 - August 13, 2017

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William Bernard Stocker

June 18, 1923 - August 10, 2017

Dr. Bill Stocker1923-2017“Doc Bill”, 94, of Springfield, passed away peacefully in Columbia, MO on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Candlelight Lodge assisted living facility .Bill was born June 18, 1923 in Monett, MO to Will and Jessie Stocker. He would follow in his uncle’s footsteps and become a dentist, graduating from Washington University School of Denistry in St. Louis.. He...
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Lila Kay Scott

March 9, 1950 - August 8, 2017

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Leigh Shelden Shaffer

March 8, 1947 - August 5, 2017

Leigh S. Shaffer, 70, of Columbia, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at his home in Columbia, MO. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, daughter, Victoria Shaffer, son-in-law, Ed Merkle, and his two grandchildren, Lila and Grant. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at The Crossing, 3615 Southland Dr, Columbia, MO. Celebration of Life will follow at 2...
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Pamela Carol Speer

October 16, 1942 - August 4, 2017

Pamela Carol Speer died Aug. 4, 2017 after a short illness.Services were private.She is the daughter of William and Dixie Speer. She is survived by sisters Janet Peek (Terry), Deborah McMillen (Randall), Martha Rouby (David) and brother, Paul Speer (Robin). Also surviving are nieces and nephews Brian and Tyler Peek; Sarah, Travis, Lucas McMillen; Ryan and Kristen Speer; Zach and Trevor Bogart...
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Richard Leon King

August 4, 1930 - July 31, 2017

Richard L. (Bill) King, Sr., 86, of Columbia, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Elks Lodge, 4747 E. Elk Park Dr., Columbia, MO. Bill was born on August 4, 1930, in Columbia, MO, the son of Judd and Rose Heisler King.He attended Hickman High School and was a lifelong...
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George Franklin Fadler

March 15, 1944 - July 30, 2017

George F. Fadler, 73, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on March 15, 1944, in Sikeston, Missouri, the son of Lester A. and Nina Pearl (Clauser) Fadler, both of whom preceded him in death. George served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked as a fisheries biologist in several places, including Anchorage, Alaska, where he did research...
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Mary Ann Frances Caldwell

July 23, 1924 - July 30, 2017

Mary Ann Frances Caldwell1924-2017 Mary Ann Caldwell, 93, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Friday, August 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia; where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:45pm. Mass of Christian burial will be 10am, Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes...
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Carita Lee Roach

January 19, 1927 - July 29, 2017

Carita Lee Peters Roach, age 90, of Columbia, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017.Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born in Poplar Bluff, MO to the late Emery T. Peters and Opal...
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William Alexander Hoevel

November 30, 1926 - July 28, 2017

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Nestor R. Canoy

March 7, 1927 - July 27, 2017

Nestor Rabe Canoy1927-2017 Nestor Rabe Canoy, M.D., 90, of Columbia, Missouri passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his daughter’s home in Cebu, Philippines. His son, Rev. Chas Canoy, celebrated a funeral Mass in Cebu on Monday, July 31. His remains were brought to Columbia, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Our Lady of...
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Mark William Baechle

January 20, 1955 - July 27, 2017

Mark W. Baechle, 62, of Columbia, passed away July 27, 2017, at home.Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Missouri United Methodist church at 204 S. 9th St, Columbia, MO on Friday, August 4, 2017. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.Mark was born January 20, 1955, in Webster Groves, Missouri to Raymond and Ruth ...
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Barbara Lou Ravenscraft

June 8, 1928 - July 27, 2017

Barbara L. Ravenscraft1928-2017Barbara Ravenscraft, 89, of Rocheport, MO departed this life for her heavenly home on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Sunday July 30, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral service will be 10:30 am, Monday, July 31, at Rockbridge Church of God Holiness 3515 Valencia Drive, Columbia, MO, with burial to follow in...
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Brian Keith Perry

October 23, 1967 - July 26, 2017

Brian “Keith” Perry, 49, died suddenly and unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. He will be dearly missed by his wife of over 22 years, Stephanie, and his children, Brian Keith, Madelynn Claire, Morgan Elizabeth, and Addison Abigail. Keith was born in Columbia, Missouri on October 23, 1967. He was baptized in 1975 through the Harrisburg Baptist Church. He...
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Allan Frederick Price

