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Obituaries

George Fleener was a World War II veteran, fisheries biologist

George Fleener served during World War II and worked as a fisheries biologists for the Missouri Department of Conservation for nearly 40 years. He died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was 90.

 

Rex Hamilton was a noted wildlife biologist and WWII veteran

Rex Hamilton of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. He was 88.

John Beahler loved rivers, journalism and writing

John Beahler had a way with words and a talent for storytelling. He enjoyed spending time kayaking on the Missouri River. He died Thursday, Nov. 14, at age 62.

Elaine Buddemeyer worked as lab receptionist at Boone Hospital Center

Elaine Buddemeyer moved from Mountain Lakes, N.J., to Columbia to attend Stephens College. She graduated in 1954.

Gail Finch Hubbell loved knitting, reading

Gail Finch Hubbell was a member of the King's Daughters, Delta Delta Delta sorority, Boone County Medical Society Alliance and the MUMC Breakfast Group Church Circle among other groups around Columbia.

Eli Henry Schneider served in Navy during WWII, enjoyed gardening

Eli Henry Schneider died Friday, Nov. 8. He was 87.

Wilmuth Cain was a purchasing clerk for MU

Wilmuth J. Cain of Columbia died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Boone Hospital Center. She was 95.

Kenneth L. Carr, Sept. 28, 1915 — Nov. 5, 2013

Kenneth L. Carr, of Centralia, died Nov. 5, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Hallsville. He was 98.

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female linemen in Missouri

Barbara Ann Cox was one of the first female telephonelinemen in Missouri, and proved someone didn't need to be a big man to hold that job. She died on Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.

La'Trelle Daniels, 15, was grandmother's 'special little blessing'

La'Trelle loved listening to music, dancing and the outdoors. He died on Oct. 28.

 

Judith Bernhardt enjoyed sewing and gardening

Judith M. Bernhardt of Columbia died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was 64.

Robert 'Buddy' Shaw loved hunting, worked as bricklayer

Robert V. "Buddy" Shaw of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. He was 80.

Barbara Ann Cox of Columbia dies at 59

Barbara Ann Cox of Columbia died Oct. 16, 2013. She was 59.

Betty J. McGee enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family

Betty J. McGee, a member of Northwood Baptist Church, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. She was 84. She babysat and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Billie 'Sue' Barbarick was faithful, sports fanatic

Billie "Sue" Barbarick was very active in her church and an avid fan of the Cardinals and Tigers. She died on Friday.

Blanche Argent supported US soldiers, opened restaurant in eastern Missouri

Blanche Argent moved to Ashland, Mo., in 2006 after living in Winfield, Mo. In her youth, she worked in a factory during WWII to support wartime efforts. She later volunteered for the American Red Cross.

Marilyn Russell taught high school and college in Missouri and Virginia

Marilyn Russell died at 74 on Thursday in Boone Hospital Center. Russell had an MA from Duke University and taught high school and college in Liberty.

Robert Schattgen loved flowers and helping others

Robert Schattgen, a flower shop manager and member of the Rotary Club of Columbia Northwest, unlocked the Calvary Episcopal Church every Sunday morning.

Robert Schattgen of Columbia, March 24, 1949 — Oct. 30, 2013

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 123 S. Ninth St., with a reception to follow at Historic Senior Hall at Stephens College.

Dr. Melanie Beth McMurry worked at MU medical school, was passionate about alpacas

Melanie Beth McMurry of Rocheport died Thursday, Oct. 24. She was 50.

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