Berndena Alexander was known for her peach pies and apple butter, which she made by hand with fresh fruit from her family's orchard. She enjoyed sleepovers with her great-granddaughters.
Mary Henderson Lewis died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. She was 94.
Tyler Brandon McGee of Columbia died Saturday, March 1, 2014. He was 28.
Richard L. Cook of Boonville died Sunday, March 2. He was 70.
Mary E. Schultz of Mexico, Mo., died Monday, March 3. She was 59.
A Colorado native, Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub worked for MU, the Missouri department of education and the U.S. Department of Education before retiring in 2009. Ms. Straub died Sunday, March 2. She was 70.
Lt. Benjamin Rosman died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 90.
After retiring from two decades of service in the armed forces, Michael Topping Lamb Sr. continued to serve the community as a consoler. Mr. Lamb died Thursday, Feb. 27. He was 73.
Charles Linwood Tomlin of Traverse City, Mich., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. He was 60. He attended MU and established a studio and music store.
Friends remember her for her strength and humor.
As a teenager, she worked away from home to help support her family during the Great Depression.
Lt. Bruce Britt of Ashland died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, while responding to a walkway collapse at University Village. He was 48.
Carl L. Toalson, Jr. owned and operated Toalson Glass for 20 years with his wife, Nancy. He died Feb. 22.
Roland Meinert loved to tell stories, spend time with friends and write.
She won an award from Dillard's department store for her work in 1991.
After retiring from work as a carpenter at Stephens College, Paul Vemer Short enjoyed making furniture and other wood items. Much of the furniture was made from the trees that he cut from his land. He died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
Wanda Ridgeway was born Aug. 24, 1939, in Clark. She died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. She was 74.
Bernice M. Johnston died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. She was 99.
Ms. Elbert recognized that in order to make a change, she had to get involved. She co-founded several civic groups and raised 27 children.
Lou Kontras ran a gas station, a car wash, several laundromats and a motorcycle rental service. Mr. Kontras died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was 87.