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Obituaries

Catherine Hunt loved travel, reading

Catherine L. Hunt, who was an MU retiree, loved to travel across the country and around the world.

Bynum Wheeler was politically active, loved reading

Bynum Wheeler enjoyed acting, target shooting and photography. He was an animal lover and an avid reader.

Tom Buchanan enjoyed education, travel

Mr. Buchanan died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Columbia. He was 80.

Carolyn Ruth Blount, 83, loved traveling and adventure

Carolyn Ruth Blount of Columbia died on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. She was 83 years old. 

 

Arthur Basey Vanlandingham II, 69, worked more than 50 years in real estate

Arthur Basey Vanlandingham II attended MU, served in the National Guard and was a former member of the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club. 

Russell Ronald Jost loved volunteering and sports

Mr. Jost spent his life in service by volunteering in many capacities for his church and community.

Loretta Jean Hegstad, 57, participated in Alzheimer's, cancer charities

Loretta Jean Hegstad was a 19-year survivor of breast cancer and actively participated in cancer and Alzheimer's charities.

Nancy Decker Dougherty remembered for writing

Nancy Decker Dougherty of Shelter Island, N.Y. died Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Pat Hardesty, Aug. 8, 1937 — Feb. 4, 2013, of Sturgeon

Lifelong education was way of life for Eva May de Chazal

Eva May de Chazal used travel and education to expand her knowledge and teach others.

Roger Rickman Jr. was heavy equipment operator

Roger Rickman Jr. of Columbia died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Nebraska.

 

Pearl Marie Snavely, 98, was dedicated teacher, cook, mother

Mrs. Snavely began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse when she had to get to class before her students to light the fire. She died Wednesday at 98.

Lisa Smith of Columbia died Sunday

Services are pending at H.T. May & Son Funeral Home.

Carolyn 'Lynn' Whitworth enjoyed literature, good conversation

Carolyn "Lynn" Whitworth, who lived in Columbia for 50 years, was the secretary to the library director at Stephens College for 18 years.

Robert Parks had passion for the community, telling stories

Known for his tales of life growing up in a small Tennessee town and his grandfather's experiences during the Civil War, Robert Parks was always a storyteller. Parks, of Columbia, died Sunday.

Natalee Adelia Forward loved church, family, travel

Natalee Adelia Forward was an avid gardener, and grew plants in addition to her work in the church choir and family genealogy research. Forward died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 82.

Glendia Walker remembered for her outgoing personality

Glendia Walker died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at University Hospital. She loved joking around and talking with people, even strangers.

Terry Bush loved his family, cooking

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Family Fellowship, 710 Missouri 240, Fayette. Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the church.

Marion "Roke" Crane enjoyed spending time with his family

Marion "Roke" Crane served in World War II, operated a farm and made time to play games with his family.

Shirley George remembered for devotion to family, willingness to help

Shirley George of Columbia died Thursday, Jan. 24. She was 78.

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