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Obituaries

Robert M. Crisler served in the Louisiana Legislature, collected license plates

Robert M. Crisler, 92, was a former Columbia resident and WWII veteran. 

MU art student dies

Art student Emily Jackson, 23, was a friend to everyone, her professors at MU said. She died Thursday.

Christine Weaver, 55, was a teacher, volunteer

Christine Weaver, a St. Louis native, had a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree, and received the 1996 Governor's Volunteer Award for her work with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County.

Christine Weaver, 55, of Greenville, NC

Christine Cain Weaver passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013.

Clifford 'Buck' H. Caldwell, wildlife devotee and veteran, put family first

A recipient of the E. Sydney Stephens Professional Wildlife award, Clifford H. Caldwell loved to plant trees and pick wildflowers for his wife.

Edward "Ray" Vaughan, Aug. 24, 1943 — March 20, 2013, of Harrisburg

Mr. Vaughan taught for 20 years at Columbia Public Schools. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and playing golf.

 

Georgia Burlingame, mental health care nurse, died at 82

Georgia Burlingame, a retired mid-Missouri Mental Health Center nurse, died Monday, March 18, 2013. She was 82.

Terry Leon Blumer was tough, fair, and loved his family

Terry Leon Blumer died Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was 80.

Harry Berrier, MU veterinary professor, Show Me Bar-B-Q Sauce maker, dies at 95

Dr. Harry Berrier, who had been making Show Me Bar-B-Q Sauce since 1975, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Columbia at age 95.

Dr. Joseph Giangiacomo, 71, loved family, medical profession

Joseph Giangiacomo, 71, died Thursday, March 12, 2013.

Rita Hess Bunn, 80, loved music, horses

Rita Hess Bunn died Friday, March 15, 2013, at age 80.

Adela Walter was an active member at her church

Adela Walter worked at Walmart as a greeter for the past five years.

Lillie 'Bea' Smith loved gardening, getting things done

Lillie Beatrice "Bea" Smith noted for her attention to detail, gardening, cooking, agricultural interests and being an avid Missouri Tigers football fan.

Janette Hinshaw Emerson was active at church, taught Sunday school

Janette Hinshaw Emerson taught Sunday school for many years at Columbia First Assembly of God and served as a ladies dorm supervisor for Rocky Mountain Bible College in Denver, Colo.

Shirley Austin was devoted to church and coffee business

Shirley Austin volunteered extensively at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and helped manage a coffee delivery business.

A father of six, Ronald Palmer was a family-man

Ronald Palmer of Columbia died on Monday, March 4, 2013. He was 72. Palmer, who had six children, was a family-man. He also once delivered a baby in a cab.

William D. Wikoff always gave advice with a smile

William D. Wikoff died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. He was a people person who always had a smile on his face.

James Rich loved to bring a smile to everyone's day

"(Life) was always shiny to him," Kay Rich, his wife of almost 20 years, said. "He always thought if you had a smile on your face maybe it would touch somebody."

James L. Wilhite was family man and avid outdoorsman

Mr. Wilhite loved fishing, boating, and camping. He also made family a priority. 

Lawyer and golfer Larry Woods was 'old-school man'

Mr. Woods was a lifelong lawyer, earning his Juris Doctorate from the MU School of Law in 1953. He remained involved at Eng & Woods law firm even past his retirement in the 1990s.

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