July 14, 1950 - July 24, 2017

Allan F. Price, 67, of Columbia passed away suddenly on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home.Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the funeral home, with Pastor Shay Roush officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be left to...
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Paul T. Karschnia

October 23, 1927 - July 23, 2017

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Betty Jane Bass

August 19, 1936 - July 23, 2017

Betty Jane Bass, 80, of Columbia passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Columbia Manor.Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Chester Heyer will officiate the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Central Missouri Humane Society. Betty was born on August 19, 1936, in Arcadia, Florida, the daughter of Sam...
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Della Faye Pauley

April 5, 1920 - July 22, 2017

Della Faye Pauley, 97, of Ashland, MO, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Ashland Villa in Ashland, MO Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born on April 5, 1920 in Boone County, MO...
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Thomas Victor Boerio

May 19, 1924 - July 21, 2017

Thomas Victor Boerio, 93, of Columbia, MO, formerly of Kincaid, IL passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.Thomas was born on May 19, 1924 in Jeisyville, IL the son of Thomas and Costanza (Lomagno) Boerio who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Boerio...
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Ronald Wayne Persinger

December 10, 1956 - July 20, 2017

Ronald “Ron” Wayne Persinger, 60, of Rocheport, MO, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at his home.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.He was born on December 10, 1956 in Columbia,...
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Elizabeth Louise Kivett

January 27, 1934 - July 18, 2017

Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Whitesides) Kivett, 83, of Columbia, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at The Bluffs, in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. She was born...
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Clifford Daniel Custin

June 30, 1928 - July 16, 2017

Clifford D. Custin, 89, of Tiger Place, Columbia, MO, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 30, 1928 in Decatur, IL to Clifford D. Custin, Sr. and Katherine Louise Squiro. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years LaVonne “Mimi” Custin, his parents Clifford and Katherine Custin and two grandchildren, Adam Custin...
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Dolores Ruth Curry

September 19, 1933 - July 15, 2017

Dolores Ruth Curry1933-2017Dolores Curry, 83, of Centralia, MO formerly of Columbia, passed away, Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Heritage Hall in Centralia. Graveside services will be 4:30 pm, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Memorial Park Cemetery.Dolores was born September 19, 1933 in Jefferson City, MO to Forrest and Florence Mueller. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles, was always ready for a game...
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LouAnne Mae Lynch

July 2, 1930 - July 15, 2017

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Barbara Jewkes Barrett

March 30, 1927 - July 14, 2017

Barbara Jewkes Barrett, 90, died peacefully at Parkside Manor care home in Columbia, Missouri on July 14, 2017 and was buried on August 1, 2017 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri, with family members in attendance. Barbara was born on March 30, 1927 in Los Angeles, California to Jesse Delos Jewkes and Belle Gardner Jewkes. She graduated with a B.S. in Political...
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Bernice Bias

October 7, 1935 - July 12, 2017

BERNICE BIAS1935-2017Bernice left her earthly home for her heavenly home unexpectedly on July 12, 2017. Visitation will be Monday, July 17, 2017 from 1-2:30pm, followed by a celebration of her life at 2:30 at Parkade Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.She was the youngest of eleven daughters, born to Arie and Patrina VanderLinden of Lacey, Iowa on October 7, 1935. At...
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Shirley Nadine Collins

October 22, 1929 - July 12, 2017

Shirley Collins, 87, of Hallsville, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her home.As per Shirley’s wishes, no services will be held.She is survived by her son, Greg (Deb) Collins; grandchildren, Derick (Andrea) Vollrath, Michelle (Matt) Vore, and Sadie Collins; and great-grandchild-ren, Jenna, Mason, and Ava Vore.She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Collins; and daughters,...
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Stefanie Gayle Leroux

August 1, 1963 - July 11, 2017

Stephanie Gayle Leroux1963-2017 Stefanie Leroux, 53, of Columbia, MO passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017. A private family Memorial service will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.Stefanie was born August 1, 1963 in Liberal, KS to Lawrence L. and Jeanette Hefling Leroux. She worked several years for MFA Oil Company. She is survived by her mother, Jeanette Leroux of Columbia; brother, Steven (Tammy)...
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Sandra Carol Bley

