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Obituaries

James Tudor, a retired MU engineering professor, dies at 91

Dr. James Tudor earned several decorations while serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

Igor Izioumine loved cycling, fixing bicycles

Igor Izioumine was a member of the Columbia Bicycle Club and rode his bicycle to work. He died on Saturday while cycling in the BikeMO 2013 event. 

Anne Valentine Hague, Jan. 21, 1931 — Aug. 23, 2013, of Millersburg

Anne Hague worked as a nurse in Columbia as well as New Mexico and Louisiana. 

Barbara Roberts devoted her life to family, taking care of children

Barbara Roberts loved children — and not just her own. In three decades she cared for more than 300 kids at her daycare. Mrs. Roberts died Sunday. She was 80 years old. 

 

Samuel Wayne Robertson, former deputy sheriff, loved to cycle

Samuel Wayne Robertson of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013, at University Hospital. He was 58.

Louis 'Ming' Lohman embraced family, farming, canoeing

Louis Maring "Ming" Lohman of Columbia is remembered for his love of family, farming and the outdoors. A city boy from Jefferson City, he always dreamed of becoming a farmer.

Dusty Reeves dreamed of culinary success

Dusty Reeves hoped to support his infant daughter by working as a chef in New York City.

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.

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