Ronald Wayne "Sonny" Martin of Osawatomie, Kan., died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was 80.
Linda Lou Knernschield of Macon died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. She was 61.
When students and staff discovered Ms. Bergman had breast cancer, they came together to create "Team Pink" and walked in her honor in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Lawrence Edwin "Larry" Blase died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was 55.
Mary Burgess, 77, was a hard-working woman who loved art and refused to let a cancer diagnosis about 10 years ago slow her down. "Even at the worst times, she would say, 'We'll get through this,'" her husband said. Burgess died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
Donald J. Unnerstall of Columbia died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. He was 79 years old.
Working in healthcare for more than 40 years, Lynda Jo Evers cared for everyone she came across, believing all people were worthy of such treatment. She died Sunday at age 67.
Brenda Rae Mahoney of Hallsville died at her home Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. She was 55. Mrs. Mahoney was a beautician at Shear Image in the Hallsville area for many years.
Opal B. Roberson of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 4. She was 88 years old.
Esther "Hoppy" Hopper, a former nurse's assistant, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. She was 83 years old.
Dr. Barrett died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at his home in Columbia. He was 86.
Francis "Fritz" Mitchell Daugherty died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 in his home in Ocala, Fla. He was 91.
James L. Poe of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He was 82 years old.
A lifelong farmer, Mr. Hilgedick also had a strong history of civic engagement.
Helen McGonigle of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 28. She was 86 years old.
Mr. Fitzgerald loved flying, world travel, scuba diving and Christmas trees. He and his wife, Diane, built and ran Log Providence Pines, a Christmas tree farm, for many years.
Mr. Cook was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Columbia to Ira and Minnie (Acton) Cook. In 1950, he married Bernice Hague in Columbia.
Mrs. Turner was a lover of music. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing and drawing. For more than 30 years, she worked in nursing.
He was involved in trucking most of his life, beginning as a driver for Midwest Brewing of Columbia. In 1975, he began a 26-year association with National Carriers Inc. of Liberal, Kan., first as a driver, then in 1977 as an owner-operator. Seven years later, he bought five trucks and became a small-fleet owner. He retired in 2007.
She was a farm wife but also worked at Unitog in Warrensburg and later assisted her husband and their son, Chuck, in the family business, the Holden Body Shop. She retired from the Stahl's Foundry Kitchen in Kingsville.