She graduated in 1976 with a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She received a master's degree in education degree from MU in 1993.
Mr. Burnley was an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High School for 30 years. He was proud of being the creator of the first industrial arts program that included girls.
Barbara Williams was a life-long homemaker and was known as a great cook. Her family says she was a loyal, loving and supporting woman.
Nedra Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia and served on the board of Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources).
Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, passed away May 16, 2013.
Bryan Leath Jr. formerly of Columbia, April 6, 1924 — May 14, 2013.
Mr. Hering's hobbies included sports, muscle cars and collectibles.
Mr. Boles entertained his friends at fish fries and barbecues and had a habit of cooking more food than was necessary.
Harold Lee Earnest, 81, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, in San Juan, Texas. He and his wife settled in Columbia in 1971 and moved to Texas in the mid-2000s after retiring in 1994.
A longtime drama teacher at Hickman High School, Joyce Anne Walker directed plays and coached competitive speech and drama.
Margaret A. Misiak of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 83.
Joyce Anne Walker taught drama at Hickman High School for more than 30 years and considered herself a life long Kewpie.
There will be a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery immediately after the Memorial Service.
A Boone County native, IlaMae Long spent her life in mid-Missouri caring for family and raising animals on a farm.
Wendy Murray loved children. While she was a student at MU, she worked at the Student Parent Center taking care of children of students, faculty and staff.
Kathryn Virginia Kirsch of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 86.
Sameon Phouk of Columbia died Friday, May 3, 1913. He is survived by his wife and nine children.
She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. When they were younger, she would take them camping at Long Branch State Park in Macon County.
Jean Nauert of Overland Park, Kan., lived in Columbia until 2009. She taught in MU's Classical Studies Department, worked in Stephens College's library, was an avid gardener and enjoyed fixing things.