Lawyer served in Army, founded Columbia firm

David Arthur "Art" Oliver attended the MU School of Law and was involved in several legal and community organizations.

Almeta Crayton devoted herself to Columbia, particularly the First Ward

Compassion for her fellow citizens pushed former First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton to accomplish great things for her community. She died Monday.

Lyall Fletcher was a teacher, wrestling coach, friend and family man

Lyall Fletcher, a former educator and wrestling coach from New York, died Saturday in Columbia. He was 90.

Robert "Bob" Joseph Twenter, Feb. 27, 1938 — Oct. 19, 2013

Robert “Bob” Joseph Twenter, of Columbia, died Oct. 19, 2013. He was 75.

James Matthew Foster was a sports fan, motivated others

James Matthew Foster died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 in Columbia. He was 33.

Parker Rossman, 94, worked toward solving global problems

Parker Rossman died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. He was 94. 

Nancy M. Hamilton, Feb. 9, 1930 — Oct. 10, 2013

Nancy M. Hamilton of Columbia died Oct. 10, 2013. She was 83 years old.

Tatiana Kudriavsteva, prominent English to Russian translator, dies in Moscow

Tatiana Kudriavtseva, a prominent English to Russian translator who spent 13 winters in Columbia, died in Moscow on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. She translated the works of authors such as John Updike, Norman Mailer, John Steinbeck and Margaret Mitchell, many of whom she befriended over the course of her decades-long career.

Jewell A. Coats, 94, enjoyed gardening and quilting

Jewell A. Coats of New Franklin died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. She was 94.


Grant Dixon, of Columbia, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Grant Dixon is survived by his wife, Patricia Dixon; a son, Anthony Dixon; and a daughter, Christina Hearon.

Marion P. Bradford loved spending time with family, reading, traveling

Marion P. Bradford of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was 96.

LaVonne Mattson, longterm school volunteer, brought cheerful personality to church, family

LaVonne Mattson loved spending time with family, participating at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church and volunteering at Grant Elementary School and Hickman High School.

Mac Evans of Boonville worked on MU's first heart-lung machine

Mr. Evans, who was proud of his 30-year career at MU, enjoyed hunting with his coon dogs and racing horses.


Cecil Warren Sr. enjoyed hunting, fishing

Cecil Warren Sr. of Columbia died Thursday Oct. 10, 2013. He was 83.

Bette Mary Elizabeth Green served as mayor of Kimberling City

Bette (Mary Elizabeth) Green died Oct. 2, 2013. She was 90.

Margaret 'Jean' Preston active in church, involved in anti-abortion activities

Margaret "Jean" Preston of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. She was 83.

Powell served in Army, worked at Jefferson Junior High School, Hickman High School

E. Dale Powell of Columbia died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. He was 81.

Heather Cole worked at The 63 Diner, attended Moberly Area Community College

Heather Lenae Cole of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. She was 20.

John Young showed love to family through work

John Overton Young, 84, taught his children and grandchildren the value of working hard and how to truly pay attention to people. Mr. Young died Sunday, Sept. 29.

John Overton Young, 84, served in Army, studied agriculture at MU

John Overton Young of Springfield died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was 84.