Ralph Dobbs was professor emeritus, farmer and father of five

Ralph Dobbs, 91, died Tuesday. He was a man dedicated to both learning and teaching. He loved his family and enjoyed "tea time" with friends and volunteering for Honor Flight.


Betty Mae Bundy was 'kind, giving person,' dedicated mother, grandmother

Betty Mae Bundy of Columbia died Thursday at the age of 82. She loved spending time with her family, being outside and watching sports.

Mary Snell loved family, travel and helping others

Mary Elizabeth (Lister) Snell of Columbia died Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was 62.

Jim Zablow was a man of family and faith

Jim Zablow was a family man who enjoyed taking his household on vacations to see Civil War reenactments.

Robert Hunt served in U.S. Army, enjoyed deer hunting

Robert "Bob" Hunt, a lifelong Columbia resident, served in Germany with the U.S. Army and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson.


Martha Jane Baker loved her work, family and volunteerism

Baker is remembered for her unique sense of humor and involvement in many service organizations.

Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland remembered for love of family, community

Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland died Friday, July 4, 2014. She was the wife of renowned MU professor Dr. Arvarh E. Strickland.

Adam McElwain was proud of his work, loved to travel

Adam McElwain was proud of working and interested in all kinds of music. He died Monday, July 7, 2014. He was 35.


A lifelong traveler, Barbara Herlong visited every continent

Barbara Herlong visited every continent and almost every state, but she left an impression on many of those she encountered in Columbia. Mrs. Herlong of Columbia died Monday, July 7, 2014. She was 79.

Thomas 'Rex' Stone of Columbia, Oct. 5, 1941 — July 4, 2014

Mr. Stone attended Hickman High School, where he was active in theater, choir and baseball.

George Norton was a lifelong farmer with a passion for sports

George Norton of  Anabel died Thursday, July 3. He was 75 years old.

Michael 'Mike' Wilson loved family, friends and football

He was born Oct. 18, 1972, in Hannibal. Died July 2, 2014, in Columbia.

Frances Taylor 'Tatie' Payne was a business owner, mother

Tatie Payne founded Tatie Payne Inc. in 1970 and was a well-known Columbia real estate agent.

Columbia teacher Rua Jean Graebner loved nature

Rua Jean Graebner of Rocheport died Monday, June 30, 2014. She was 88.

Michael David Fritz dies at 72

Michael David Fritz, an MU graduate, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind. He was 72. 

Gloria Niewoehner dedicated life to community, traveled to 49 states

Gloria Niewoehner of Columbia died Wednesday. She was 87.

Rex Bandy was a painter on a mission to beautify the world

Rex Bandy was known for his nature paintings and his love of flowers.

Ryan Joseph Candice, June 19, 2014, of St. Louis

The 20-year-old was a tennis player and committed member of his church.

Dorothy Lipscomb devoted her life to family, church activities

Dorothy Lipscomb of Columbia died Monday, June 23. She was 84.

Army veteran Danny Griggs enjoyed coaching softball, baseball

Danny Ray Griggs enjoyed coaching softball and baseball. He worked for the Columbia Fire Department for 22 years. Mr. Griggs died Saturday at the age of 68.