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Obituaries

Earl Chandler enjoyed the simple life

Earl Lane Chandler loved the outdoors, especially trout fishing and mowing his lawn.

Earl Chandler worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 40 years

Earl Lane Chandler of Columbia died Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He was 77.

Patricia Lorene Geren was quick-witted, loving

Patricia Lorene Geren of Columbia died Monday, July 8, 2013. She was 86.

Franklin Leroy Fenton remembered for baseball, carpentry

Franklin Leroy Fenton died at 76. He is remembered as a baseball player, a woodworker, a father and a Christian.

Linda Irvin loved teaching gifted children, gardening

Linda Irvin of Columbia died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was 73.

Linda Jean Irvin taught at West Junior High School for 25 years

Linda Jean Alverson Irvin of Columbia died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was 73.

Former secretary remembered for selflessness, service at Truman Veterans Hospital

Sarah "Juanita" Kidwell worked for more than 30 years as a secretary at Atkins Inc. and received a certificate of appreciation for her 20 years of volunteerism at the veterans hospital.

Sarah 'Juanita' Kidwell, 77, volunteered at the Veterans Hospital

Mrs. Kidwell retired after 30 years of employment with Atkins, where she worked as a secretary. She also was awarded a certificate of appreciation for her 20 years of volunteerism with the Veterans Hospital.

Virgil White, 94, who served in World War II, dies

Virgil White of Columbia died July 1, 2013. He was 94. He was a member of the Masons and the Foreign Legion.

Clyde R. Theroff, of Columbia, died June 23 at age 70

Mr. Theroff was a salesman for more than 40 years, managing several Biederman's Furniture stores. He won numerous sales award from General Telephone Directory Company, including being a member of its Hall of Fame.


The Rev. Harsh Brown was a minister for 33 years

The Rev. Harsh Brown enjoyed playing word games and staying strong in his faith.

Teacher's aide treasured her family, church

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Baptist Church .

Charlotte Terwilliger, 88, loved the outdoors and painting

Charlotte Terwilliger of Columbia died Saturday, June 22, 2013. She was 88.

Sophie Baker, 89, was independent, dedicated to her family

Sophie Baker of Columbia died Friday, June 21, 2013. She was 89.

Sophie Baker, 89, volunteered at Columbia Regional Hospital for 30 years

Sophie Baker of Columbia died Friday, June 21, 2013. She was 89.

Mireya del Castillo loved animals, was 'guiding light' for her children

Mireya del Castillo died Monday, June 17, 2013. She was 94.

Darrell E. Foster, 62, died Monday, June 17

Darrell E. Foster died Monday, June 17. He was 62. 

Maxine Turner Haas, 88, was avid Hickman Kewpie, devoted wife

Maxine Turner Haas, 88, lived in Columbia her entire life and was proud to be a Hickman High School Kewpie.

John M. Nowell III was passionate about the history of Boone County, family

John M. Nowell III died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at his home in Columbia. He was 62.

Maxine Turner Haas, 88, loved Boone County history

Maxine Turner Haas, a lifelong Columbia resident who worked as an administrative assistant for MU, died Monday at age 88.

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