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.

Adam Ward had a fascination with culinary arts, rides and people

Although Adam Ward spent a lot of time in the hospital with complications from spina bifida, nurses used to fight over who would take care of him because he never complained.

Raymond Griffin loved to play guitar, bowl

Raymond Griffin of Columbia died at the age of 88 on Thursday. He was an avid bowler, fisherman and guitarist.

Raymond Griffin, Feb. 25, 1926 — June 19, 2014, of Columbia

Raymond Griffin of Columbia died Thursday, June 19. He was 88.

Adam Lee Ward loved culinary arts, music, Mizzou football

Adam Ward loved culinary arts and was a Mizzou football fan. He died Tuesday at age 28.

Mary Pat Boatfield, executive director of Central Missouri Humane Society, dies at 64

Mary Pat Boatfield became the Central Missouri Humane Society's executive director in 2012, after working in the same position for 12 years in Tennessee. She died Wednesday.


Accomplished nephrologist and MU professor, Karl Nolph loved music

Dr. Karl Nolph was involved in his church community and enjoyed playing trumpet-piano duets with his wife. He died Monday at his home. He was 77 years old.

Proud World War II veteran Roy Shettlesworth loved fishing with his family

Roy R. Shettlesworth of Ashland died Monday, June 16. He was 97.

Gertie White was founding member of Columbia Area Senior Center

Gertie L. White of Columbia was an avid bridge player and a founding member of the Columbia Area Senior Center. Mrs. White died Monday. She was 107.

Irl Garrett Brooks dedicated his life to agriculture and family

Irl Garrett Brooks of Columbia died Thursday, June 12, 2014. He was 67.

George Alexander Crum Jr. worked for State Farm, loved sports

George Alexander Crum Jr. of Columbia was a Hickman High School graduate who loved sports and was known for his cooking. Mr. Crum died Monday, June 9. He was 55.