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. 


Samuel Wayne Robertson, former deputy sheriff, loved to cycle

Samuel Wayne Robertson of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2013, at University Hospital. He was 58.

Louis 'Ming' Lohman embraced family, farming, canoeing

Louis Maring "Ming" Lohman of Columbia is remembered for his love of family, farming and the outdoors. A city boy from Jefferson City, he always dreamed of becoming a farmer.

Dusty Reeves dreamed of culinary success

Dusty Reeves hoped to support his infant daughter by working as a chef in New York City.

Ruth Willis, Jan. 19 1928 — Aug. 18 2013, of Columbia

Ruth Evelyn Willis attended Hickman High School and worked as a secretary at the MFA Mutual Insurance Company, now Shelter Insurance.

Pillar of Columbia arts scene, David 'Willy' Wilson, 70, died Saturday

Willy Wilson showed his comedic talent in dozens of plays at the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre, which he joined in the '70s. When a fire destroyed the theater in 2010, he and his wife led the effort to raise money for a new building.

Mary Ann Roberts loved camping, baking and her great-grandchildren

A visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia.

Morgan Andrew Burnham enjoyed antiquing, playing in band

Morgan Burnham played in a band named Amputee Set and was the catcher for his friends' softball team for more than 10 years. He lived a life full of loving family and friends.