May 5, 1964 - July 11, 2017

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Wanda Nadine Mahan

March 12, 1941 - July 11, 2017

Wanda N. Mahan1941-2017Wanda Mahan, 76, a lifelong Boone County resident, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Friday, July 14, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway Columbia, MO with visitation from 10 am -11 am at the church. Private interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Columbia, MO.Wanda was born March 12,...
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Peggy Ann Tanner

March 15, 1936 - July 9, 2017

Peggy Ann Tanner, 81, of Columbia, formerly of Centralia, died Sunday, July 9, at The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place, in Columbia. She was interred in the Centralia City cemetery by Memorial Funeral Home and private family services will be held at a later date.Born March 15, 1936, in Shelby County, IL, to C.C. and Lois Carr, she spent her young life in Illinois. Her family moved to a farm near...
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Mary Jane Williams

May 22, 1941 - July 8, 2017

Mary Jane Williams, 76, Columbia, MO passed away at University Hospital on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Mary was born on May 22, 1941 in Nesbit, MS the daughter of Napoleon and Julia (Wallace) Lovelady who preceded...
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Everette Allen Corley

August 12, 1931 - July 7, 2017

Dr. E.A. Corley (Al) passed away at his home on July 7, 2017, with his wife Meredith by his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m.Al was born August 12, 1931 in Greenwood, South Carolina to Blanche and Everette Corley....
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Deanna Faye Youngman

January 24, 1940 - July 5, 2017

Deanna (Dee) Faye (Bruner) Youngman, 77, Columbia, MO, passed away at Lenoir Woods, Lutheran Senior Services, Columbia, MO on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Visitation of Dee’s life will be held from 9:30 AM -11:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S Olivet Rd, Columbia, MO. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church. Her ashes will be delivered later...
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Kenneth Mitchell Kays

April 3, 1936 - July 3, 2017

Dr. Kenneth Mitchell “Mitch” KaysApril 3, 1936 – July 3, 2017 Dr. Kenneth Mitchell “Mitch” Kays passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be at Eldon Cemetery, Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00am. There will be visitation later that day at 2:00pm at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, Missouri with a...
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Lois Maxine Glasgow

April 18, 1931 - July 3, 2017

Lois Glasgow, 86, of Columbia, MO passed away in Ashland, MO after a brief battle with Alzheimer’s. No services are scheduled at this time.Lois was born April 18, 1931 in Ogallah, NE to Lenard and Norma Naylor Owens. On August 28, 1948, she married Glenn Glasgow in Independence, MO. While living in Kansas City, she worked a few years for Hallmark, and also worked several years for Kirlin...
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Glenn Albert Grimes

June 17, 1923 - July 2, 2017

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Meredith Lynne Nelson

November 10, 1944 - June 28, 2017

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Thomas Paul Rice

August 17, 1955 - June 26, 2017

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William Joseph Burkett

December 10, 1926 - June 26, 2017

William J. Burkett Jr, 90, Columbia, MO passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St, Columbia, MO. William was born on December 10, 1926 in New Orleans, LA the son of William J. and Lillian (Bourne) Burkett who preceded him in death. He was married in...
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Jimmie Ross Hinshaw

May 27, 1932 - June 26, 2017

Jimmie R. Hinshaw, 85, Columbia, MO passed away on Monday, June 26, 2017 at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 PM on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. Jimmie was born on May 27, 1932...
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Sally Elnor Walls

January 22, 1931 - June 26, 2017

Sally Elnora Walls1931-2017Sally Walls, 86, of Columbia, MO passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia.Private family services will be at Memorial Funeral Home.Sally was born January 22, 1931 in Evening Shade, AR to Mortimer James and Dessie Pierce Duke. On July 22, 1954, she married Joseph T. Walls. She was a very artistic woman; working with ceramics, a talented...
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Samuel Grover Davee

March 7, 1936 - June 25, 2017

Samuel Grover Davee1936-2017Sam Davee, 81, of Columbia, MO left this life for his eternal reward on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, MO.Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Friday, June 30 at the 1st Assembly of God Church 1100 N 7th Street Columbia. Funeral service will be 10am, Saturday, July 1 at 1st Assembly with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery 1217 Business...
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Jewell Elizabeth Tipton

October 25, 1933 - June 25, 2017

Jewell Elizabeth "Liz" Tipton of Columbia, passed away the morning of Sunday, June 25th, 2017 in the comfort of her home from natural causes. She was 84 years old.There will be no services scheduled at this time. She was born October 25th, 1933 to Myrtle and Will Harris. She survived her parents, siblings, husband (Harold Tipton), and daughter (Diane Cross). Liz is survived by her only...
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Leona M. Nichols

