Family Obituaries

Harold Skrabal, 1948-2014, of Columbia

He was a dedicated pharmacist at University Hospital in Columbia for over 43 years. He was a member of the Model A Restorers Club and a member of Campus Lutheran Church in Columbia.

John Ford Beaman, Sept. 14, 1928 — Dec. 16, 2014, of New Franklin

John Ford Beaman died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. He was 86.

Catherine C. Seltsam, March 5, 1955 — Dec. 14, 2014, of Columbia

Mrs. Seltsam, who graduated from MU in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in education,was known for her positivity and gentle spirit.

Shelia Ree Burnett, Feb. 5, 1964 — Dec. 12, 2014, of New Franklin

The Columbia native was a member of Boonesboro Christian Church and enjoyed gardening, baking and spending time with her grandkids.

Beverly Robertson Murrell, 1936 — Dec. 11, 2014, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Daniel Niday, August 18, 1921-December 11, 2014

Daniel Niday died Thursday. He was 93 years old.

Joseph Snow, October 2, 1930-December 10, 2014

Joseph Snow died Wednesday, December 10. He was 84. 

Charles Shipman, Feb. 4, 1934 — Dec. 7, 2014

Charles Shipman was an aviator in the Army Corps of Engineers and spent 20 years in the United States Army. He died Dec. 7.

Annie E. Ratliff, Nov. 3, 1943 — Dec. 6, 2014, of Columbia

After retiring from Stephens College after 25 years of service, Ms. Ratliff enjoyed gardening, family activities and cooking.


Joyce Sue Steere, Dec. 12, 1929 — Nov. 29, 2014, of Columbia

Mrs. Steere was a longtime member of the Columbia Mothersingers and an active member of First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School and sang in the choir for many years.

Don L. Landers, Oct. 15, 1938 — Dec. 1, 2014, of Columbia

Don L. Landers was an accountant who founded two accounting firms and was involved with many local organizations in Columbia. He enjoyed attending MU sporting events, golfing, traveling and fishing with his grandson.

Charles Allen Enochs, Dec. 25, 1949 — Nov. 30, 2014, of Ashland

Charles Allen Enochs, 64, of Ashland, MO passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 in Boone Hospital.

Oscar Uel Blank, April 26, 1921 — Nov. 29, 2014, of Columbia

After serving as a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II, Mr. Blank earned a master's in agricultural economics at the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. at Michigan State.


William H. Dunn, Nov. 18, 1922 — Nov. 18, 2014, of Magee, Mississippi

William H. Dunn of Magee, Mississippi, died Nov. 18, 2014. He was 92.

Helen Lorraine Jenkins, Aug. 23, 1928 — Nov. 17, 2014, of Columbia

Helen Lorraine Jenkins, 86 of Columbia passed away peacefully on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Boone Hospital after a brief illness.

William Raymond Brown, Jr., Feb. 18, 1936 — Nov. 8, 2014, of Asheville, N.C.

William Raymond Brown, Jr., of Asheville, died Saturday, November 8, at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Franklin L. Mitchell Jr., June 18, 1930 — Nov. 14, 2014, of Columbia

Dr. Frank Mitchell, a pioneer in trauma surgery at University Hospital, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was 84. He was also the founder of University Hospital’s ground ambulance service and Staff for Life Helicopter Service.

Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz, Dec. 18, 1930 — Nov. 18, 2014, Columbia

Dr. Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz was a founding member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Columbia in 1974. He died Saturday at age 83.

Charles David Rumbaugh, May 14, 1954 — Nov. 12, 2014, of Hallsville

Charles David Rumbaugh of Hallsville died Wednesday, Nov. 12. He was 60 years old.

Billy Joe Bass, Nov. 29, 1927 — Nov. 9, 2014, of Columbia

Mr. Bass worked as a newspaper typesetter for 30 years and enjoyed creating chests, cabinets and more out of wood.