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Obituaries

Joel Lloyd Haley remembered for hard work, commitment to community

Mr. Haley owned Bourn Feed & Supply Inc. and was deeply involved in Columbia and the surrounding communities, especially through Boone County 4-H and area FFA chapters.

Shirley House was a charter member of Broadway Christian Church

During World War II, she was a member of the Army Cadet Nursing Corps.

Dorothy Sanders

Dorothy Sanders' job as secretary at Seymour High School, Payson Ill., is the one that most people remember her for. She loved her job and the staff and the students who passed through the doors.

Lorene F. Shaw was retired from Boone Electric Cooperative

Lorene F. Shaw worked for the Columbia Public Schools and later retired from Boone Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service.

Janice Nichols was a school nurse in Harrisburg for about 15 years

Janice Nichols served as school nurse in Harrisburg from 1966 to 1981.

Elizabeth Phillippe, May 8, 1925 — March 23, 2013

Elizabeth Phillippe, May 8, 1925 — March 23, 2013

Paul Krusekopf served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia

Paul Krusekopf, formerly of Columbia, served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia

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.

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