April 18, 1927 - June 24, 2017

Leona Mae Nichols, 90, Columbia, MO passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Leona was born on April 18, 1927 in Macon, MO the daughter of...
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Wynona Gayle King

September 14, 1930 - June 22, 2017

Wynona G. “Noni” King1930-2017 Wynona King, 86, of Columbia, MO passed away, Thursday, June 22, 2017. A memorial gathering will be from 5-7pm, Thursday, June 29 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.Noni was born September 14, 1930 in Columbia, MO to Abner and Josephine Ficklin Nichols. She was a 1948 graduate of Hickman High School, and life-long resident of Columbia. She worked for...
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Violet Marie Canole

August 5, 1923 - June 22, 2017

Violet Marie Canole1923-2017Violet Canole, 93, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Bluffs. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Monday, June 26 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2pm, Tuesday, June 27 at Memorial with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Violet was born August 5, 1923 in Boone County, to William and Mary Davis Bennett. She was a 1943 graduate of David H....
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Sharron Margaret Crane

July 20, 1935 - June 22, 2017

Sharron Margaret Crane (Ingles) went to be with Jesus on June 22, 2017 at the wise age of 81, while surrounded by family at home. She was born July 20th, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter W. and Lillian E. (Rateike) Harbacek.Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the...
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Lily Maud Fenton

March 12, 1929 - June 21, 2017

Lily Fenton, 88, of Columbia, MO passed away, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Neighborhoods. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Monday, June 26, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with visitation from 1-2pm. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Lily was born, March 12, 1929 in Queen City, MO to Benjamin and Opal Gordon White. In 1947, she graduated from Meadville High School as a...
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Timon J. Rains

December 12, 1947 - June 18, 2017

Timon Junior “TJ” Rains, 69, Columbia, MO passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at The Bluffs in Columbia, MO. No services are planned at this time. Inurnment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. TJ was born on December 12, 1947 in Etterville, MO the son of Timon and Grace (Barbee) Rains, who preceded him in death. He was a Vietnam veteran of the US Army where...
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Christopher Eugene Reed

December 25, 1969 - June 18, 2017

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Helen Tallen Proctor

January 5, 1922 - June 17, 2017

Helen Tallen Proctor1922-2017Helen Tallen Proctor, 95, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017. Her husband, Earl Leslie Proctor preceded her in death on January 14, 2017. Born on January 5, 1922 in Moberly, MO, she is survived by her daughter, Sandy Proctor Osborn and granddaughter, Melissa Proctor Osborn, M.D. of Houston, TX. Memorial services will be held at a later date.Online...
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Laurel Jeanne Powell

January 6, 1939 - June 16, 2017

Laurel Jeanne Powell1939-2017Laurel Jeanne (Smith) Powell, 78, of Columbia, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017.She was born January 6, 1939 in Columbia, Missouri to the late Laura Alice (Cunningham) Smith and Dr. George E. Smith. On June 29, 1957, Jeanne married the late E. Dale Powell. She earned her associates and bachelor of fine arts degrees from Stephens College. She was on the...
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Shirley Ann Hoefer

October 11, 1932 - June 14, 2017

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James Glenn Wade

December 2, 1937 - June 14, 2017

James Glenn (Big Jim) Wade1937-2017 Jim Wade, 79, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 5-7pm, Monday, June 19 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia with Masonic service at 7pm. Following the visitation; a Celebration of Life will be will be at 8pm at the Scottish Rite Valley 33 Masonic Drive, Columbia. Funeral Service...
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Shirley Dean Morton

January 31, 1935 - June 14, 2017

Shirley Dean Morton, 82, of Rocheport, MO passed away at Boone Hospital Center on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.Visitation will be on Friday, June 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Shirley was born on January 31, 1935 in Howard County, MO the daughter of Boyd and...
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Luther Allen Jeffries

October 27, 1960 - June 10, 2017

Luther Allen Jeffries1960-2017Allen Jeffries, 56, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was born October 27, 1960 in Fayette, MO to Eli and Geraldine Jeffries. On October 27, 1979, he married Renatta G. Dalton and had two children. Visitation will be from 1pm-2:30pm on Wednesday, June 14 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, with funeral service at 2:30pm. Burial will follow in...
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Gary Wayne Grant

