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Obituaries

Barbara Ann Kay served in Army Signal Corps, directed pre-schools

She later also worked as a security guard with the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center, as a dispatcher for the MU Police Department and with the U.S. Department of Revenue.

Robert Kinsey Wood graduated from MU with honors

He graduated from MU with honors and a bachelor’s degree in biological studies and interdisciplinary studies. He also had a minor in psychology.

Kelly Needham left positive mark everywhere he went

Kelly Needham spent this summer as an intern with Aflac Insurance in Peoria, Ill., capping off a successful junior year at MU, where he studied business administration. Everywhere he worked, studied or played, those around him remembered his smile and positive attitude.

Sandra Kormeier, 69, was dedicated to women's health, childbirth education

Sandra D. Kormeier of Columbia, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. She was 69.

Jerry Hunter found joy in farm, family

After serving in Korea and Vietnam, Jerry Hunter achieved his dream of running a farm.

Brian Dale Cook loved the Pittsburgh Steelers and technology

Brian Dale Cook of Columbia died Sunday at the age of 44. He is remembered for his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers and his computer abilities.

Brian Cook was technology fan, ethical computer hacker

Brian Cook was a certified ethical hacker, his family said. He worked to protect clients from computer hacking.

Helen McLaughlin put her country and family first

For 33years, Helen McLaughlin worked as a photo lab technician for Today's Farmer Magazine, an agricultural publication by MFA Inc. In more recent years, she became a familiar face around the Columbia community as she enjoyed daily walks along Forum Boulevard.

Ronald Davidson was prankster, avid reader

Ronald Davidson was known for his sense of humor, kindness and enjoyment of reading, gardening and listening to music.

Eula Mary Simmons Harold, former chair of the Stephens Music Program, died Monday

Eula Mary Simmons Harold of Columbia died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. She was 87.

William Foley, 74, enjoyed singing, softball and basketball

William Daniel Foley, of Columbia, died Saturday, Aug. 11. He was 74.

Thomas Alan Wood was a compassionate person, loved helping his patients

Thomas Alan Wood, of Columbia, died Monday, Aug.14, 2012. He was 51.

Mildred Pauley enjoyed sewing and making Barbie dolls for daughters

Mildred Pauley of Ashland died Monday. She was 91.

Jo Anne Hancock remembered as a loving mother

Jo Anne Hancock of Columbia died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. She was 54.

Jo Anne Hancock, of Columbia, July 12, 1956 — Jan. 1, 2011

Jane Jenkins loved to fish on the Missouri River

Jane M. Jenkins of Columbia died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

Jane M. Jenkins, Nov. 28, 1957 — Aug. 12, 2012, of Columbia

Jane M. Jenkins, 54, of Columbia, passed away Sunday.

Pastor, piano salesman Steven Murphy remembered for his love of the outdoors

Steven Murphy of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011. He was 86. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Olivet Christian Church, 1991 S. Olivet Road in Columbia.

Klifton Altis, 88, remembered as talented photographer, avid traveler

Klifton R. Altis, 88, of Columbia, died Thursday. He will be remembered as a photographer and traveler.

Larry N. Winfrey devoted countless hours to helping the community

Larry N. Winfrey of Columbia died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. He was 78.

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