Farnen's family and friends reflect on his political, economic and relational impact on the Columbia community.
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Karen Chandler's friends and colleagues remember her as "one of the most positive people that you would meet."
He was an avid cyclist and, until nearly the end, rode up the same steep incline on State Road MM to stay fit.
She was an avid horsewoman who had a natural way with animals and was a dedicated teacher.
He embodied the importance of education, hard work, and treating everyone with kindness, consideration and love, his daughter said.
The story about the day her son came home to tell her he was gay speaks volumes.
"We lift these historical figures up, but we don't really talk about how difficult it was to be Black on that campus at that particular time," said a former campus leader.
Ridgel was a member of the original Concerned Student 1950, the first group of Black students admitted to MU.
As an administrator, he demonstrated the true meaning of collegiality, friends said.
An icon of the community, Mr. Atkins died July 22, 2020.
Dr. Thompson's family and friends describe him as a loving person with a brilliant mind.
Former swimmers express gratitude for Mr. Hamilton's 33-year high school coaching career at Hickman and Rock Bridge. Hamilton died last month.
Mr. Sapp's family described him as a trailblazer in development who had a gift for envisioning how to build on the land.
The Ashland woman left a legacy of caring. "Because of that, everyone would come to our house to hang out," one son recalled.
"Once you were a part of his life, he wouldn't let you go"
Beulah Wilson's children remember her for saying yes to what needed to done and for welcoming people.
"Pretty much every thing, every story is because of his family, because he wanted to take care of us," Carol Crites said.
The former Missouri state ornithologist "made birding really accessible for people, no matter ... their level of experience."
Ed Lambeth, a former journalist and professor of journalism ethics, died May 2, 2020 at 87.