February 14, 1953 - June 10, 2017

Gary Wayne Grant, 64, Columbia, MO passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be Memorial Park Cemetery.Gary was born on February 14, 1953 in Columbia, MO the son of Elijah and...
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Daniel Joseph Wertzberger

May 4, 1987 - June 7, 2017

Daniel Joseph Wertzberger, 30, Higbee, MO passed away near Harrisburg, MO on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00 AM -11:00 AM at Memorial Funeral Home. Memorial service will follw at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the funeral home. Daniel was born on May 4, 1987 in St. Louis, MO the son of John and Janet (Wesselschmidt) Wertzberger. He...
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Ingeborge Janine Davis

September 11, 1946 - June 4, 2017

Jenny Davis, 70, of Columbia, MO passed away June 4, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be 10am, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Visitation will be from 9-10am at the funeral home and burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Jenny was born September 11, 1946 in Lautenberg, Germany. She is survived by her husband Darold; sons, Stefan Lochner of Biloxi, MS, Uwe...
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James Robert Bohnenkamp

April 14, 1952 - June 4, 2017

James Robert Bohnenkamp, 65, of Columbia, MO passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at his home, after an on-going illness.Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 9:30 AM, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 AM at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO.Jim was born on April 14, 1952 in Chillicothe, MO to loving parents Bob and Peggy (Murphy) Bohnenkamp and was the oldest of eight...
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Martha Jo Winter

October 8, 1937 - June 4, 2017

Martha Jo Winter1937 – 2017Martha Winter, 79, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 in Columbia. Funeral services will be 3:00pm, Saturday, June 10 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia with visitation from 1-3 pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Martha was born in 1937 in Randolph County, MO to Joe and Fonda (Smith) Bryant and grew...
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Daniel Vears Herbert

January 27, 1971 - June 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Jerry Wayne Palmer

October 4, 1946 - June 2, 2017

Jerry Palmer, 70, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at his home.Funeral service will be 10am, Wednesday, June 7 at Memorial funeral home in Columbia; burial will follow in Memorial park cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8pm, Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home.Jerry was born, October 4, 1946 in Boone County, MO to James and Nellie Calvert Palmer. He was a 1964 graduate of Hickman...
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Jerry Gilbert Mockbee

March 15, 1939 - June 1, 2017

Jerry Gilbert Mockbee, age 78, passed away at Boone Hospital Center following a severe fall at home. Jerry was born to Gilbert Clarence Mockbee and Beulah Hendricks Staats Mockbee on March 15, 1939 at home on the Boone County banks of Cedar Creek. He worked for over 30 years at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and for 20 years at Stephen’s College before that. Jerry loved to...
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Ruth Augusta Zeller

April 21, 1919 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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John Richard Roberts

March 7, 1934 - May 31, 2017

John R. Roberts1934-2017John R. Roberts (Jack), 83, of Columbia, Missouri, died May 31st at home, attended lovingly by his daughter Lisa Cochran. The funeral will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 7th at Newman Center with Father Rich Litzau officiating. Jack’s ashes will be interred in the parish following the Mass.Jack was born March 7, 1934, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Paul Roberts...
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Roberta Jean Light

January 4, 1933 - May 31, 2017

Roberta Jean Light1933-2017Achieving a life well lived – this was the goal, long ago attained, by Roberta Jean Light who passed away May 31, 2017. Loyal and loving, a champion for children and a standard bearer for justice, Roberta lived her 84 years as someone who remained true to her goal, years after her memory escaped her. An ice cream social, in celebration of her life, will be held at...
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John Alfred Strawn

October 7, 1931 - May 31, 2017

John Alfred (J.A.) Strawn1931-2017J.A. Strawn, 85, of Columbia, MO passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Columbia. Memorial Service will be 2pm, Sunday, June 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church 2615 Shepard Blvd Columbia, 65201. He was born, October 7, 1931 in Columbia, MO to Porter W. and Stella Denham Strawn. For many years, J.A. owned and operated “Strawn and Son” Paint and...
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Patricia Ann Hardin

November 21, 1937 - May 31, 2017

Patricia Hardin1937-2017Patricia Ann “Patty” Hardin, 79, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Funeral service will be 11:30am, Monday, June 5, 2017 at Memorial Funeral home, with visitation from 10-11:30. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Patty was born on November 21, 1937 in Columbia to Leola and Carl Holloway. She...
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Willie Frances Jones

