Ryan Lee Lewis will be remembered for easy, open smile

Ryan Lewis of Ashland died Sunday, April 22, 2012, following an automobile accident. He was 34.

Shirley Jean Traxler, Nov. 27, 1935 — April 23, 2012, of Columbia

Shirley Jean Traxler of Columbia died Monday, April 23. She was 76 years old.

Ryan Lee Lewis, December 11, 1977 — April 22, 2012, of Ashland

Ryan Lee Lewis was known for his loyalty to his family as well as his ability to make people laugh.

Marcelyn "Kay" Lewis worked for state Revenue Department, enjoyed Luther Vandross and helping others

Ms. Lewis of Jefferson City was born in Columbia, and she graduated from Hickman High School in 1967. She was devoted to the service of others.

Mary McDonald devoted life to family, nursing and community

James Morris loved his family and outdoors

James L. "Jimmy" Morris of Centralia died Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was 54.

Noah Barkovitz remembered for his sense of humor, dedication to family

Noah Barkovitz of Columbia died Tuesday, April 17, 2012. He was 97.

Noah Barkovitz, Jan. 27, 1915 — April 17, 2012, of Columbia

Noah Barkovitz, 97, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

Joye Patterson remembered as innovator in the field of science journalism at MU

"Joye radiated self-contained dignity without passivity," said Robert Logan, a longtime friend and colleague of Ms. Patterson, and former associate dean of the Missouri School of Journalism. "She truly had the ability to care."

Avalene Kruger enjoyed spending time with family, collecting Beanie Babies

Avalene (Hogan) Kruger died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Apple Ridge Care Center.

Selfless love, independence serves as a mother’s legacy

Margaret Mary Jarvis, born in Chicago in 1929, died April 8, 2012. She was 82.

Margaret Mary Walloch Jarvis Aug 31 1929 - April 8 2012 Columbia

Bryan Rankin remembered for generosity, compassion

Bryan Rankin, 17, died early Saturday morning. His family remembers his love of Hollister clothes and how caring he was toward his siblings.

Chong Mi "Anna" Sin a hard worker, devoted mother, golfer

Ruby Howell remembered as a gifted pianist and loving mother

Music was a big part of Mrs. Howell's life. She played for her church and in her living room.

Ruby May (Binder) Howell enjoyed caring for people as a nurse

Chong Mi "Anna" Sin owned Chong's Oriental Market

Chong Mi "Anna" Sin of Columbia died on Saturday, April 7. She was 56 years old.

Columbia ragtime legend Robert Ault dies at 63

Robert Ault of Blackwater died Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was 63.

Activist and world traveler Carolyn Leuthold dies at 79

Dr. John Claude Schuder worked for peace, civil rights

John Claude Schuder, 90, of Columbia, died Saturday, April 7, 2012.