Linda Doornbos, 59, was passionate about her family, flying

Linda Kay Doornbos, 59, was devoted to flying, her grandchildren and helping others. 

Lois Annette Noel worked for Shelter Insurance for more than 38 years

Buford 'Bud' Eugene Guyer, 89, fought at the Battle of the Bulge

Buford "Bud" Guyer ran Wolcott Water Systems.

Rebecca Lynn Beard, 45, worked with children, developmentally disabled

Rebecca Lynn Beard devoted her time to working with children and the developmentally disabled.

Audrey Rottinghaus, 62, worked at the MU School of Veterinary Medicine for 31 years

Audrey Rottinghaus died Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She was 62.


Eleanore L. Geel known for her love of family and poetry

Eleanore L. Geel worked for the Columbia Public School district for more than 30 years. Mrs. Geel died on Thursday, May 30, 2013. She was 93.

Eleanore L. Geel, 93, worked for Columbia Public Schools for 31 years

Eleanore L. Geel died May 30, 2013. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Robert Wayne Miers died Sunday at 70

Robert Wayne Miers was survived by his wife and six children.

UPDATE: Missouri hotel developer John Hammons dies at 94

During his lifetime, Hammons built more than 200 hotels nationwide, including Embassy Suites, Marriotts, Radissons and Holiday Inns.

Marjorie McCarthy was strong in faith, dedicated to others

Marjorie McCarthy, 100, died Thursday, May 2, 2013. She worked as a nurse at Mid-Missouri Mental Health and for Columbia doctor John Tinsley. 


Bertha Mae Hendren enjoyed playing cards, gardening

Bertha Mae Hendren of Columbia died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was 83.

Michele Dillehay 'Ma Gna-nadevi Ananda,' Jan. 11 1956 — May 10, 2013

Michele Dillehay, who changed her name to Ma Gna-nadevi Ananda, was an avionics technician from Oklahoma City who served in Iraq, died Friday, May 10, 2013. She was 57.



Mildred Kennedy worked at MU for more than 30 years

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 E, followed by the services at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Carol Sapp known for her gardening, interior decorating projects

Mrs. Sapp died Friday, May 10, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. She was 68.

Wanda Incle shared bond with sisters, family

Wanda Faye Edwards Incle was a passionate Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed scary movies that featured aliens.

Maxine Worley contributed to her family and community

The visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 110 Main St. in Sweet Springs, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.

Stephanie Jo Potter was a nurse, avid quilter

 Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 E 79th St., Tulsa, OK, 74133. 

Brandon R. Coleman was a graduate of Hickman High School

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be held immediately following the visitation.

William Burnley was passionate about education, helping others

William Burnley taught industrial arts at Jefferson Junior High School and created the first industrial arts program to include girls.

Eleanor Christine Mitter served as teacher, director at Child Development Center

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.