As a teacher, pastor's wife and mother of six, Kristina Hastings will be remembered for the unconditional love she provided to others, both those in her family and not.
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Fayette, a lieutenant colonel in the Missouri National Guard, was a champion of underdogs and the center of his family.
As one student, Norman Ruebling, said: "He loved life. And lived it to the fullest. He never ever, ever had a bad word to say about anyone. He loved his God, his family and his friends most of all. He was passionate about music. His music. Our music."
"He would do anything for those kids, man," Ben Smith, Houston's boss, said.
Bourgeois' service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 5, at Rocheport Methodist Church. Bourgeois is survived by his wife, Roslyn Bourgeois, whom he married in 2005; four children, Marcia Bourgeois, Curtis Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois and Stephen Bourgeois; and five granddaughters.
Sallee Purcell worked hard to provide for her family and passionately supported the arts.
Mr. Stillman, deemed an honorary Croatian by his musical group, died Friday at 86.
The "honest mechanic" treated made every customer feel important, those who knew him say.
Former Columbia police officer John Warner, who was best known for his work with the DARE program, died August 4.
"We knew that as long dad was behind us, we were invincible," Kris Koller said of her father, James, who was a cheerleader for both his family and students he taught at MU.
Bruce Goebel's legacy will live on in the buildings he designed for the city.
“He just had the biggest heart, and he cared about everyone’s safety and well-being," Taylor Bacon said. "That’s the hallmark of who he was.”
Susan Baker's friends and family speak fondly of their memories of her generous and adventurous heart.
Brown spent 35 years as a professor and researcher at MU. His successors at Sanborn said he set a lasting course. "Whatever we're doing now is based on what he proposed 31 years ago," current Director Tim Reinbott said.
Sally Marble was known for being an exceptional mother, wife and follower of Jesus. "I wouldn't say she ever fought cancer," Max Marble, her husband of 48 years, said. "She lived as fully as can be with it."
The 30-year-old mother and her four children died in a single-car crash last Wednesday.
Dr. O'Dell, a biochemistry professor at MU who continued doing research until age 100, focused on the nutritional effects of elements such as zinc and copper. His family and colleagues called him humble and gracious.
“My dad was a man of character,” said Kevin Schroeder, Joe’s youngest son. “That was what made him good as an official. He felt like his job was to make sure a there was a fair game played and everyone came away with a good experience.”