David Davidson leaves behind a collection of arrowheads, legacy of love

David Martin Davidson was an avid collector of arrowheads and loved the music of Johnny Cash and George Straight. Mr. Davidson of Columbia died Thursday, May 1. He was 72.

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon kept up an active lifestyle, anonymously donated to charity

Milo "Rusty" Spurgeon of Columbia died Tuesday, April 29, 2014. He was 88.

Laura Gail Sublett stayed close with friends, family, bridge partners

Laura Gail Sublettof Eldon, formerly of Columbia, died Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was 83.

Walter Mountjoy was an entertainer at heart

Walter Raymond Mountjoy died Friday, April 25. He was 89.

Kenneth Bunting, former director of National Freedom of Information Coalition, dies at 65

Bunting also worked as an associate publisher at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, which won two Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. He died Sunday while playing tennis.

Herbert "Gene" Blank loved his family

Herbert "Gene" Blank died Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was 87.

William George was a craftsman, carpenter who loved 'anything with a wheel'

William Orville George was a mechanic with a passion for woodworking and anything with wheels. He worked at MU for 31 years.

Gene Vance Neff Paterson enjoyed voluteerism, studied at Stephens College

Gene Vance Neff Paterson lived in Columbia for 40 years and was an active member of the community.

Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger was MU student, civil rights activist

Civil rights activist and former MU student, Rory Ellinger, worked toward equality in Columbia before becoming University City representative. He died Wednesday morning.

Susan Richardson worked at Cosmoprof, loved her dogs

Susan Lynn Richardson of Columbia died Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was 59.

Morgan LeAnn Myers loved animals, dreamed of becoming veterinarian

Morgan LeAnn Myers of Columbia died April 3, 2014. She was 16.

Morgan LeAnn Myers loved animals, gymnastics

Morgan LeAnn Myers of Columbia died Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was 16.

Maybelle T. Parton loved beekeeping, gardening, genealogy

A beekeeper with a passion for gardening, Maybelle T. Parton of Columbia died Thursday, April 3, 2014. She was 85.

Helen Jane Richardson of Ashland died Thursday at 92

Helen Jane Richardson of Ashland died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 92.




Helen Jane Richardson, March 3, 1922 — April 3, 2014, of Ashland

Helen Jane Richardson passed away on Thursday at the age of 92 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. 

Dr. Marvin Lindsey Mack was doctor, friend

Dr. Marvin Lindsey Mack of Columbia died Sunday, March 30, 2014. He was 62. In 1989, Dr. Mack opened the Walk-In Medical Clinic. He treated many patients of all walks of life until his death.

Melissa Gail Ward of Columbia died March 28, 2014

Visitation and services will be held Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, Business Loop 70 W.

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.