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Family Obituaries

Donald Woodson Sr., March 23, 1932 – March 27, 2015, of Columbia

A visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home. A service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hallsville United Methodist Church.

Bernice F. Prost, 91, of Columbia

Barbara English Leach, July 13, 1932 — March 19, 2015

Barbara Leach earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Ruben Lopez, July 23, 1934-Feb. 22, 2015

Services will held 2-5 p.m. March 28 at Community of Christ Church, 1111 Fairview Road.

David Oliver, April 2, 1942 — March 14, 2015, Columbia

David Oliver produced, with his wife, Debbie, 28 YouTube teaching videos about his journey with cancer. The videos posted to his blog, which has received more than 100,000 hits from over 74 different countries.

Helen Elizabeth Gentry Cain, Dec. 20, 1919-March 16, 2015

Helen Elizabeth (Gentry) Cain owned and operated a beauty shop in her home until 1999. She also loved fishing, gardening and making quilts. Ms. Cain died Monday. She was 95.

William D. Johns, Nov. 2, 1925 – March 9, 2015, of Columbia

William D. Johns, MU professor emeritus of geology, died Monday. He was 89.

Tommie Ray Kratzburg, Feb. 16, 1949 — Jan. 18, 2015 of Columbia

Tommie Ray Kratzburg of Columbia died Jan. 18, 2014. He was 65.

Dorothy Ann Harlan, Oct. 11, 1924 — March 8, 2015, of Columbia

Dorothy Ann Cochran Harlan of Columbia died March 8. She was 90.

Dora Ann Kovacs, Jan. 30, 1923 — March 12, 2015, of Columbia

Dora Ann Kovacs was a 4-H leader at Rock Bridge for over 20 years and a docent at Boone County Historical Society. She loved to garden and cook. She died Sunday at age 92.

Betty Jane Boyer Lakin, Dec. 26, 1941 — March 7, 2015, of Columbia

Betty Jane Boyer Lakin of Columbia died Saturday. She was 73.

Ora Helen Ware, Aug. 25, 1916 — March 6, 2015, of Columbia

Ora Helen Ware of Columbia died Friday. She was 98.

Marvin Eugene Tracy, May 20, 1931 — March 3, 2015, Liberty

Marvin Eugene Tracy's chief hobby and passion was planting and maintaining flowers, shrubs and trees. He died March 3. He was 83.

Margie Day, Feb. 7, 1956 — Feb. 25, 2015

Margie Day passed away Feb. 25, 2015, at University Hospital. She was 59.

Jeffrey Neil Davis, Feb. 16, 1959 — Jan. 30, 2015, formerly of Columbia

Jeffrey Neil Davis, formerly of Columbia, died Jan. 30, 2015. He was 55.

Jeffrey Neil Davis enjoyed woodworking and fishing

Jeffrey Neil Davis served as a U.S. Marine. He spent most of his life as a carpenter and enjoyed woodworking. Mr. Davis died Jan. 30, 2015. He was 55.

Karen Iola Piest, Dec. 21, 1945 — Feb. 23, 2015, of Columbia

Karen Iola Piest died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. She was 69.

Lorene Prewitt Warmbrodt, June 25, 1913 — Feb. 19, 2015, of Boonville

Lorene Prewitt Warmbrodt of Boonville died Thursday, Feb. 19. She was 101.

Alberta B. Logue, April 19, 1927 — Feb. 8, 2015, of Columbia

Mrs. Logue loved traveling her entire life. After graduating from MU, she completed an internship at a hospital in Boston and then worked as a dietitian in New Orleans. She moved back to Columbia in 1953.

 

Hilda Mae Koelling, Oct. 6, 1922 - Feb. 18, 2015

Hilda Mae Koelling, 92, was born in New Franklin and attended New Franklin High School.

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