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Obituaries

Journalism scholar, former MU professor John Merrill dies at 88

John Merrill taught at the Missouri School of Journalism from 1964 until 1979, then returned to the school in the early 1990s. He died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Birmingham, Ala.

Raymond Edward Lee served in World War II, named Boone County roads

A World War II veteran with a history of Boone County involvement died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Compassion, sense of humor kept nurse going

Helen Girard of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. She was 95.

David Peters of Columbia, Sept. 17, 1929 — Sept. 15, 2012

David Peters of Columbia died on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. He was 82.

Harry M. Black loved military, his family

Harry M. Black was a decorated Green Beret, avid hunter and a religious man.

Susan Buchner remembered as a loving mother, hard worker

Susan Buchner, 47, of Columbia is remembered as a loving and supportive mother and grandmother.

James B. Terrian, 90, of Ashland died Sept. 11, 2012

He spent most of his adult life working for ABF Trucking in Chicago and enjoyed traveling, reading books and playing bridge. He loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Eva Jo Sapp, 68, of Columbia died Sept. 8, 2012

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Firestone Baars Chapel on the Stephens College campus, 1306 E. Walnut St.

UPDATE: Jo Sapp, former League of Women Voters president, community activist dies at 68

Jo Sapp had a passion for politics, community involvement.

Albert Nichols DeRousse Jr., 53, of Columbia died Sept. 7, 2012

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Step of Faith Ministries, Suite H, 1414 Range Line St.

Columbia-born Elizabeth Smith remembered for community involvement

Former MU professor loved horses, teaching

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick, 79, mixed faith with melody

Nell Elizabeth Gardner-Roderick loved to spread love and her faith through music.

Rosanna Whitesides was remembered for her love of family and others

Mrs. Whitesides enjoyed taking part in volunteer work in the Eagles Auxiliary club and worked at Boone Electric Cooperative.

James McCartney's pursuit of knowledge took many forms

Landmark Bank owner remembered for love of fitness, the arts

Mark Landrum died Saturday at his Columbia home. He was 73.

Pearl Cornell lived in Columbia for 100 years, loved gardening

Pearl Cornell was one of a few Columbia residents who lived in town for 100 years. She was often seen gardening and baking for her loved ones.

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

Lucy Ellawee Scheerer was known for her hard work, helping others

Self-sufficient woman known for her cooking and crocheting skills as well as her resilience.

Robert Kinsey Wood, 27, was a fast learner, bright student

Robert Kinsey Wood, 27, of Columbia died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in his home.

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