Wallace Gordon Hartley, July 5, 1926 — April 20, 2013, of Columbia

Wallace Gordon Hartley, 86, of Columbia, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at his home in Columbia

Faye Lewis enjoyed cooking, traveling

Faye Lewis had Parkinson's disease and lived in Parkside Manor for six years before her death. 

Forest Lester Daly worked as heavy equipment operator, enjoyed fishing, baseball

Forest Lester Daly died Saturday. He was 81.

Lawrence 'Larry' L'Hote brought trash to life with sculptures

Mr. L'Hote died Friday, April 12, 2013. He was 72.

Barbara Toalson brought love of music into every area of life

A lifelong member of First Baptist Church, she sang in the choir her husband directed. She also taught music for Columbia Public Schools and fostered a creative, artistic household for her children.

Hazell Dean Hitt was a passionate business person and active family member

Hazell Dean Hitt died at her home on Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was 83.

Connie Guy's passion for teaching inspired family, students

Constance "Connie" Guy enjoyed spending time with her family at their lake house on Holiday Acres Lake north of Moberly, where she taught her three children to swim. Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and some family friends gathered at the lake house each summer for a reunion.

For William 'Bill' Dierker, a passion for birds touched all facets of life

Mr. Dierker, a bird watcher since he was able to hold binoculars, his wife said, received his doctorate from MU in the late 1970s and worked on an MU Extension project that identified weeds in crop fields across Missouri.

Susan Kauffman, 67, was a member of Columbia community theater

Susan Kauffman, 67, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was 67.


Adelaide D. Smith, 97, remembered for stories from long career

Adelaide D. Smith died Sunday, March 31, 2013. She was 97. Mrs. Smith worked on the highly secret Manhattan Project, and was known for the stories she told of her brilliant bosses.

William 'Bill' Dierker, March 13, 1922 — April 8, 2013, of Harrisburg

Bill Dierker of Harrisburg served in World War II.

Betty Kemper, 81, was a lifelong area resident

Betty G. Kemper died Thursday, April 4, 2013. She was 81.

MU remembers nine students who died in the past year

The service remembers nine undergraduate and graduate students in a ceremony that became a tradition in 2002.

Richard K. Dixon was an avid storyteller, photographer

Richard Dixon, an avid storyteller and world traveler, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was 85.

German scholar Adolf Schroeder helped Missouri residents connect with their heritage

Dr. Schroeder of Columbia died Friday, March 29, 2013. He was 97.

Joel Lloyd Haley remembered for hard work, commitment to community

Mr. Haley owned Bourn Feed & Supply Inc. and was deeply involved in Columbia and the surrounding communities, especially through Boone County 4-H and area FFA chapters.

Shirley House was a charter member of Broadway Christian Church

During World War II, she was a member of the Army Cadet Nursing Corps.

Dorothy Sanders

Dorothy Sanders' job as secretary at Seymour High School, Payson Ill., is the one that most people remember her for. She loved her job and the staff and the students who passed through the doors.

Lorene F. Shaw was retired from Boone Electric Cooperative

Lorene F. Shaw worked for the Columbia Public Schools and later retired from Boone Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service.

Janice Nichols was a school nurse in Harrisburg for about 15 years

Janice Nichols served as school nurse in Harrisburg from 1966 to 1981.