Gertie White was founding member of Columbia Area Senior Center

Gertie L. White of Columbia was an avid bridge player and a founding member of the Columbia Area Senior Center. Mrs. White died Monday. She was 107.

Irl Garrett Brooks dedicated his life to agriculture and family

Irl Garrett Brooks of Columbia died Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was 67.

George Alexander Crum Jr. worked for State Farm, loved sports

George Alexander Crum Jr. of Columbia was a Hickman High School graduate who loved sports and was known for his cooking. Mr. Crum died Monday, June 9. He was 55.

Osmund Overby was MU professor, lifelong learner

Osmund Overby died Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of generosity, humility and accomplishment in the field of architecture and architectural history.

Jean King, who dedicated her to life her family, was a secret writer

Mrs. King was also a founding member of the Community United Methodist Church. She died Friday, May 30, 2014, at 88. 

Veta Little Moyes was a selfless volunteer, NASCAR enthusiast

Veta Little Moyes died Friday after a life of volunteering and service. She was 99.

Veta Moyes was a charter member of women's cancer program

Veta Little Moyes served on the board of the Women's Cancer Control Program at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and was a proud member of Rebekah Lodge 383.

Lynelle Pace loved motorcycles, her family, friends, and her dogs

Lynelle Pace was working toward a master's degree and was the president of Gotti Divas motorcycle club. She died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at age 51.

Leslie Bates was a world traveler, devoted to his family

The Rev. Dr. Leslie Bates of Asheville, N.C., died May 28, 2014. He was 95.

James Arnold of Kula, Hawaii, was one of the best in the upholstery business

James E. Arnold of Kula, Hawaii died Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Maui Memorial Medical Center. He was 68.

Tony Spangler touched hearts for his 10 years on Earth

The young boy touched the lives of those around him with his bright smiles and uncontrollable giggles. When Tony Spangler was 4 months old, his family was told he wouldn't live to see a year, but he died at age 10.

Pat Wilkinson loved art, animals and her family

Pat Wilkinson created art in many media and was nationally recognized.

Kenton B. Shaw was devoted to teaching, travel and faith

Kenton B. Shaw traveled to Europe at the age of 17, taught mathematics at a middle school for three years and then worked at State Farm Insurance Company for 37 years years.

Olin Fugit enjoyed being outdoors, searching for arrowheads

Olin Fugit of Rocheport died Thursday, May 22. He was 71.


Ronald Tate enjoyed time with grandchildren, hunting and fishing

Ronald E. Tate of Fayette worked for the Postal Service for 32 years and was an avid sports fan. Mr. Tate died Monday, May 19. He was 66.

Frances Violet Wood, 90, enjoyed Hallmark romance with her husband

Frances Violet Wood loved the Cardinals and reading her Bible, but the true love of her life was her husband, Doren. The Columbia resident died Monday.

William Raymond Starnes, Marine veteran, played football for Hickman

Marine Corps veteran William Raymond Starnes enjoyed cars, helping his wife, and feeding wild geese and ducks.

Joyce Evenson of Columbia loved family, church and education

Joyce Evenson taught early elementary school in Minnesota and Canada and was a devoted member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jefferson City. Mrs. Evenson, of Columbia, died Monday, May 19. She was 86.

Edmon Jones was retired from Diggs Packing Co.

Edmon Jones is survived by one son, one daughter, one brother, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Nancy Sebastian Finlay documented historically important grave-site information

Nancy Finlay of Columbia enjoyed reading and working in her many flower gardens.