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Obituaries

Margaret Loraine Gill served as a Democratic Committeewoman

Margaret Loraine Gill was a member of the Eastern Star and Nashville Baptist Church in Ashland. She died Friday.

Beverly Miller focused on family, worked in special education at Columbia Public Schools

Beverly Miller, 52, met her husband over math equations. She died Wednesday, Oct. 8.

William Whitney Hicks, former chair of MU's economics department, loved to run

Mr. Hicks died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. He was 79.

Retired MU professor Marion Bonner Mitchell loved traveling, teaching

Marion Bonner Mitchell begin teaching French and Italian language and literature in 1958 at MU. He is remembered for his "authority and a seriousness of purpose."

Wilford Thomas Baker, 87, went on one last fishing trip

Wilford Thomas Baker died Tuesday, Oct. 7. Some of his grandchildren, knowing his love of fishing, decided to bring a "fishing trip" to their grandfather the day before he died. 

Laurie Hughes loved her family, pets

Laurie Hughes of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 4. She was 53 years old.

Anna Becker Rexroad was a devoted member of Missouri United Methodist Church

Mrs. Rexroad was involved at Missouri United Methodist Church as the church's first financial secretary and the worship flower coordinator. She died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 94.

Ashley Elizabeth Brown was a mother of three, loved the outdoors

Ashley Elizabeth Brown of Columbia died on Saturday, Sept. 27. She was 28.

Helen Louise Gray enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, games of pitch with family

Helen Louise Gray of Fayette died Tuesday. She was 94.

Cale Boedeker remembered for his smile, selflessness

Cale Boedeker's fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho, renamed its Unsung Hero award after him.

Jerry Thomas Teel, former professional roller derby skater, dies at 52

Jerry Thomas Teel, known by his family for his selflessness and passion for life, died Sunday at the age of 52.

Nadine Gordon was Sturgeon High School's first homecoming queen

In Nadine Gordon's family, it was never an issue to hug someone and say 'I love you,' her son, Dave Gordon, said. Mrs. Gordon died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 88.

Wesley Myers stepped up for Cub Scouts when 'no other parent would'

The Columbia resident, who died Saturday at 48, took a particular interest in helping scouts who didn't have a positive male influence, his wife said.

Barb Steuerwald worked at Boone Hospital for 20 years

Ms. Steuerwald, who died Saturday at 63, liked music, animals and sewing.

 

Nadine Gordon was a grandmother, Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star

Nadine Gordon was a passionate cook who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 88.

Bernadine Ackmann worked in neurology, loved Tigers football

Bernadine Ackmann of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 84.

Helen Corrine Cunningham, 101, was a hardworking farmer

Helen Cunningham, 101, was a strong, hardworking farmer who cared about her family more than anything else.

Martha Rees loved music, caring for others

Martha Jane Rees of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 24. She was 86.

Vincent Twenter remembered for love of family, MU career

Vincent Twenter of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Twenter is remembered as a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus and MU employee.

Charles Morris was a loving father, NASCAR fan

Charles Morris enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing and spending time with his family. He died Tuesday at 89.

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