Kenton B. Shaw traveled to Europe at the age of 17, taught mathematics at a middle school for three years and then worked at State Farm Insurance Company for 37 years years.
Olin Fugit of Rocheport died Thursday, May 22. He was 71.
Ronald E. Tate of Fayette worked for the Postal Service for 32 years and was an avid sports fan. Mr. Tate died Monday, May 19. He was 66.
Frances Violet Wood loved the Cardinals and reading her Bible, but the true love of her life was her husband, Doren. The Columbia resident died Monday.
Marine Corps veteran William Raymond Starnes enjoyed cars, helping his wife, and feeding wild geese and ducks.
Joyce Evenson taught early elementary school in Minnesota and Canada and was a devoted member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Jefferson City. Mrs. Evenson, of Columbia, died Monday, May 19. She was 86.
Edmon Jones is survived by one son, one daughter, one brother, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Nancy Finlay of Columbia enjoyed reading and working in her many flower gardens.
Virginia Marsh, 87, of Columbia died Friday, May 16, 2014, after a long illness.
A member of the Masonic Lodge and a Rotarian, James Hofmann worked as a homebuilder.
Howard Henry Sjogren died Friday, May 9, 2014. He was 89.
Mr. Jones worked in maintenance at Diggs Packing Co., where he worked until retirement.
Marvin Purcell died Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was 91.
Although she could never swim, Margaret Daugherty loved water slides and lived life fearlessly. Mrs. Daugherty of Columbia died Friday, May 9. She was 91.
Carl Eugene Sartain died Wednesday, May 7, 2014. He was 79.
He helped found the Individually Guided Education program at the school and served in the Navy as a pilot.
Mary Katherine 'Bunny' Pieper Long was proud of her town. She died Monday, May 5, 2014. She was 100.
Mary Katherine "Bunny" Pieper Long died Monday, May 5. She was 100.
Shirley Mae Crane was a homemaker and raised four daughters. Mrs. Crane died Monday, May 5. She was 74.
David Martin Davidson was an avid collector of arrowheads and loved the music of Johnny Cash and George Straight. Mr. Davidson of Columbia died Thursday, May 1. He was 72.