Shirley Austin volunteered extensively at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and helped manage a coffee delivery business.
Ronald Palmer of Columbia died on Monday, March 4, 2013. He was 72. Palmer, who had six children, was a family-man. He also once delivered a baby in a cab.
William D. Wikoff died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. He was a people person who always had a smile on his face.
"(Life) was always shiny to him," Kay Rich, his wife of almost 20 years, said. "He always thought if you had a smile on your face maybe it would touch somebody."
Mr. Wilhite loved fishing, boating, and camping. He also made family a priority.
Mr. Woods was a lifelong lawyer, earning his Juris Doctorate from the MU School of Law in 1953. He remained involved at Eng & Woods law firm even past his retirement in the 1990s.
Larry E. Condron, 66, of Harrisburg, was kind and personable. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, spending time in the woods, and working on various projects.
Virginia McGrath of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. She was 80.
Catherine L. Hunt was formerly the secretary for the University of Missouri System Board of Curators.
Chuck Knife, 67, was a career firefighter who worked for the Columbia Fire Department for two decades. Mr. passed away Monday, Feb. 18.
Mr. Barnes of Columbia died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. He was 76.
George Hayes was a family man who passed on his love of baseball and gambling. As a minor league player, he played against Mickey Mantle and Satchel Paige.
Gary Naugle Sr., founder of the Naugle Company, died at the age of 72 on Sunday. The company has built more than 500 houses and completed more than 4,000 remodeling projects in the Columbia area.
Charles "Chuck" Bobbitt started the Columbia College softball program in 1984 and quickly led it to national prominence.
Arthur Clyde Ausherman died Thursday, Feb. 14. He was 99.
Frances Mayer Rikli died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. She was 93.
Kermit "Mat" Gentry Nations Jr., 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. He was an artist, gardener, veteran and caring partner.
She worked at various sororities and fraternities in Columbia as a cook for more than 30 years. She was also a cook for Woodhaven.
Catherine L. Hunt, who was an MU retiree, loved to travel across the country and around the world.
Bynum Wheeler enjoyed acting, target shooting and photography. He was an animal lover and an avid reader.