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, died Saturday, April 6, 2013. She was 67.
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.
Bill Dierker of Harrisburg served in World War II.
Betty G. Kemper died Thursday, April 4, 2013. She was 81.
The service remembers nine undergraduate and graduate students in a ceremony that became a tradition in 2002.
Richard Dixon, an avid storyteller and world traveler, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013. He was 85.
Dr. Schroeder of Columbia died Friday, March 29, 2013. He was 97.
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.
During World War II, she was a member of the Army Cadet Nursing Corps.
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 worked for the Columbia Public Schools and later retired from Boone Electric Cooperative after 25 years of service.
Janice Nichols served as school nurse in Harrisburg from 1966 to 1981.
Elizabeth Phillippe, May 8, 1925 — March 23, 2013
Paul Krusekopf served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia
Paul Krusekopf, formerly of Columbia, served as executive director of USAID missions in Bolivia, Indonesia, Laos and Liberia
Robert M. Crisler, 92, was a former Columbia resident and WWII veteran.
Art student Emily Jackson, 23, was a friend to everyone, her professors at MU said. She died Thursday.
Christine Weaver, a St. Louis native, had a bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree, and received the 1996 Governor's Volunteer Award for her work with Literacy Volunteers of Pitt County.
Christine Cain Weaver passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013.
A recipient of the E. Sydney Stephens Professional Wildlife award, Clifford H. Caldwell loved to plant trees and pick wildflowers for his wife.