Katheryn 'Kitty' Maes, 94, was an active member of the Central United Methodist Church

Katheryn "Kitty" Maes died Monday, June 3, 2013. She was 94.

Peggy Guptill, 60, enjoyed many careers

Peggy Guptill died Wednesday, June 5, 2013. She was 60.


Roger Lowry Mitchell, 80, held numerous positions at MU

Dr. Mitchell died on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. He was 80. He came to Columbia, in 1969 to become chair of agronomy at MU. He and his wife enjoyed 57 years of a very special marriage.

Leroy Owen, 90, was involved in prison ministry for more than 30 years

R. Leroy Owen died Friday, June 7, 2013. He was 90.

John M. Nowell III died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at age 62

John M. Nowell died Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was 62.

MU agronomist Roger Mitchell, former CAFNR dean, dies at 80

Roger Mitchell also served on the board of directors for the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.

Carol Drummond, 76, was strong-willed and enjoyed to travel

Carol Drummond and her husband visited places in Egypt, Israel and China.

Buford 'Bud' Guyer, 89, loved family and the outdoors

Buford Guyer, who fought in World War II and later became a businessman, died Friday, May 31, 2013.

Gordon Brown, 82, served in the military, mentored young and old

Gordon Brown died Saturday, June 1, 2013. He was 82. Mr. Gordon worked part time for the MU athletics department during his retirement.

Lois Korslund, 83, was professor at MU, Truman State University

Lois Korslund died Saturday, June 1, 2013. She was president of the Missouri Home Economics Association in 1980 and was honored as the Outstanding Adviser for the College of Home Economics at MU in 1983. 

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.