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Obituaries

Albert Rotundo of Fairfax Station, Va., July 8, 2012

Mr. Rotundo, an MU graduate, was honored by Vice President Al Gore for helping develop awards and recognition programs at the Education Department.

Dr. John Dunn loved his family, teaching

Dr. Dunn, 75, taught at MU from 1968 to 2006 before retiring. He continued to teach a course in turgrass until 2009.

Freddie Tyler Rudkin loved his family, being outdoors

Freddie Tyler Rudkin, who died Wednesday, was always with his family and loved being outdoors. He was 18.

Cory Shawn Braden loved his family, the outdoors

Cory Shawn Braden, 28, of Columbia died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

Paul Cheavens loved family, church, police chief job

Paul Cheavens died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was 88.

Nadine P. Quisenberry remembered for her singing, skill in ceramics

Nadine Quisenberry died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She was 86.

Sheila Robertson enjoyed Missouri sports, remembered for her cheerfulness

Sheila Ackmann Robertson died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. She was 51.

David A. Craig, Sr., March 10, 1939-Nov. 4, 2012, of Centralia

David Craig died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He was 73.

Sheila Robertson died Tuesday at University Hospital

MU graduate dies at age 51.

David A. Craig Sr. was golfer, enjoyed roadtrips with family

David Craig of Centralia died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. He was 73.

Faye Adams Sharp loved to socialize

Faye Adams Sharp died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. She was 76.

Beuna Alma Ridenhour Lansford devoted life to service

Beuna Alma Ridenhour Lansford served as a teacher for 35 years and was a part of charitable and volunteer organizations. 

Carmen Wood remembered as passionate reader, active in faith

Carmen Shaw Wood was an active member of her church for many years and worked at the Daniel Boone Regional Library during retirement. 

John Rabbit, 72, of Ashland died

John Rabbit, of Ashland, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

Dorothy Weir founded 'Red' Weir Athletic Supply in Columbia

Co-founder of "Red" Weir Athletic Supply, Dorothy Jo Weir, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. She was 83.

U.S. Air Force veteran enjoyed CB radios

Jerome "Jerry" Jett died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. He was 81.

Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane lived to be 91

Isla Mae "Kitty" Crane of Wilbraham, Mass., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. 

Thelma McArthur remembered for adventurous spirit

Thelma McArthur of Columbia died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. She was 96. Mrs. McArthur was a lover of books and nature.

Betty McCaskill, first woman elected to Columbia City Council, dies at 84

Long before her daughter entered Missouri politics, Betty Anne McCaskill had made her own mark in Democratic circles.

Ralph Anderson loved his family, researching dairy science

Ralph Robert Anderson, who taught at MU for more than 25 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. He was 79.

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