During his lifetime, Hammons built more than 200 hotels nationwide, including Embassy Suites, Marriotts, Radissons and Holiday Inns.
Marjorie McCarthy, 100, died Thursday, May 2, 2013. She worked as a nurse at Mid-Missouri Mental Health and for Columbia doctor John Tinsley.
Bertha Mae Hendren of Columbia died Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was 83.
Michele Dillehay, who changed her name to Ma Gna-nadevi Ananda, was an avionics technician from Oklahoma City who served in Iraq, died Friday, May 10, 2013. She was 57.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home at 1217 Business Loop 70 E, followed by the services at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Sapp died Friday, May 10, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. She was 68.
Wanda Faye Edwards Incle was a passionate Jehovah's Witness and enjoyed scary movies that featured aliens.
The visitation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 110 Main St. in Sweet Springs, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 10109 E 79th St., Tulsa, OK, 74133.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Services will be held immediately following the visitation.
William Burnley taught industrial arts at Jefferson Junior High School and created the first industrial arts program to include girls.
She graduated in 1976 with a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She received a master's degree in education degree from MU in 1993.
Mr. Burnley was an industrial arts teacher at Jefferson Junior High School for 30 years. He was proud of being the creator of the first industrial arts program that included girls.
Barbara Williams was a life-long homemaker and was known as a great cook. Her family says she was a loyal, loving and supporting woman.
Nedra Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia and served on the board of Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources).
Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, died Thursday, May 16, 2013.
Nancy Pike, 56, of Columbia, passed away May 16, 2013.
Bryan Leath Jr. formerly of Columbia, April 6, 1924 — May 14, 2013.
Mr. Hering's hobbies included sports, muscle cars and collectibles.
Mr. Boles entertained his friends at fish fries and barbecues and had a habit of cooking more food than was necessary.