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Obituaries

Ruth Willis, Jan. 19 1928 — Aug. 18 2013, of Columbia

Ruth Evelyn Willis attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary at the MFA Mutual Insurance Company, now Shelter Insurance.

Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday

Willy Wilson showed his comedic talent in dozens of plays at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, which he joined in the '70s. When a fire destroyed the theater in 2010, he and his wife led the effort to raise money for a new building.

Mary Ann Roberts loved camping, baking and her great-grandchildren

A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Morgan Andrew Burnham enjoyed antiquing, playing in band

Morgan Burnham played in a band named Amputee Set and was the catcher for his friends' softball team for more than 10 years. He lived a life full of loving family and friends.

Morgan Andrew Burnham loved Irish history, Missouri football

Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

 

Daniel Kent Showers was a licensed taxidermist

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.

W.B. Smith Jr., 89, was an athlete, scholar, businessman

W.B. Smith Jr. died  Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. He was 89.

Hospital volunteer loved helping people, spending time with family

Arby Gearhart worked and volunteered at University Hospital for 13 years.

Madge Brown, 95, bridged racial divides through community service

Madge Mae Brown, 95, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. She was dedicated to helping community members in need.

Betty K. Barnes-Jones, April 18, 1932 — Aug. 6, 2013

She was born April 18, 1932 in Fulton to Leo Arney and Ruby Fletcher.

Imo 'Bobbi' Boyce, 62, was creative, loved helping others

A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave..

MU ecology professor, prairie conservationist Clair Kucera dies at 91

Clair Kucera, an MU ecology professor and driving force behind Tucker Prairie, died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was 91.

Renetta Brock, 48, was active in church and community

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 3 at United Community Cathedral, 5210 S. Cowan Road. Services will follow at 1 p.m. at the same location.

Gerald Stubbs, 90, WWII veteran, loved family history

Gerald Leon Stubbs of Columbia died Saturday, July 27, 2013. He was 90.

McClard remembered for her intelligence, kindness and smile

Mrs. McClard loved to travel, spend time with her family and sell homes.

Marie McClard, 87, helped found House of Brokers

Mrs. McClard was a longtime member of King's Daughters and one of the founding real estate brokers of House of Brokers.

William Carlisle Randolph of Columbia died July 9

William Carlisle Randolph is survived by his wife, Traci; a daughter, Harmony; a brother, Melvin Randolph Jr.; and a sister, Tracy Randolph.

Floyd Allen 'Chuck' Townsend, 85, enjoyed the outdoors, gardening

Visitation will be noon Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will start at 2 p.m, with a burial immediately following in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Shela Reall, 63, remembered as loving mother, wife

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 4708 Highlands Parkway.

Alice M. Lendt, 74, volunteered at University Hospital

Mrs. Lendt was a member and past president of Chapter LM of P.E.O. and a member of Assistance League. She also was an active member of First Presbyterian Church.

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