Edmon Jones, Dec. 19, 1919 — May 7, 2014, of Columbia

Mr. Jones worked in maintenance at Diggs Packing Co., where he worked until retirement.

Veteran Marvin Purcell was 'extremely honest,' loved to hunt

Marvin Purcell died Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was 91.

From roller coasters to water slides, Margaret Daugherty lived fearlessly

Although she could never swim, Margaret Daugherty loved water slides and lived life fearlessly. Mrs. Daugherty of Columbia died Friday, May 9. She was 91.

Carl Sartain loved to fish, hunt

Carl Eugene Sartain died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was 79.

Otis Wheeler was principal of Ridgeway Elementary for 28 years

He helped found the Individually Guided Education program at the school and served in the Navy as a pilot.

Mary Katherine 'Bunny' Pieper Long was a pharmacist for 40 years in Boonville

Mary Katherine 'Bunny' Pieper Long was proud of her town. She died Monday, May 5, 2014. She was 100.

Mary Katherine "Bunny" Pieper Long, May 16, 1913 — May 5, 2014, of Columbia

Mary Katherine "Bunny" Pieper Long died Monday, May 5. She was 100.

Shirley Mae Crane dedicated her life to her family

Shirley Mae Crane was a homemaker and raised four daughters. Mrs. Crane died Monday, May 5. She was 74.

David Davidson leaves behind a collection of arrowheads, legacy of love

David Martin Davidson was an avid collector of arrowheads and loved the music of Johnny Cash and George Straight. Mr. Davidson of Columbia died Thursday, May 1. He was 72.

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon kept up an active lifestyle, anonymously donated to charity

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon of Columbia died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was 88.

Laura Gail Sublett stayed close with friends, family, bridge partners

Laura Gail Sublettof Eldon, formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was 83.

Walter Mountjoy was an entertainer at heart

Walter Raymond Mountjoy died Friday, April 25. He was 89.

Kenneth Bunting, former director of National Freedom of Information Coalition, dies at 65

Bunting also worked as an associate publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which won two Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. He died Sunday while playing tennis.

Herbert "Gene" Blank loved his family

Herbert "Gene" Blank died Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was 87.

William George was a craftsman, carpenter who loved 'anything with a wheel'

William Orville George was a mechanic with a passion for woodworking and anything with wheels. He worked at MU for 31 years.

Gene Vance Neff Paterson enjoyed voluteerism, studied at Stephens College

Gene Vance Neff Paterson lived in Columbia for 40 years and was an active member of the community.

Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger was MU student, civil rights activist

Civil rights activist and former MU student, Rory Ellinger, worked toward equality in Columbia before becoming University City representative. He died Wednesday morning.

Susan Richardson worked at Cosmoprof, loved her dogs

Susan Lynn Richardson of Columbia died Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was 59.

Morgan LeAnn Myers loved animals, dreamed of becoming veterinarian

Morgan LeAnn Myers of Columbia died April 3, 2014. She was 16.

Morgan LeAnn Myers loved animals, gymnastics

Morgan LeAnn Myers of Columbia died Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was 16.