When Patricia Oberer found out she had pancreatic cancer, one of her griefs was that there were still so many books left that she wasn't going to have time to read. Mrs. Oberer of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 17. She was 77.
Erin Johnson loved to laugh and see others happy. His family and friends were the most important thing to him. Mr. Johnson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. He was 22.
The Kentucky transplant made her home in the Columbia community, becoming a Red Cross volunteer Gray Lady at University Hospital, volunteering with the Girl Scout Silver Meadows Camp and volunteering at First Baptist Church of Columbia.
Ernest Thomas Smerdon was born Jan. 19, 1930. He died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. He was 84.
Norma "Jean" Baldwin of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. She was 88.
Former MU journalism professor Robert R. Hosokawa died Saturday, July 26, 2014. He was 95.
Johnny B. Johnson also enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Anthony Gordick of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. He was 85.
Mary Jean Ditmore Dreier of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 2. She was 72 years old.
William Karl Attebery served as a lay minister at Campus Lutheran Church and dedicated a lot of his time reading books about his faith, his son said. He died Monday.
Elizabeth Charlene St. Aubin of Columbia, known by friends as "Charlie" and by several family members as "Boo," died July 26, 2014. She was 76.
Jerry Lee Wade, 73, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Columbia. He was born January 29, 1941, in Mason City, Iowa.
Lucy Coleman owned Lucy's Burgers and Beverages for 51 years. She died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was 87.
Gale D. Stone of Frontenac died Monday, July 21. She was 70.
Ralph Dobbs, 91, died Tuesday. He was a man dedicated to both learning and teaching. He loved his family and enjoyed "tea time" with friends and volunteering for Honor Flight.
Betty Mae Bundy of Columbia died Thursday at the age of 82. She loved spending time with her family, being outside and watching sports.
Mary Elizabeth (Lister) Snell of Columbia died Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was 62.
Jim Zablow was a family man who enjoyed taking his household on vacations to see Civil War reenactments.
Robert "Bob" Hunt, a lifelong Columbia resident, served in Germany with the U.S. Army and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson.
Baker is remembered for her unique sense of humor and involvement in many service organizations.