Esther "Hoppy" Hopper, a former nurse's assistant, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. She was 83 years old.
Dr. Barrett died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his home in Columbia. He was 86.
Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in his home in Ocala, Fla. He was 91.
James L. Poe of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was 82 years old.
A lifelong farmer, Mr. Hilgedick also had a strong history of civic engagement.
Helen McGonigle of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 28. She was 86 years old.
Mr. Fitzgerald loved flying, world travel, scuba diving and Christmas trees. He and his wife, Diane, built and ran Log Providence Pines, a Christmas tree farm, for many years.
Mr. Cook was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Columbia to Ira and Minnie (Acton) Cook. In 1950, he married Bernice Hague in Columbia.
Mrs. Turner was a lover of music. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and drawing. For more than 30 years, she worked in nursing.
He was involved in trucking most of his life, beginning as a driver for Midwest Brewing of Columbia. In 1975, he began a 26-year association with National Carriers Inc. of Liberal, Kan., first as a driver, then in 1977 as an owner-operator. Seven years later, he bought five trucks and became a small-fleet owner. He retired in 2007.
She was a farm wife but also worked at Unitog in Warrensburg and later assisted her husband and their son, Chuck, in the family business, the Holden Body Shop. She retired from the Stahl's Foundry Kitchen in Kingsville.
In her free time, Marilyn Sue Colster enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her three grandchildren. She died Friday.
Former MU professor and administrator, James Allen Irvin dies at 75.
Mr. Hovey served multiple tours in Vietnam and served in the military for more than 30 years.
David Lee Coleman died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. He was 66. He enjoyed fishing, boating and playing with his grandchildren.
Robert E. Pauley of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. He was 77.
Paul Heine died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, after battling cancer. He was 64.
Gabriel J. Watkins of Columbia died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, after a car accident. He was 27.
Beryl Ortwerth was a professor in the Ophthalmology Department at MU, dedicating his time to finding ways to cure blindness and other eye diseases.
George Fleener served during World War II and worked as a fisheries biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation for nearly 40 years. He died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was 90.