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Obituaries

Dr. Franklin Mitchell remembered as encouraging mentor, surgical pioneer

Dr. Franklin L. Mitchell Jr. died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was 84.

William H. Dunn was a WWII veteran and broadcast engineer

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

William Brown Jr. enjoyed reading, yard work

William Brown Jr. worked in real estate and as a healthcare consultant in Columbia.

Helen Lorraine Jenkins had a green thumb and kind heart

She maintained a daylily garden at her home and was an active member of the Central Missouri Daylily Club.

Dr. Franklin Mitchell Jr. laid groundwork for MU ambulance service

He died in his home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was 84.

Dr. Mitchell Rosenholtz left the world, and Columbia, 'better than he found it'

Dr. Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz of Columbia died Saturday morning after a 10-year battle with vascular dementia. He was 83.

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

Charles David Rumbaugh was a practical joker and a talented storyteller who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Former Missourian typesetter Billy Joe Bass remembered for resilience

Billy Joe Bass became a typesetter at the Columbia Missourian in 1955 after polio ended his farming career. His four children remember him as a hard worker who overcame the obstacles in his life. He died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at age 86.

Joel Gold founded MU's Maneater student newspaper, promoted 'watch-your-step-in-my-jungle' style

Joel Gold went on to get his doctorate and taught English at the University of Kansas for 37 years.

Virginia Lee Ross was a lifelong Missouri Tigers fan

Virginia Lee Ross attended the MU College of Education and loved the Missouri Tigers. She spent her time reading, doing needlework and playing golf.

Holly Burgess was a business owner, political activist and a doting aunt

Holly Burgess of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 29. She was 61 years old.

Clara Mae Corbin Wright, 80, valued family, community

Clara Mae Corbin Wright was "everyone's surrogate grandmother," said Drew Snyder, pastor at Ashland Christian Church. She died Thursday, Nov. 6.

Sharon Diane Bradshaw, Dec. 5, 1938-Nov. 4, 2014

Sharon Diane Bradshaw of New Franklin, Missouri, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Carl Andrew Fountain lived for helping people, had a passion for the medical field

Carl Andrew Fountain of Boonville, Missouri, died Tuesday, Nov. 4. He was 71 years old.

Sharon Diane Bradshaw, Dec. 5, 1938-Nov. 4, 2014

Sharon Diane Bradshaw was born in Boise, Idaho, in 1938. She died in New Franklin on Nov. 4. She was 75.

Betty Rowland's life was filled with music

Betty Rowland died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. She was 86. Services were held Wednesday at Broadway Christian Church.

Thomas Cole Porter was safekeeper of First Presbyterian Church

The Columbia resident, who died Oct. 28 at 86, always kept an eye on things at the church. He was a generous supporter of the church as well as the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum.

Whether teaching or volunteering, Virginia Gehlert always cared for others

Mrs. Virginia M. Gehlert died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was 87.

Carl Ide was ophthalmologist at University Hospital for 29 years

Dr. Carl H. Ide earned degrees in both New York and Germany and was a colonel in the Army Reserve. The Columbia resident died Saturday at 85.

Victoria Maramba Bugayong remembered for her generosity, work ethic

Victoria Maramba Bugayong of Columbia died Thursday, Oct. 30. She was 85 years old.

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