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Obituaries

Lawrence "Larry" Wasson was a Coast Guard, Army veteran

Lawrence "Larry" Wasson was a U.S. veteran who enjoyed bowling and attending dances. Mr. Wasson died Monday, March 10. He was 87.

Lillian Ricketts served as PTA president, Scout leader, church organist

Lillian Ricketts of Hallsville died Monday, March 10, 2014, at home. She was 95.

Jane Russell was an avid tennis player, worked tirelessly for charity

Jane Myrl Bradbury Russell, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died Thursday, March 6. She was 80.

Adelaine 'Tat' Harding served as WWII nurse, volunteered in Columbia

Adelaine Tattersall (Tat) Harding of Columbia died Saturday, March 8. She was 92.

Berndena Alexander enjoyed church, cooking and time with family

Berndena Alexander was known for her peach pies and apple butter, which she made by hand with fresh fruit from her family's orchard. She enjoyed sleepovers with her great-granddaughters.

Mary Henderson Lewis enjoyed cross stitching, fishing

Mary Henderson Lewis died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was 94.

Tyler Brandon McGee was an Air Force veteran

Tyler Brandon McGee of Columbia died Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was 28.

Richard L. Cook, Sept. 16, 1943 - March 2, 2014, of Boonville

Richard L. Cook of Boonville died Sunday, March 2. He was 70.

Mary E. Schultz, Feb. 7, 1955 — March 3, 2014, of Mexico, Mo.

Mary E. Schultz of Mexico, Mo., died Monday, March 3. She was 59.

Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub was devoted to family, education

A Colorado native, Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub worked for MU, the Missouri department of education and the U.S. Department of Education before retiring in 2009. Ms. Straub died Sunday, March 2. She was 70.

Lt. Benjamin 'Benny' Rosman spent his life in the sky, with family

Lt. Benjamin Rosman died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 90.

Michael Topping Lamb Sr. served in armed forces for 2 decades

After retiring from two decades of service in the armed forces, Michael Topping Lamb Sr. continued to serve the community as a consoler. Mr. Lamb died Thursday, Feb. 27. He was 73.

Charles Linwood Tomlin was accomplished guitarist

Charles Linwood Tomlin of Traverse City, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was 60. He attended MU and established a studio and music store.

Janis M. Jacobson worked for the Fisher Corporation for 42 years

Friends remember her for her strength and humor.

Dodie Wesselmann enjoyed baking, gardening

As a teenager, she worked away from home to help support her family during the Great Depression.

Firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt was a cowboy at heart

Lt. Bruce Britt of Ashland died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, while responding to a walkway collapse at University Village. He was 48.

Carl L. Toalson Jr. owned and operated Toalson Glass, died at 56

Carl L. Toalson, Jr. owned and operated Toalson Glass for 20 years with his wife, Nancy. He died Feb. 22.

Roland "Duke" Meinert worked at MU's School of Social Work, contributed to local papers

Roland Meinert loved to tell stories, spend time with friends and write.

Shirley Ann Gallatin turned her love for hair, makeup into a career

She won an award from Dillard's department store for her work in 1991.

Paul Vemer Short enjoyed making furniture from trees on his land

After retiring from work as a carpenter at Stephens College, Paul Vemer Short enjoyed making furniture and other wood items. Much of the furniture was made from the trees that he cut from his land. He died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.

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