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.
For more than 20 years after retirement, Mrs. Wilkening and her husband served others in need during mission trips around the United States and in other countries, such as the Czech Republic and Mozambique.
For more than 20 years after retirement, Norma Wilkening and and her husband, Walter, served others in need during many mission trips around the U.S. and in other countries, such as the Czech Republic and Mozambique.
Mr. Long worked for the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department for 20 years. He enjoyed spending time with his children and watching them play sports.
Dr. Hobbs' daughter remembers her father's hard work on behalf of rural communities. Dr. Hobbs joined the MU faculty in 1964 as a professor of rural sociology.
Harold Skrabal was a talented craftsman who made scroll saw art and worked on his 1930 Model A Ford. He was a member of Campus Lutheran Church. Mr. Skrabal, 66, died Friday, Dec. 19.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Fayette, the Howard County Trail Riders and the Fox Hunters Association of Missouri.
The Columbia resident, who died Sunday at 59, graduated from MU in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in education.
Mrs. Burnett enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, camping and spending time with her grandchildren.
Daniel Niday died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. He was 93.
Beverly Robertson Murrell was a well-respected doctor and academic, working for decades in the medical field. She died Dec. 11, 2014. She was 78.
Dr. Roy Edward Brown of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Care Center. He was 97.
Annie E. Ratliff of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. She was 71.
She sang with the Mother Singers because it allowed her to show off her goofy side, her daughter-in-law Carrie Steere said. "It combined her love of singing, and any chance she had to embarrass her grandkids was a good thing."
Mrs. Steere was a longtime member of the Columbia Mothersingers and an active member of First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir for many years. She worked for many years at Boone County National Bank as a secretary.
Mr. Landers enjoyed golfing, attending the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater and MU Concert Series and fishing with his grandson.
Mr. Enochs died Sunday, Nov. 30. He was 64.
The 93-year-old was co-founder of the local chapters of Veterans for Peace and Habitat for Humanity. He died Saturday.