William Pingelton served country, worked as OB-GYN

Dr. William B. Pingelton of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. He was 88.

Frank R. Dexheimer enjoyed hunting, classical music

Dr. Frank R. Dexheimer of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. He was 85.

Beulah E. Clemons was longtime Order of the Eastern Star member

Beulah Clemons described as giving, caring person involved in church and her children's activities.

David Jonassen was award-winning professor of educational psychology

Mr. Jonassen of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a two-year-long battle with advanced stage lung cancer. He was 65.

J. Barton Boyle was a loyal supporter of his community

J. Barton Boyle of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was 79.

Joyce Ann Crouch Waterbury died at the age of 53

Mrs. Waterbury lived in Paquin Tower where she had many friends. She was involved in the ceramics program and enjoyed playing dominoes and Wii Bowling with other residents.


Longtime Columbia resident was always helping others

Wilma Iris Via is remembered for her giving manner that touched people's hearts. She was 90.


Dr. Venkataseshu Kuppuswamy Ganjam lived life with passion for teaching

In 1981, Dr. Ganjam accepted a job at MU where he was a professor of veterinary biomedical sciences

Marylou Mayse was involved with Show Me Farms, other business endeavors

Marylou Mayse and her husband were involved in many business endeavors including Family Pawn Stores and Show Me Farms.

Prolific bowler Bill Shoe was also a musician, family man

Bill Shoe, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center. He was 72.

Gloria Seabaugh always had smile on her face

Gloria Seabaugh, 73, former director of human resources for the city of Columbia, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Blue Springs.

Godfrey 'Kirk' L. Hickam liked building homes, hunting mushrooms

Godfrey 'Kirk' L. Hickam of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. He enjoyed country music, pool and spending time outdoors.

R. Dean Long loved his family, building and cooking barbecue

R. Dean Long of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. He worked as a building supervisor of Clydesdale Hall at the MU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Leland 'Chip' McCray enjoyed flying airplanes

The former farmer and construction worker enjoyed flying airplanes.


Albert Rotundo worked for the federal government for 42 years

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

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.