Bryan Leath Jr. loved woodworking, volunteering

Bryan Leath Jr. formerly of Columbia, April 6, 1924 — May 14, 2013. 

Stephen L. Hering, 49, enjoyed sports, muscle cars, collectibles

Mr. Hering's hobbies included sports, muscle cars and collectibles.

William 'Bill' Boles loved baseball, cooking, helping people

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, enjoyed square dancing and exploring his Norwegian heritage

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.

Drama teacher Joyce Walker devoted her life to students, family

A longtime drama teacher at Hickman High School, Joyce Anne Walker directed plays and coached competitive speech and drama.

Margaret A. Misiak made giving back a priority

Margaret A. Misiak of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 83.


Joyce Anne Walker, Nov. 6, 1931 — May 11, 2013, of Columbia

Joyce Anne Walker taught drama at Hickman High School for more than 30 years and considered herself a life long Kewpie.

Margaret A. Misiak, Jan. 11, 1930 — May 12, 2013, of Columbia

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.

IlaMae Long, 92, lived for family, loved animals

A Boone County native, IlaMae Long spent her life in mid-Missouri caring for family and raising animals on a farm.

Wendy Murray remembered for compassion

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

Kathryn Virginia Kirsch of Columbia died Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was 86.

Sameon Phouk of Columbia died Friday, May 3, 2013

Sameon Phouk of Columbia died Friday, May 3, 1913. He is survived by his wife and nine children.

Mary Margaret Sullivan enjoyed camping with her grandchildren, helping others

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 seized any opportunity to 'get her hands in the dirt'

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. 

Guy Horton remembered for his dedication to MU

Guy Horton, a retired UM System employee of 25 years, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 80.

Adrian Francisco Pliego, 4, died Sunday, April 28, 2013

Adrian Francisco Pliego died Sunday, April 28. He was 4 years old.

Nicholas Aaron Harbour remembered as loyal friend with infectious laugh

Mr. Harbour, Dec. 12, 1988 — April 30, 2013, died Tuesday. A friend said the cause of death will not be known until the autopsy results are returned in six to eight weeks.

Guy M. Horton, 25-year UM System employee, dies

Guy retired to his childhood home in East Texas in 1992 after a 25-year career with the University of Missouri System.

Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia

Arvarh Strickland was a force for change at MU and in Columbia. The first black professor at MU and a lifelong advocate for minority hiring in higher education died Tuesday morning at age 82.

Thomas Hudson served in Army, retired as Columbia Police Department captain

Thomas A. Hudson died Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 84.