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Family Obituaries

Esther Annalee Ayers, Nov. 25, 1920 - Aug. 18, 2014, of Williams, Ariz.

She worked at the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington, Ill., before working at the University of Missouri Medical Center, Christian College and Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital. She was a member of Northwood Baptist Church in Columbia.

Steven R. Nagel, Oct. 27, 1946 - Aug. 21, 2014, of Columbia

He studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Illinois and served in the U.S. Air Force before working for NASA.

Rebecca East, June 13, 1959 — Aug. 24, 2014, of Columbia

Rebecca East of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. She was 55 years old.

Elvy Anna Hartley, 1925 — Aug. 23, 2014, of Columbia

Elvy Anna Hartley of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. She was 88.

Martha Sue Singleton, March 21, 1938 — Aug. 22, 2014, of Columbia

Martha Sue Singleton loved playing cards, antiquing and tinkering around the house. Most of all, she was a loving and caring woman. She died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was 76.

June Wahllel Kingery, July 9, 1932 — Aug. 22, 2014, of Columbia

June Wahllel Kingery loved her dogs and horses and loved to go to the mountains. She died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. She was 82.

Patricia "Dale" Oberer, May 16, 1937 - Aug. 17, 2014, of Columbia

Patricia Dale Oberer, 77, of Columbia, passed away August 17, 2014.

Erin Johnson, June 3, 1992 - Aug. 15, 2014

Erin "Jellyroll" Johnson enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Vivian Creech Purdy, March 30, 1920 - Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Vivian Creech Purdy, 94, of Columbia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Ernest Thomas Smerdon, Jan. 1, 1930 — Aug. 11, 2014

Ernest Thomas Smerdon was born Jan. 19, 1930. He died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was 84.

Norma "Jean" Baldwin, June 29, 1926 — Aug. 6, 2014.

Mrs. Baldwin was a lifelong teacher, beginning her career in a one room school and later becoming an elementary art teacher.

Robert R. Hosokawa, Sept. 15, 1918 — July 26, 2014, of Dallas

Robert R. Hosokawa, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Dallas, died Saturday, July 26. He was 95.

Johnny B. Johnson, Oct. 7, 1948 — Aug. 3, 2014, of Columbia

Johnny B. Johnson of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 3. He was 66.

Anthony Gordick, 85

Anthony Gordick was a veteran of the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Merchant Marines.

Mary Jean Ditmore Dreier, Jan. 11, 1942 — Aug. 2, 2014, of Columbia

A memorial gathering is planned for close friends and family at Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday, August 7, from 10:30-12:30.

William Karl Attebery, Dec. 23, 1936 — July 28, 2014, of Fulton

William Karl Attebery Jr. of Fulton died Monday. He was 77.

Elizabeth Charlene St. Aubin, March 8, 1938 — July 26, 2014, of Columbia

Elizabeth Charlene St. Aubin of Columbia died Saturday, July 26, 2014. She was 76.

Jerry Lee Wade, Jan. 29, 1941 — July 26, 2014, of Columbia

Jerry Lee Wade of Columbia died Saturday, July 26. He was 73.

Gale D. Stone, Nov. 14, 1943 — July 21, 2014, of Frontenac

Gale D. Stone of Frontenac died Monday, July 21. She was 70 years old.

Ella Lucille Coleman, March 31, 1927 — July 22, 2014, of McBaine

She was born March 31, 1927, in Centertown, Missouri to the late Martiles and Nellie (Tooms) Vaughan. On September 21, 1946, she married Carl S. Coleman in Kansas City, Missouri, and he preceded her in death.

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