Helen Nelson died Sunday, June 3, 2012. She was 88 years old. She traveled a lot in a Bambi Airstream trailer and visited all 50 states.
James Burk taught at the MU School of Music for 30 years. He was 80 years old.
Garry Logan, Hickman High School graduate, was dedicated to his faith. Mr. Logan died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was 60.
Thomas E. Baumgardner worked as a financial adviser with Edward Jones. He was on the board of directors of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce and an elder of First Presbyterian Church.
Thomas Baumgardner was a devoted member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia and was a financial adviser for Edward Jones for 45 years.
Gary Logan, a Columbia native, was a studious learner of the Bible and had a deep trust in God.
Don Robert Webb, former MU professor at the business school, loved to garden and spend time with his family and friends.
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.