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Obituaries

Keith H. Byington taught at the MU School of Medicine, was devoted to education

He taught at the MU School of Medicine for 45 years and was devoted to education throughout his life.

Ruth C. Lewis, March 23, 1943 — March 31, 2014, of Kirksville

Ruth C. Lewis of Kirksville died Monday, March 31. She was 71.

Bill Bias was a hardworking man, owner of Bias Lawn Service

Mr. Bias worked at his commercial lawn service, Bias Lawn Service, and Carquest until he was 85.

Dolores Louise Quick Geiger was Deputy Circuit Clerk for Boone County

Dolores Louise Quick Geiger of Columbia died Saturday, March 29, 2014. She was 85.

Dolores Louise Quick Geiger, April 14, 1928 — March 29, 2014, of Columbia

Dolores Louise Quick Geiger of Columbia died Saturday, March 29. She was 85.

Nicholas Kieffer Jr. served in the Navy, was member of Veterans of Foreign Wars

Nicholas Robert Kieffer Jr., Oct. 8 1940-April 1, 2014, of Columbia died Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Dorothy DuNard loved her community, fought for social justice

Dorothy Mae DuNard wrote about segregation, urban renewal and eminent domain as a journalist in Columbia. She was well known and admired by her neighbors, who she cared for deeply. Mrs. Dunard died Saturday. She was 96. 

Richard Vitiello owned PC Avenue for 14 years

Richard Vitiello owned and operated PC Avenue with his wife, Donna Sapp. He was also a pilot.

For Jerry Nichols, hunting was always a family affair

A life-long Columbia resident, Jerry Ray Nichols Sr. found joy in computers, hunting and supporting his family. Mr. Nichols died on Thursday, March 27. He was 61.

Eva Meentemeyer loved journaling, church membership

Eva Meentemeyer enjoyed spending time outdoors with family and participating in her church. Mrs. Meentemeyer of St. Louis died Tuesday, March 25. She was 96.

Betty Faye Reed VanHorn was a homemaker, member of Ashland Baptist Church

Betty Faye Reed VanHorn served in the U.S. Navy and was a homemaker. Mrs. VanHorn died Thursday, March 27. She was 89.

Vernon Barr was a World War II veteran with a passion for the earth

Vernon Barr collected rocks and traveled the country with his wife looking for new ones.

Thomas W. Mooberry was a successful restauranteur, devoted father

Thomas W. Mooberry was a successful restauranteur and a devoted father. Mr. Mooberry died Saturday, March 22. He was 76.

Pamela Lent was a financial secretary for Local Carpenters Union in Chillicothe

Mrs. Lent was a member of First Christian Church and the Summer Playground Association Board. She was the financial secretary for Local Carpenters Union 1262.

 

Memorial service set for former MU professor

Professor Charles Nauert died last year in late September.

Violet A. Paige worked as a cook at MU

Violet A. Paige died Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was 86.

James Spieler was a community leader, philanthropist

James Russell Speiler, Sr. of Columbia died Friday, March 21, 2014. He was 76.

Frankie May Calvert dedicated herself to family, community, Sunday dinners

Frankie May Miller Calvert died Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was 92.

 

Karen Sue Long worked at Marshall Habilitation Center for 30 years

Karen Sue Long of Marshall died Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was 62.

Avalon M. Craig loved her church, quilting group

Avalon M. Craig of Columbia died Friday at 93. She was close to the church community at Community United Methodist Church.

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