James Matthew Foster refereed basketball, inspired others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was 33. Two months ago he won a weight loss competition and was well on his way to becoming a Division 1 basketball referee.

Anna Laura Cannaday enjoyed spending time with family

Anna Laura Cannaday of Columbia died the evening of Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. She was 67.

Almeta Joy Crayton, Dec. 12, 1959 - Oct. 21, 2013

Ms. Crayton represented the First Ward on the Columbia City Council and was known for her Everyone Eats community dinner.

Anna Laura Cannaday enjoyed time with family, exploring Colorado

Anna Laura Cannaday of Columbia died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. She was 67.

Dana Louise Coats, March 31, 1956 - Oct. 19, 2013

Dana Louise Coats of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. She was 57.

Carl McClellan was known as 'mad mower,' gifted storyteller

Carl McClellan of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his home. He was 64.

James Alan Carey loved to barbeque, enjoyed outdoor activities

James Alan Carey died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Harlingen, Texas. He was 54.

Lawyer served in Army, founded Columbia firm

David Arthur "Art" Oliver attended the MU School of Law and was involved in several legal and community organizations.

Almeta Crayton devoted herself to Columbia, particularly the First Ward

Compassion for her fellow citizens pushed former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton to accomplish great things for her community. She died Monday.

Lyall Fletcher was a teacher, wrestling coach, friend and family man

Lyall Fletcher, a former educator and wrestling coach from New York, died Saturday in Columbia. He was 90.

Robert "Bob" Joseph Twenter, Feb. 27, 1938 — Oct. 19, 2013

Robert “Bob” Joseph Twenter, of Columbia, died Oct. 19, 2013. He was 75.

James Matthew Foster was a sports fan, motivated others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Columbia. He was 33.

Parker Rossman, 94, worked toward solving global problems

Parker Rossman died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was 94. 

Nancy M. Hamilton, Feb. 9, 1930 — Oct. 10, 2013

Nancy M. Hamilton of Columbia died Oct. 10, 2013. She was 83 years old.

Tatiana Kudriavsteva, prominent English to Russian translator, dies in Moscow

Tatiana Kudriavtseva, a prominent English to Russian translator who spent 13 winters in Columbia, died in Moscow on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She translated the works of authors such as John Updike, Norman Mailer, John Steinbeck and Margaret Mitchell, many of whom she befriended over the course of her decades-long career.

Jewell A. Coats, 94, enjoyed gardening and quilting

Jewell A. Coats of New Franklin died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was 94.


Grant Dixon, of Columbia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Grant Dixon is survived by his wife, Patricia Dixon; a son, Anthony Dixon; and a daughter, Christina Hearon.

Marion P. Bradford loved spending time with family, reading, traveling

Marion P. Bradford of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was 96.

LaVonne Mattson, longterm school volunteer, brought cheerful personality to church, family

LaVonne Mattson loved spending time with family, participating at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church and volunteering at Grant Elementary School and Hickman High School.

Mac Evans of Boonville worked on MU's first heart-lung machine

Mr. Evans, who was proud of his 30-year career at MU, enjoyed hunting with his coon dogs and racing horses.