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Obituaries

Dorothy Harlan loved encouraging children

Dorothy Harlan was the first full-time librarian at David Barton Junior High School. She loved helping children find their passion for books.

Death Notices for March 11

Death notices for Carolyn Davidson, Crystal Humpf, Journey Jones and Dora Kovacs.

Dora Ann Kovacs kept Hungarian heritage, tradition alive through cooking

As a first generation American of Hungarian heritage, Dora Ann Kovacs enjoyed keeping her extended family's culture and tradition alive through cooking.

Death notices for March 10

Death notices for Jerry Parker, Andrew Heywood, Michael Lewis and Chuck Wilson.

Ora Helen Ware enjoyed the outdoors, farming

Ora Helen Ware, of Columbia, 98, died on Friday, March 6, 2015. After the death of her husband, she took over the family's farming operations including caring for her cattle until she was in her 90s.

Death notices for March 9

Death notice for Ruby Hendren, Jessica Craven, Eva Knorp, Pamela Ramsey and Tommie Kratzburg.

Betty Jane Lakin adored caring for others

Betty Lakin shared her passion for her family and Columbia friends, from the punch she was famous for making to the candy dish she always kept filled on her desk at Stephens College.

Death notices for March 8

Death notices for Betty Lakin and Ethel Lamkin.

Death notices for March 7

Death notices for Juanita Bryan, Amanda Wood and Dimple Maebelle Corbin.

Death notices for March 6

Death notices for Doris Saxon, Susan Van Leunen, Isaac Hollis, Robert Layer and Margaret Shemwell.

Marvin Tracy loved gardening, corny jokes

Mr. Tracy's wife, Royanne Darby Tracy, said his jokes were never raunchy — he found most of them in the back of Reader's Digest. He died Tuesday.

Margie Day had entrepreneurial spirit

During her life, Mrs. Day and her husband built a drive-in movie empire, booked clubs, opened a restaurant franchise and ran a martial arts studio. She also worked as a nurse.

Death notices for March 4

Death notices for Alexandra Rose Peek, Mary Bell Heinaman, Margie Day and Marvin Eugene Tracy.

Death notices for March 2

Death notices for John Edward Horn, Monroe L. Crites, Alma Lorraine Hanson, Cindi L. DeLisle, Nancy Wright Banks, Ronald Glen Anderson, Lynn R. Goosey and Brittany Cruz Diaz.

Death notices for March 1

Death notices for Amanda Anne Conwell, Monroe L. Crites, Alma Lorraine Hanson and John Edward Horn.

Death notices for Feb. 28

Death notices for Monroe L. Crites, 77, and Alma Lorraine Hanson, 85.

Death notices for Feb. 26

Death notices for Luther William Black Sr. and Barry Duane Pemberton.

Death notices for Feb. 24

Death notices for Melvin Weir, Alan Warden, Harold Thessen, Lucas Burwell and Karen Piest.

Karen Iola Piest enjoyed crafting, spending time with family

An insurance industry employee for many years, Karen Piest was actively involved in the lives of her nine grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them participate in local beauty pageants.

Death Notices for Feb. 24

Death notices for Stanley Gubitz, Alan Warden and Melvin Albert Weir.

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