Bob Riley: A man who's faith knew no borders

Robert Harold Riley led a life that revolved around his family, his religious faith and serving others. He died Wednesday, Feb. 18, at his home in Columbia at the age of 67.


Death notices for Feb. 20

Death notices for Frances Irene Rimmer, Helen Christine Smith, Annabelle J. Roberts, and Lance C. Appleton.

Nelson G. Trickey was a devoted humanitarian, gardener and veteran

Mr. Trickey died Sunday, Feb. 15. He was 90.

Death Notices for Feb. 18

Here are the death notices from Columbia and Boone County reported Feb. 18.

Death notices for Feb. 17

Here are the death notices from Columbia and Boone County reported Feb. 17.

Death Notices for Feb. 16

Here are Monday's death notices.

Ruth O'Dell Frey enjoyed quilting, working on her farm

The New Franklin resident died Sunday at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville.


Death notices for Feb. 14

Death notices for Edward "Wayne" Calvin, Jennifer Golden, Waunettia Straight, Alexander A. Lising and JoAnn Clark.

Waunettia J. Straight remembered by family as friend to everybody

Waunettia J. Straight, 82, of Columbia died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Members of the Foster Parent Program, she and her husband Walter Straight took in MU foreign exchange students for more than 15 years.

Lowell Ray Crane loved spending time with family, working on cars

Lowell Ray Crane died Tuesday, Feb. 10. He was 75. 

Rodney Smith's life is a story of a self-made man

Columbia's community factotum has died at 86 after a life dedicated to making the city a better place to live.

Thomas R. Shrout challenged status quo in and out of the classroom

Dr. Thomas Shrout challenged racial barriers and taught his students to think critically and question the status quo as a professor and president of the Missouri School of Religion, which is now the Mid-America Center for Ministry. He died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. He was 95.

Lyle Koch loved art and the Columbia Quaker community

Lyle Koch displayed a passion for art throughout her life and regularly attended the Quaker Columbia Friends Meeting for more than 40 years.

Mary Faith Russell was committed to social justice, education

Mary Faith Russell worked tirelessly for social justice and taught criminology at a St. Louis County high school for nearly 20 years.

Donald Naumann: Educator dedicated to students, service and public

For years, Don Naumann wore a ball cap that read "meathead" to display his love for the meat industry. He died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

Victoria Delores Filinuk always had a warm smile ready

Mrs. Filinuk was a lifelong Catholic and a philanthropic supporter of children and animals.

Shirley Bernice Felten enjoyed spending time with family

Shirley Bernice Felten died Tuesday, Feb. 3. She was 79.

Elizabeth Ann Parry was passionate humanitarian, esteemed bridge player

Elizabeth Ann Parry started a food pantry in her hometown of Marshall, Arkansas, with the help of two volunteers. By the time she left, hundreds of volunteers were involved with the effort.

Karl Alan Schweikert loved traveling, flying his plane

Karl Alan Schweikert died Sunday, Feb. 1. He was 56.

Joel A. Hartman helped students, doctors at MU understand Amish, Mennonite communities

Joel A. Hartman, an associate professor emeritus of rural sociology at MU for 39 years, helped doctors and public health workers understand and work with mid-Missouri Amish and Mennonite communities. He died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was 85.