He served in the Air Force for nearly 20 years, retiring with the rank of captain.
James Kroon was an avid traveler and had visited every state in the nation except Alaska and was planning a motorcycle tour of Australia and Europe.
Virginia "Ginny" Lee Starks of Columbia died Tuesday, May 29, 2012. She was 67.
Mr. Kennedy's passion for the history of early aviation led him to become a member of the Boone County Historical Society and he was also a member of several other volunteer organizations in Columbia.
Jane Elizabeth Smarr of Columbia died Monday. She was 89.
Gary Elder died Monday, May 7. He was 60 years old.
Over the years, Mr. Hellmann earned a reputation as a talented musician in Columbia. He was admired for his skill on an impressive range of instruments.
James J. Froese, a former MU faculty member, enjoyed sketching, painting and fishing. He died Thursday, May 17, 2012. He was 75.
Ethel L. Todd was focused on community outreach, aiding her husband in relating to his congregation.
Ethel Todd assisted her husband in shepherding his congregation by reaching out to the community with quiet charisma.
Botner loved traveling around the world with her husband and teaching elementary school children.
Dixie Botner of Columbia was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She died Sunday, May 13, 2012. She was 84.
Members of Michael Harms' family described him as a quiet, thoughtful and intelligent man.
Marion Sorenson received his doctorate degree at MU, where he was a professor of zoology for several years.
Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller was active in the community, recalled living 'A Country Life'
Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller grew up on a farm near McBaine. She taught millinery in the fashion department at Stephens College and was extremely active in the local community.
Howard L. Pemberton of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 8. He was 92.
Robert "Bob" Pauley Jr. of Columbia died Wednesday, May 9, 2012. He was 89.