Eliot Battle was an educator in the Columbia Public Schools from the late 1950s until his retirement in 1991. Columbia's new high school, Muriel Williams Battle High School, was named in honor of his wife, who died in 2003.
Rosemary Chandler began as a nurse's aid but served in several roles, including ward secretary, emergency room technician, paramedic and ambulance driver. In 1978, she transferred to the purchasing department where she retired as senior buyer.
Rosemary Chandler worked for 50 years at Boone Hospital Center. During those years she drove an ambulance, served as a paramedic, an E.M.T. and at her retirement was a senior buyer for the hospital.
After working as a mason at MU for 18 years, Donald Baldridge started his own air conditioning and sheet metal business with the tools he had in his basement.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, and services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Rockford "Rocky" Roberts died Saturday, June 8, 2013, from cancer. He was 57.
Rhonda Kay Hudson of Centralia died Saturday, June 8, 2013. She was 62.
Linda Kathleen Allen, 66, died Friday June 7, 2013. She worked for the Columbia License Office.
Samuel A. Kloeppel, of Columbia, died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 18.
Mr. Harold served as an infantry unit commander in the Pacific Theater.
Katheryn "Kitty" Maes died Monday, June 3, 2013. She was 94.
Peggy Guptill died Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was 60.
Dr. Mitchell died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was 80. He came to Columbia, in 1969 to become chair of agronomy at MU. He and his wife enjoyed 57 years of a very special marriage.
R. Leroy Owen died Friday, June 7, 2013. He was 90.
John M. Nowell died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 62.
Roger Mitchell also served on the board of directors for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
Carol Drummond and her husband visited places in Egypt, Israel and China.
Buford Guyer, who fought in World War II and later became a businessman, died Friday, May 31, 2013.
Gordon Brown died Saturday, June 1, 2013. He was 82. Mr. Gordon worked part time for the MU athletics department during his retirement.
Lois Korslund died Saturday, June 1, 2013. She was president of the Missouri Home Economics Association in 1980 and was honored as the Outstanding Adviser for the College of Home Economics at MU in 1983.