Lois Lorton loved to sing, dance and rollerskate through life

Lois D. Lorton of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. She was 78.

Marveina Ward's life was full of travel and family

From Australia to Washington, Marveina Ward, 76, never lost the sense of adventure she developed as a child. She died Friday.

Curtis Warner Jones Jr. left imprint on athletic department

Curtis Jones, 40, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Morgantown, W.Va., was the MU director of football operations from 1999 to 2000. He died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

College Football Hall of Fame inductee Leo Lewis was a family man

Leo Lewis, or the "Lincoln Locomotive," played football as a student at Lincoln University and for the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg, Canada.

Ethel Rustad loved to sew, garden

Ethel Rustad of Columbia cared for kids both at her day care and Sunday school class.

World War II veteran Carl Traxler was lifelong farmer, devoted to family

Carl Traxler of Columbia died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. He was 86.

Margarita Micaela Lopez loved living by the sea

Margarita Micaela Lopez of Columbia was born in Cienfuegosac, Cuba, where she spent her summers by the islands, fishing and swimming. She died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. She was 78.


Marshall 'Gene' Meredith was a hunter, golfer

Marshall "Gene" Meredith died Aug. 29, 2013. He was 78.

Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners, 42, battled cancer for 3 years

After living with cancer for three years, Lisa Michelle Koopmeiners died at age 42.

Marguerite L. Johnson, 100, loved sports, led organizations

Marguerite L. Johnson of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. She was 100.

Edward 'Chase' Senor loved family, outdoor activities

Edward "Chase" Senor died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. He was 33. He worked for Columbia Lawn Care, a job his sister said he loved. When not working, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.


Gerald 'Jerry' Kramer, 73, of Columbia loved to look back on his travels

Gerald Kramer's wife said his years of working in sales made him the man she best remembers him to be: talkative, humorous and outgoing. Mr. Kramer of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. He was 73.


Lee Henson, 72, fought for disability rights, brought humor to every aspect of life

A mid-life bike accident left Albert Lee Henson III paralyzed from the chest down, but the accident didn’t freeze his passion or giddy grin.

Eileen Hargraves enjoyed spending time with family

Eileen Hargraves of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. She was 90.

Anna Hall worked for Navy, was known for generosity and intelligence

Anna Hall worked for the Department of the Navy during World War II. Later, she worked in the Missouri Department of Social Services.

Anna Beckman shared love of dance, traveling with family

Anna Beckman endured many hardships, including the deaths of two husbands. But she found much love and enjoyment in life, her husband and children said.

James Tudor, a retired MU engineering professor, dies at 91

Dr. James Tudor earned several decorations while serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II.

Igor Izioumine loved cycling, fixing bicycles

Igor Izioumine was a member of the Columbia Bicycle Club and rode his bicycle to work. He died on Saturday while cycling in the BikeMO 2013 event. 

Anne Valentine Hague, Jan. 21, 1931 — Aug. 23, 2013, of Millersburg

Anne Hague worked as a nurse in Columbia as well as New Mexico and Louisiana. 

Barbara Roberts devoted her life to family, taking care of children

Barbara Roberts loved children — and not just her own. In three decades she cared for more than 300 kids at her daycare. Mrs. Roberts died Sunday. She was 80 years old.