Ralph Tibbs had been president of The Dudes & Dolls Square Dance Club, a traveling dance group. He died on Wednesday, Dec. 31. He was 81.
Lee Smith of Columbia died Jan. 2, 2015. She was 60. She was an employee of 3-M in Columbia for many years until she retired in 2012.
Nolen's column, which appeared in the Missourian weekly for 17 years, touched on a wide range of issues, and had an unmistakably human touch.
The Missourian has compiled a comprehensive list of obituaries the newspaper published during 2014.
Mary Lou Ellison Davis is remembered for her dedication to education and her love of knitting, singing and reading.
Dr. Larry Dale Clark was a former MU theater professor and dean of the university's College of Arts and Science. He died Dec. 24 at age 82.
Bernice Marie Schmitz Korschgen died Dec. 31, 2014. She was 92.
Gregory Anderson died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. He was 29.
Loren Reid taught more than 9,000 students during his tenure as a professor of speech at MU. He died Dec. 25, 2014, at age 109.
The Rev. James Miller Blanton, 96, of Columbia died on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. He was passionate about his job as a founding pastor for the Trinity Presbyterian Church and cared deeply about the civil rights cause.
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Peters served in the Army during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He loved woodworking, Siamese fighting fish and kites.
Eugene Carl Laemmli died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014, at Lenoir Woods in Columbia. He was committed to his faith and a devoted member of Broadway Christian Church.
Dr. Clark joined the faculty of MU in 1966 as an assistant professor of speech and dramatic art and was named dean of the College of Arts and Science in 1988. He also worked as chair of the Department of Theatre.
James Miller Blanton, founding pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church, died Dec. 29, 2014, at The Bluffs care center. He was 96.
Elijah Douglas Blackburn of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. He was 82.
Barbara Ann DeVore of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. She was 79 years old.
Dr. Jerome "Jerry" Peters served in the Army during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean War. He also enjoyed woodworking, Siamese fighting fish and his blue Sunbeam Alpine.
Alan R. “Butch” Calhoun of Centralia, Missouri, formerly of Montgomery City, Missouri, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at his home. He was 67.
Ms. Nelson served in the Army and then worked for the state of Missouri for 14 years before retiring.
William “Bill” Laskin Fairman of Columbia died Dec. 25, 2014, in his home. He was 67. Fairman was a former MU professor and the founder of an international database management firm.