Beverly Murrell was known for an academic and musical lifestyle

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 Brown was a veterinarian, veteran

Dr. Roy Edward Brown of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at Lenoir Woods Care Center. He was 97.

Annie Ratliff, former Stephens College postmaster, remembered for love of children

Annie E. Ratliff of Columbia died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. She was 71.

Joyce Steere loved to entertain

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."

Joyce Sue Steere, Dec. 12, 1929 — Nov. 29, 2014, of Columbia

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.


Don L. Landers, 76, family man and devoted MU sports fan

Mr. Landers enjoyed golfing, attending the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theater and MU Concert Series and fishing with his grandson.

Charles Allen Enochs worked for Columbia Public Works Department for almost 30 years

Mr. Enochs died Sunday, Nov. 30. He was 64.

Uel Blank had vision for peace, life of service

The 93-year-old was co-founder of the local chapters of Veterans for Peace and Habitat for Humanity. He died Saturday.

Oscar Uel Blank founded Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity

Mr. Blank was an active member of the Columbia United Church of Christ. He moved to Columbia in 1983 after retiring from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Franklin Mitchell remembered as encouraging mentor, surgical pioneer

Dr. Franklin L. Mitchell Jr. died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was 84.

William H. Dunn was a WWII veteran and broadcast engineer

William H. Dunn of Magee, Mississippi, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He was 92.

William Brown Jr. enjoyed reading, yard work

William Brown Jr. worked in real estate and as a healthcare consultant in Columbia.

Helen Lorraine Jenkins had a green thumb and kind heart

She maintained a daylily garden at her home and was an active member of the Central Missouri Daylily Club.

Dr. Franklin Mitchell Jr. laid groundwork for MU ambulance service

He died in his home on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. He was 84.

Dr. Mitchell Rosenholtz left the world, and Columbia, 'better than he found it'

Dr. Mitchell Jay Rosenholtz of Columbia died Saturday morning after a 10-year battle with vascular dementia. He was 83.

Charles David Rumbaugh, May 14, 1954 — Nov. 12 2014

Charles David Rumbaugh was a practical joker and a talented storyteller who enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Former Missourian typesetter Billy Joe Bass remembered for resilience

Billy Joe Bass became a typesetter at the Columbia Missourian in 1955 after polio ended his farming career. His four children remember him as a hard worker who overcame the obstacles in his life. He died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at age 86.

Joel Gold founded MU's Maneater student newspaper, promoted 'watch-your-step-in-my-jungle' style

Joel Gold went on to get his doctorate and taught English at the University of Kansas for 37 years.

Virginia Lee Ross was a lifelong Missouri Tigers fan

Virginia Lee Ross attended the MU College of Education and loved the Missouri Tigers. She spent her time reading, doing needlework and playing golf.

Holly Burgess was a business owner, political activist and a doting aunt

Holly Burgess of Columbia died Wednesday, Oct. 29. She was 61 years old.