Gerald Kramer's wife said his years of working in sales made him the man she best remembers him to be: talkative, humorous and outgoing. Mr. Kramer of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was 73.
A mid-life bike accident left Albert Lee Henson III paralyzed from the chest down, but the accident didn’t freeze his passion or giddy grin.
Eileen Hargraves of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. She was 90.
Anna Hall worked for the Department of the Navy during World War II. Later, she worked in the Missouri Department of Social Services.
Anna Beckman endured many hardships, including the deaths of two husbands. But she found much love and enjoyment in life, her husband and children said.
Dr. James Tudor earned several decorations while serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II.
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 Hague worked as a nurse in Columbia as well as New Mexico and Louisiana.
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 of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013, at University Hospital. He was 58.
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 hoped to support his infant daughter by working as a chef in New York City.
Ruth Evelyn Willis attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary at the MFA Mutual Insurance Company, now Shelter Insurance.
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.
A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.
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.
Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel.
W.B. Smith Jr. died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. He was 89.
Arby Gearhart worked and volunteered at University Hospital for 13 years.