Mary Niemeyer served as administrative secretary for Alvey Manufacturing for 18 years

Mary Niemeyer died Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was 76.

Frank Edwards served country, community

Mr. Edwards died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. He was 87.

Helen Leah Haynes was active homemaker, librarian and avid gardener

Helen Leah Haynes of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was 93.

Cloris Tyler loved to travel and help at church

Cloris Tyler died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. She was 91.

Lowry Henley was assistant director of Memorial Union and Brady Commons

Lowry Henley of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. He was 91.

Joyce Friedlander was passionate about career in medical technology

Joyce Friedlander could spend all day in the laboratory. She died Jan. 2.

Carolyn Paschal was a collector with a go-getter attitude

Carolyn Smith Paschal, formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. She was 84.

Funeral for Dontay Tolston will be held Monday in Illinois

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday at The Love Corner church, 1109 N. Fourth St., Champaign, Ill. Service will follow at 11 a.m at the same location. 

Carylon Benthall was known for honesty, willingness to help others

 Carylon J. (White) Benthall of Columbia died Tuesday. She was 72.  

Cathy Marshall Anderson loved helping others through her work

Cathy Marshall Anderson of Columbia died Wednesday., Jan. 1, 2014. She enjoyed her family and financial work.

Harold Lloyd Nichols owned Witt Print Shop for 31 years

Harold Lloyd Nichols of Ashland died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. He was 77.

Dorothy Mae Sumpter was secretary for the Missouri Military Academy

Dorothy Mae Sumpter died Jan. 1, 2014. She was 85.

Craig Wenger worked for Century Link in Columbia for 37 years

Craig Wenger died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. He was 61.

Rylan Newman was determined to fill his life with great adventures

Rylan Newman did a lot of living in his short life.  He died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.  He was 6. 

Carol Odor was the rock of her family, Columbia dance community

Carol Odor taught dance at MU and in Columbia for more than 33 years and choreographed more than 55 dance performances. She died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. She was 74.

Marjorie Nathe played, won bridge until she was 100

Mrs. Nathe's friends remember her as humorous, inspirational and a great card player. She died Friday at age 100. 

Richard Rauscher taught his family to love the Cardinals

Richard Rauscher  loved to read, listen to Bob Dyan and — most of all — watch the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Rauscher died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was 67.

Emily Marie Fitzhugh loved to crack jokes, watch NASCAR

She often attended races at the Kansas Speedway with her family. On race days, she was always eager to get out of the door first thing in the morning and cheer on her favorite driver, Tony Stewart.

Jane Marsh, March 4, 1927 — Dec. 23, 2013, of Columbia

Jane Marsh died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. She was 86.

Gracehelen Gentry was president of the Lady Elks Lodge of Gravois Mill

Gracehelen Gentry died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. She was 76.