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

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

Helen Louise Gray enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, games of pitch with family

Helen Louise Gray of Fayette died Tuesday. She was 94.

Cale Boedeker remembered for his smile, selflessness

Cale Boedeker's fraternity, Alpha Gamma Rho, renamed its Unsung Hero award after him.

Jerry Thomas Teel, former professional roller derby skater, dies at 52

Jerry Thomas Teel, known by his family for his selflessness and passion for life, died Sunday at the age of 52.

Nadine Gordon was Sturgeon High School's first homecoming queen

In Nadine Gordon's family, it was never an issue to hug someone and say 'I love you,' her son, Dave Gordon, said. Mrs. Gordon died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 88.

Wesley Myers stepped up for Cub Scouts when 'no other parent would'

The Columbia resident, who died Saturday at 48, took a particular interest in helping scouts who didn't have a positive male influence, his wife said.

Barb Steuerwald worked at Boone Hospital for 20 years

Ms. Steuerwald, who died Saturday at 63, liked music, animals and sewing.


Nadine Gordon was a grandmother, Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star

Nadine Gordon was a passionate cook who loved spending time with her grandchildren. She died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 88.

Bernadine Ackmann worked in neurology, loved Tigers football

Bernadine Ackmann of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. She was 84.

Helen Corrine Cunningham, 101, was a hardworking farmer

Helen Cunningham, 101, was a strong, hardworking farmer who cared about her family more than anything else.

Martha Rees loved music, caring for others

Martha Jane Rees of Columbia died Wednesday, Sept. 24. She was 86.

Vincent Twenter remembered for love of family, MU career

Vincent Twenter of Columbia died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Twenter is remembered as a devoted member of the Knights of Columbus and MU employee.

Charles Morris was a loving father, NASCAR fan

Charles Morris enjoyed fishing, NASCAR racing and spending time with his family. He died Tuesday at 89.

Charles 'Blackie' Donald Morris, March 13, 1925 — Sept. 23, 2014, of Bonnots Mill

Mr. Morris enjoyed NASCAR racing, fishing, listening to country music, woodworking and spending time with his family.

Dr. Maynard E. Anderson was a scholar, devoted hospital volunteer

Dr. Maynard E. Anderson was a professor at MU for almost three decades who spent his free time volunteering at Truman Veterans' Hospital. He died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. He was 84.

Morris 'Shorty' Purvis enjoyed time with family, sports

Purvis died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was 90.

Ruth Kersch loved volunteering, roller-skating

The former Columbia resident, who died Sunday, roller-skated with her grandchildren all the way through her mid-70s. She also liked mushroom hunting and reading.

Marshall Colley was a WWII veteran, passionate farmer

Colley, who died Saturday at 92, was also a deacon elder of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church and rode his motorcycle until age 90.

Patricia Wallace remembered for her love of music, children and MU

Mrs. Wallace began a campaign to restore the historic chancellor's residence. The historical site became her pride and joy. Mrs. Wallace helped establish the Chancellor's Residence Preservation Society in 1999.

Capi Fefer was a mother of three

Capi Fefer of Columbia died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Boone Hospital Center. She was 80.