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Obituaries

Thomas Matthew Rush, May 1, 1972 — Sept. 10, 2013

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Royer Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mark Douglas Weaver, 53, was loving husband, friend

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Liberty Baptist Church.

Jacob Meadows had appreciation for jazz music, nature

Jacob William Meadows of Ashland died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. He was 17.

William Christopher Boettcher enjoyed biking, golfing, sports

Chris Boettcher of Columbia will be remembered for his interest in the outdoors and as a fan of the Missouri Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Mary 'Kay' Sells, 93, was influential in global Girl Scouting

Mary Kathryn "Kay" Sells, 93, formerly of Columbia, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Barthena Barnes valued family, knitting for nearly a century

Barnes was born Jan. 1, 1914, in the Deer Park area south of Columbia, one of 14 children.

Longest-living quadriplegic dies one month before 85th birthday

Janet Barnes died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Festus, exactly one month before her 85th birthday. Because of an error during her delivery, Mrs. Janet Barnes was a quadriplegic. She was a volunteer at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School and at University Hospital.

Louise Tutt was a judge, traveler who loved to give

Louise Thompson Tutt died on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, of breast cancer at her residence near Buffalo. She was 75.

Faye Williams cared for the community

Faye Arizona Wolfe Williams of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78. She worked as a nurse in Columbia for more than 40 years.

Restaurant owner Bernard Lensmeyer had passion for food, family

Bernard Lensmeyer operated several restaurants, including Bennie's and Auburn's in Columbia. He liked to restore cars and read the works of Vince Flynn.

MU financial aid adviser enjoyed traveling, church involvement

Rose M. Williams of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 64.

Lois Lorton loved to sing, dance and rollerskate through life

Lois D. Lorton of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78.

Marveina Ward's life was full of travel and family

From Australia to Washington, Marveina Ward, 76, never lost the sense of adventure she developed as a child. She died Friday.

Curtis Warner Jones Jr. left imprint on athletic department

Curtis Jones, 40, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Morgantown, W.Va., was the MU director of football operations from 1999 to 2000. He died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

College Football Hall of Fame inductee Leo Lewis was a family man

Leo Lewis, or the "Lincoln Locomotive," played football as a student at Lincoln University and for the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg, Canada.

Ethel Rustad loved to sew, garden

Ethel Rustad of Columbia cared for kids both at her day care and Sunday school class.

World War II veteran Carl Traxler was lifelong farmer, devoted to family

Carl Traxler of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was 86.

Margarita Micaela Lopez loved living by the sea

Margarita Micaela Lopez of Columbia was born in Cienfuegosac, Cuba, where she spent her summers by the islands, fishing and swimming. She died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was 78.

 

Marshall 'Gene' Meredith was a hunter, golfer

Marshall "Gene" Meredith died Aug. 29, 2013. He was 78.

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners, 42, battled cancer for 3 years

After living with cancer for three years, Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners died at age 42.

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