Gertrude Dawson worked as surgical nurse, treated children with polio

Mrs. Dawson worked with children suffering from polio as a public nurse. The state of Missouri trained her to fly a Cessna aircraft so she could treat children living on isolated farms in the state.


Gertrude Dawson's ashes will be spread Oct. 20 at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Paris, Mo.

Douglas Steuerwald, 59, of O'Fallon died Oct. 5

Mr. Steuerwald was born in Iowa and lived in O'Fallon.

Florence Eva Jones of Columbia lived to be 104

Mrs. Jones is survived by her grandson, Cecil Jones; granddaughters, Debbie Morgan and Tracy Jones; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Dale Sechler served in Army, devoted his life to service

Dale Truman Sechler died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. He was 86.

Lena Faye Ardrey loved family, cooking and baking

Mrs. Ardrey helped her mother-in-law run the family restaurant and learned how to cook through the process. She worked in the food service industry for most of her life.

Man killed in I-70 accident, Andre Edwards, was chef, father

Andre Edwards, 25, was a chef for Centro Latino, and he was helping the organization start a fitness program.

Nurse Sydney Denninghoff was known for her kindness, generosity

Ms. Denninghoff died on Friday Sept. 29, 2012. She was 60 years old.

Ray L. Quick loved music, poetry

Ray L. Quick of Hallsville died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. He was 62.

Bertha G. Ravenscraft-Perkins was a devoted mother, wife

Bertha Ravenscraft-Perkins was a homemaker after retiring from the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in 1982. She was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church.

Fred H. Todd of Columbia served in World War II

Fred H. Todd of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was 92 years old. 

Sydney Denninghoff, May 25, 1952-Sept. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Sydney Denninghoff of Columbia died Sept. 29, 2012. She was 60.

Fred H. Todd, Aug. 18, 1920-Sept. 29, 2012, of Columbia

Fred H. Todd of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. He was 92 years old.

Bernard Daniel Simon served in WWII, enjoyed serving Columbia

Mr. Simon enjoyed serving the community and had positions on numerous community boards and committees.

UPDATE: Veteran Tribune humor columnist and Columbia icon Irene Haskins dies at 84

Ms. Haskins, a weekly humor columnist for the Columbia Daily Tribune since 1977, died Thursday, Sept. 27. She was 84.

Jennifer Dawn Bradley of Columbia, May 5, 1976-Sept. 24, 2012

Jennifer Dawn Bradley of Columbia died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012.


Norris McDaniel served in Korean War, enjoyed float trips

Norris Dean McDaniel of Columbia died Thursday.

Local farmer, veteran Leslie "Spencer" Wegener dies at 86

After returning from World War II, Wegener attended MU and began his farming career.

Frederick Dale Lewis served in Vietnam War, enjoyed fishing

Mr. Lewis was a 1960 graduate of Hickman High School who married his wife, Barbara Jean Dulle, in 1966.

Derryl DeWayne Schake, Oct. 29, 1942 — Sept. 24, 2012

Derryl Schake served in the Marine Corps and was the father of six children.

Clifford Caruthers loved baseball, books and cats

Mr. Caruthers taught literature at both high school and university level. He established his own press and published a book of poems and other booklets.