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Obituaries

Norris McDaniel served in Korean War, enjoyed float trips

Norris Dean McDaniel of Columbia died Thursday.

Local farmer, veteran Leslie "Spencer" Wegener dies at 86

After returning from World War II, Wegener attended MU and began his farming career.

Frederick Dale Lewis served in Vietnam War, enjoyed fishing

Mr. Lewis was a 1960 graduate of Hickman High School who married his wife, Barbara Jean Dulle, in 1966.

Derryl DeWayne Schake, Oct. 29, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2012

Derryl Schake served in the Marine Corps and was the father of six children.

Clifford Caruthers loved baseball, books and cats

Mr. Caruthers taught literature at both high school and university level. He established his own press and published a book of poems and other booklets.

Jennie Olson worked as Truman Veterans Hospital nurse's aide

Visitation will start at 2 p.m. Monday at Columbia Seventh-day Adventist Church where Mrs. Olson was a member.

Judi Kaye Hourigan remembered for loving, kind heart

Judi Kaye Hourigan was dedicated to fashion with her exceptional sense of style. She opened and ran her store, J Hourigan, located across from the mall.

Shirley Mae Frasier worked at hospital and U.S. Postal Service

Ms. Frasier is remembered as a graduate of Chamois High School. She was 77.

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

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