January 9, 1926 - May 30, 2017

Frances Jones, 91, of Centralia, MO passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be 11:30am, Monday, June 5, 2017 at Grandview Baptist Church near Centralia, with burial in Grandview Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11:30am Monday at the Church.Frances was born Willie Frances Nauser, on January 9, 1926 to in Callaway County to William and Ella Wilkerson...
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Joann C. Moreau

July 27, 1935 - May 28, 2017

Joann Moreau, 81, of Rocheport, MO passed away as she slept peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017.Joann was born July 27, 1935 in Rocheport, MO to Robert and Dorothy Grossman Cook. She graduated from New Franklin High School in 1952. Before graduating, she would marry Donald Moreau in Fayette, MO on June 16, 1951. They would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on June 16th.She is survived by...
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Narin Hoy

May 2, 1956 - May 28, 2017

Narin Hoy, 61, Columbia, MO, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the funeral home. Narin was born May 2, 1956 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia the daughter of Kuong and Muy ...
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Hugh Kent Hodler

July 16, 1952 - May 27, 2017

Hugh K. Hodler1952-2017 Hugh Hodler, 64, of Columbia, MO passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home. Visitationwill be from 10-11 am Thursday, June 1 at Memorial Funeral Home with funeral services at 11am, burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Hugh was born July 16, 1952 in California, MO to Marion Alma Fischer, and Clyde Hodler. On May 2, 1975, he married Mary Ruth Schreck in Tipton,...
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George Martin Ashton

August 20, 1963 - May 26, 2017

George Ashton, 53, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.George was born August 20, 1963 in Austin, MN to Kenneth and Darlene Ashton. His family moved to Albert Lea, MN, in 1968. George is a 1982 graduate of Albert Lea Senior High School and joined the US Army in August that same year. George started his career in the Army as a Medical Supply Specialist and later reclassified to...
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Cameron Scott Caruthers

June 16, 1988 - May 22, 2017

Cameron Scott Caruthers, 28, entered the gates of heaven on May 22, 2017. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Parkade Baptist Church, 2102 N Garth Ave, Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.Cameron was born June 16, 1988 in...
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Michael Martin Morris

June 24, 1965 - May 16, 2017

Michael Martin Morris, 51, of Columbia, MO passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at his home in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be follow at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Grandview Cemetery in Hannibal, MO. Michael was born on...
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Roy Hiram Rice

January 4, 1929 - May 14, 2017

Roy Rice, 88, of Columbia, MO passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home in Columbia. Roy was born January 4, 1929 in Beard, Illinois to Hiram and Nellie Mutzbauer Rice. He grew up in Carlinville, IL, served in the US Navy during WWII and married Jacqueline Hargis of Gillespie, IL. A sailor at 17, husband at 19, and father at age 20, he wasted no time in beginning a long and prosperous career...
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Clarence Edward Coats

August 24, 1975 - May 13, 2017

Clarence Edward “CJ” Coats, Jr., 41, beloved son of Clarence Edward Coats, Sr. and Wanda Fay Coats, and beloved brother of Monique S. Coats and Mion L. Powell passed away May 13, 2017 in Columbia, Missouri. CJ was born August 24, 1975 in Columbia, Missouri. He attended Grant Elementary, West Junior High School, and Rockbridge High School. He worked in the hotel and restaurant...
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Robert Dale Buzard

November 22, 1924 - May 13, 2017

Robert Dale Buzard “Buzz”, 92, of Columbia, MO passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Lenoir Woods in Columbia, MO.Memorial service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd South, Columbia, MO. Graveside service and inurnment will be at 11:45 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.Robert...
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William Herbert Nelson

March 14, 1932 - May 12, 2017

William H. Nelson, 85, of Columbia, MO passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home, Columbia, MO. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.William...
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Michael Anthony Carr

November 29, 1941 - May 11, 2017

Michael Carr, 75, of Columbia, formerly of Osage Beach, MO passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be from 5-7pm Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO. Mass of Christian burial will be 10AM, Friday, May 19, 2017 at the St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia; burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Michael was...
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Joan Joyce Sorrels

