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Obituaries

Thomas Cole Porter was safekeeper of First Presbyterian Church

The Columbia resident, who died Oct. 28 at 86, always kept an eye on things at the church. He was a generous supporter of the church as well as the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum.

Whether teaching or volunteering, Virginia Gehlert always cared for others

Mrs. Virginia M. Gehlert died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. She was 87.

Carl Ide was ophthalmologist at University Hospital for 29 years

Dr. Carl H. Ide earned degrees in both New York and Germany and was a colonel in the Army Reserve. The Columbia resident died Saturday at 85.

Victoria Maramba Bugayong remembered for her generosity, work ethic

Victoria Maramba Bugayong of Columbia died Thursday, Oct. 30. She was 85 years old.

Linda Bishop enjoyed bingo, reading

Linda Bishop died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. She was 58.

Tom Wilborn served in the Army during the Korean War

Tom Wilborn of New Franklin died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. He was 81 years old.

Albert Carl Dude was known for his green thumb

Albert Carl Dude died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. He was 99.

James Edwin Moulder was a fixture of MU's alumni network, Missouri's engineering community

In 1982, the MU Alumni Association awarded him the Distinguished Service Award. He also served as president of the MU Engineering Alumni Association and chairman of the MU Alumni Advising Council. In December 2009 the MU College of Engineering unveiled the James E. “Bud” Moulder award to commemorate his service.

Jewell Burns was known for her homemade fudge, rolls

Jewell Burns of Columbia died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. She was 70.

Donald Hollenberg was a devoted farmer, loved traveling and dancing

Donald Hollenberg, 79, of Columbia, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. 

Wayne Wootton served 30 years in the Air Force

Mr. Wootton earned a Bronze Star and Distinguished Flying Cross in the Air Force and was a professor of aerospace studies at MU. He loved working on community projects and doing his best to help others.

 

Randal Fennewald was 'one of the true good guys'

Mr. Fennewald died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. He was 53.

Margaret Loraine Gill served as a Democratic Committeewoman

Margaret Loraine Gill was a member of the Eastern Star and Nashville Baptist Church in Ashland. She died Friday.

Beverly Miller focused on family, worked in special education at Columbia Public Schools

Beverly Miller, 52, met her husband over math equations. She died Wednesday, Oct. 8.

William Whitney Hicks, former chair of MU's economics department, loved to run

Mr. Hicks died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. He was 79.

Retired MU professor Marion Bonner Mitchell loved traveling, teaching

Marion Bonner Mitchell begin teaching French and Italian language and literature in 1958 at MU. He is remembered for his "authority and a seriousness of purpose."

Wilford Thomas Baker, 87, went on one last fishing trip

Wilford Thomas Baker died Tuesday, Oct. 7. Some of his grandchildren, knowing his love of fishing, decided to bring a "fishing trip" to their grandfather the day before he died. 

Laurie Hughes loved her family, pets

Laurie Hughes of Columbia died Saturday, Oct. 4. She was 53 years old.

Anna Becker Rexroad was a devoted member of Missouri United Methodist Church

Mrs. Rexroad was involved at Missouri United Methodist Church as the church's first financial secretary and the worship flower coordinator. She died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at the age of 94.

Ashley Elizabeth Brown was a mother of three, loved the outdoors

Ashley Elizabeth Brown of Columbia died on Saturday, Sept. 27. She was 28.

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