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Obituaries

Dane Gregg, beloved KWRT radio disc jockey, dies at age 57

Dane Gregg was a beloved sportscaster and radio host on 1370 AM KWRT in Boonville for more than 30 years. His funeral is expected to be the biggest in Boonville history. 

Jerry Guy was 'Lawn King' of Holiday Acres Lake, loved sports

Known as "Lawn King" to neighbors of his family's cabin at Holiday Acres Lake, Jerry Guy enjoyed the simple pleasures in life — like a neatly-manicured lawn.

Phal Sok loved to cook, care for her grandchildren

Phal Sok died Saturday, March 15, 2014. She was 76.

Juliet Harris loved traveling, bridge

Juliet Harris of Columbia enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and traveling with her husband. Mrs. Harris died Friday, March 14. She was 86.

Jordan C. Elam was the light of friends, family

Jordan C. Elam of Columbia died Saturday after a car accident on Interstate 70 in Saline County. He was 23.

Frank W. Eth Jr. loved his grandchildren, baseball

Frank W. Eth Jr. worked for both Triple S Hauling and APAC KS-MO. He died Sunday at age 65.

Jordan Elam, 23, survived by son

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church.

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.

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