March 6, 1933 - May 11, 2017

Joan Trower Sorrels, 84, of Columbia, MO passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 1112 E Broadway, Columbia, MO. Memorial service will follow at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the church. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date...
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James Edgar Crosby

April 28, 1926 - May 7, 2017

James E Crosby III, 91, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, May 7, 2017.He was born April 28, 1926 to James E. and Lenore E. (Casselman) Crosby, Jr in Doniphan, Missouri. He is a graduate of Hickman High School and the University of Missouri. He served in the US Navy as a Petty Officer Third Class and was honorably discharged on June 16, 1946. He was employed by Shelter Mutual Insurance...
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Grover Leroy Kirsch

February 20, 1925 - May 7, 2017

Grover Leroy Kirsch, 92, left this earthly world for his new home in Heaven on May 7, 2017.Grover was born on the family farm near Lilbourn, MO (in southeast MO) on February 20, 1925. His parents were Arthur Kirsch and Luella Bischoff Kirsch. His mother died when he was 3 years old so he grew up in a motherless household. Two older sisters, Eulalia and Audrey, helped raise him. Like so many of...
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Linda Lou Morris

March 23, 1942 - May 6, 2017

Linda Lou Morris, 75, of Columbia, MO passed away on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at her home near Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Linda was born on March 23, 1942 in Columbia, MO the...
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Barbara A. Logsdon

September 12, 1938 - May 5, 2017

Barbara Anne Logsdon, 78, of Columbia, MO passed away on Friday, May 05, 2017 surrounded by her family.Barbara was born in Woburn, MA on September 12, 1938 daughter of Allen and Ruth (Cowham) McLatchy. She married James Nelson Logsdon and he preceded her in death in 2002.Barbara enjoyed playing cards and stirring up the area with the Bethel Ridge Gang. She enjoyed her family and being in the...
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Donna W. Trice

July 20, 1945 - May 4, 2017

Donna Wayland Trice left us on May 4th, 2017 after suffering severe health issues for over 10 years.Donna was entombed at Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at a private family service.Donna was born on July 20, 1945 to her parents, Edgar G. Wayland and Ella C. Wayland, who proceeded her in death. She arrived in this world at Kelley Air Force Field in San Antonio, Texas At the...
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Gerald F. Litteral

November 16, 1928 - May 3, 2017

Gerald “Jerry” Litteral, 88, of Columbia, MO passed away at his home on May 3, 2017.Gerald was born November 16, 1928 in St. Louis, MO son of Raleigh and Mazie Litteral who preceded him in death.He married Doris J. Luker on April 14, 1951 and she preceded him in death. On May 21, 1983 Jerry married Leona Jirmars and she survives.Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army from 1946 ...
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Rick Hines

February 17, 1950 - May 2, 2017

Rick Hines, age 67, of La Plata, MO, joined his Lord and Savior on May 2, 2017. Rick was born February 17, 1950, in Kirksville, MO, to William F. and Evelyn C. Rector Hines. He is survived by his sons, Wyeth and Spencer Hines; his mother, Evelyn Weber; his sister and brother-in-law, Kristy and Dave Haskin; daughters-in-law, Nikomi and Nikki Hines; his grandchildren Hannah, Grant, and Brooklyn;...
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Jo Ann Beard

February 15, 1942 - May 2, 2017

JoAnn (Cagle) Beard, 75 of Columbia, MO passed away May 2, 2017 in Columbia, MO leaving this notice:Dear Kids,I made it I’m in Heaven with Dad, and what an amazing trip! I had the privilege of being Wife, Mom and Grandma, I was a stay at home Mom for you because you matter, family matters and home matters. As family and friends gather to remember me and say good bye hold on to the good...
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Gerald Wayne Yarbor

September 16, 1948 - April 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia, COLUMBIA, MO.
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Phillip Joseph Buckman

October 17, 1948 - April 28, 2017

Phillip Joseph Buckman, 68, of Columbia, MO passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 Harry S Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO.Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Boonesboro Cemetery.Phillip was born on October 17, 1948 in Hannibal, MO the son of Joseph and...
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Beverly Ann Palmatary

October 1, 1945 - April 27, 2017

Beverly Ann Palmatary, 71, of Columbia, MO passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home.Beverly was born on October 1, 1945 in Moberly, MO the daughter of Glenn and Mary (Gutekunst) Palmatary who preceded her in death. She retired from Boone Hospital Center as a RN. In her...
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