Dr. Clark joined the faculty of MU in 1966 as an assistant professor of speech and dramatic art and was named dean of the College of Arts and Science in 1988. He also worked as chair of the Department of Theatre.
James Miller Blanton, founding pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, died Dec. 29, 2014, at The Bluffs care center. He was 96.
Elijah Douglas Blackburn of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. He was 82.
Barbara Ann DeVore of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. She was 79 years old.
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Peters served in the Army during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He also enjoyed woodworking, Siamese fighting fish and his blue Sunbeam Alpine.
Alan R. “Butch” Calhoun of Centralia, Missouri, formerly of Montgomery City, Missouri, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at his home. He was 67.
Ms. Nelson served in the Army and then worked for the state of Missouri for 14 years before retiring.
William “Bill” Laskin Fairman of Columbia died Dec. 25, 2014, in his home. He was 67. Fairman was a former MU professor and the founder of an international database management firm.
For more than 20 years after retirement, Mrs. Wilkening and her husband served others in need during mission trips around the United States and in other countries, such as the Czech Republic and Mozambique.
For more than 20 years after retirement, Norma Wilkening and and her husband, Walter, served others in need during many mission trips around the U.S. and in other countries, such as the Czech Republic and Mozambique.
Mr. Long worked for the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and watching them play sports.
Dr. Hobbs' daughter remembers her father's hard work on behalf of rural communities. Dr. Hobbs joined the MU faculty in 1964 as a professor of rural sociology.
Harold Skrabal was a talented craftsman who made scroll saw art and worked on his 1930 Model A Ford. He was a member of Campus Lutheran Church. Mr. Skrabal, 66, died Friday, Dec. 19.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fayette, the Howard County Trail Riders and the Fox Hunters Association of Missouri.
The Columbia resident, who died Sunday at 59, graduated from MU in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in education.
Mrs. Burnett enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
Daniel Niday died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. He was 93.
Beverly Robertson Murrell was a well-respected doctor and academic, working for decades in the medical field. She died Dec. 11, 2014. She was 78.
Dr. Roy Edward Brown of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Care Center. He was 97.
Annie E. Ratliff of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. She was 71.