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Obituaries

Margaret 'Jean' Preston active in church, involved in anti-abortion activities

Margaret "Jean" Preston of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. She was 83.

Powell served in Army, worked at Jefferson Junior High School, Hickman High School

E. Dale Powell of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. He was 81.

Heather Cole worked at The 63 Diner, attended Moberly Area Community College

Heather Lenae Cole of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. She was 20.

John Young showed love to family through work

John Overton Young, 84, taught his children and grandchildren the value of working hard and how to truly pay attention to people. Mr. Young died Sunday, Sept. 29.

John Overton Young, 84, served in Army, studied agriculture at MU

John Overton Young of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 84.

Former MU professor viewed life 'through the lens of history'

Charles Nauert of Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 85 years old.

Bob Gage served in the Air Force and at church

Bob Loyd Gage died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at his home in Columbi. He was 81.

Kathleen Livingston enjoyed music, cooking, gardening

Kathleen Robertson Livingston of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. She was 89.

Ruby Maxwell found joy in reading, volunteering

Ruby Maxwell, who died on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, worked as a reference librarian for 16 years at the MU engineering library. She was 97.

Ella Lambert loved MU, cooking and teaching

Ella Lambert died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She was 99.

Charles Nauert, former MU history professor, died Sunday

Charles G. Nauert of Overland Park, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 85 years old. 

 

Jay Ketchie, 78, shared his love of people, outdoors with all

The Rev. Jay Lester Ketchie, 78, cared deeply for those affected by death or grief and spent many hours working with them through difficult times. He died Saturday, Sept. 28.

Gerald "Jerry" Lehr, 71, of Columbia died Friday

Gerald “Jerry” Lehr of Columbia, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. He was 71.

Retired Air Force Major Tex Badger loved flying, family

He was 89 and dedicated his life to his career as a combat pilot.

Robert Stevens opened home to travelers, ministered to international students

Robert "Bob" Harold Stevens died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was 86.

Betty Burns was inspiring home economics teacher, active community member

Betty Burns loved traveling, reading, playing bridge and quilting. She attended every MU football and basketball home game until she was 90. She died Tuesday at age 94.

Debora Lynne Moore of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Debora Lynne Moore of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. She was 50.

MU professor Robert Kvam had a love of big band jazz

The son of two musicians, Robert Kvam played trumpet in several bands and had a love of big band jazz. Later, he taught accounting at MU and was much loved by students and colleagues.

Missouri hall of famer Francis Peay dies

The former Northwestern coach and All-American offensive tackle was 69.

Frank Graham worked as 4-H leader, loved baseball

Albert Franklin Graham of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. He was 93. Frank Graham dedicated his life to educating young people about agriculture through Missouri 4-H.

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