Obituaries

Peggy Mallory

Peggy Laverne Mallory, age 69, of Columbia passed away November 9, 2019 at the University of Missouri Hospital. She was born October 5, 1950 in Columbia, the daughter of Derby Thomas and Betty Belle (Pauley) Rippeto. She retired from the University, where she was a custodian. Peggy loved her family and was a big fan

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Betty Smith 1939-2019

Betty Lou Smith of Ashland, passed away on November 8, 2019 at her home, she was 80 years old. Betty was born January 23, 1939 in Columbia, the daughter of Wilson and Edith Sims, Carlos. She married Ronnie Smith on September 17, 1982 in Columbia and he survives. Betty was a member of the Nashville

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Jacob Zagorac 1979-2019

Jacob Michael Zagorac, 40, of Ashland, Mo., passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Jefferson City, Mo. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the church with Fr. Don Antweler officiating.  

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Wilda Seward 1932-2019

Wilda Lea Seward passed away peacefully on October 6, 2019 at the age of 87 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on February 13th, 1932 to Oscar and Mildred Daniel. She was raised on a farm in northeast Missouri. She graduated from Novinger High School in 1949 and completed her teaching degree at Truman

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Olive Cheavens 1923-2019

Olive Ruth Cheavens (nee Newkirk), age 96, passed away on October 20, 2019 following a brief illness and hospice care. Olive was born September 9, 1923 in Warrensburg, Missouri, the daughter of Rev. George and Olive Newkirk and she grew up in Syracuse, Missouri. She was happily married to her beloved Paul Burdette Cheavens for

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Ray E. Adams

Raymond Edward Adams Jr., 69, of Ashland, Missouri passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in his sleep on Oct. 4, 2019. Ray was wrapping up the trip of a lifetime while spending a relaxing retirement vacation camping and fishing in Colorado with his brother-in-law, Danny Jacobs. He was born on April 16th, 1950 at St. Francis

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Kirk Morefield 1952-2019

Kirk Lay Morefield of Ashland passed away at his home on September 16, 2019, he was 67 years old. Kirk was born April 20, 1952 in St. Louis, the son of Fred Chester Morefield and Virginia June Loughrige, Morefield. He married Barbara Nittler on December 18, 1984 in Florissant, Mo. Kirk worked for the University

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Arlene Wieberg 1945-2019

Arlene Wieberg of Columbia, passed away at South Hampton Place, she was 74 years old. Arlene was born June 1, 1945 in Hartsburg, the daughter of Derby and Betty Pauley Rippeto. She was a homemaker all her life. Services were held on Monday September 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home in Ashland.

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David Morton 1928-2019

David Warren Morton, 91, passed away August 3, 2019. He was living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi for the past four years but was originally from Ashland, Mo. and lived in Harrisburg in his later years. He was born April 26, 1928, the son of William M. Morton and Georgia G.

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Francis “Fritz” Roden 1923-2019

Francis Herschel “Fritz” Rowden, 96, of Eldon, formerly of Lebanon and Ashland, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Eldon Nursing and Rehab. He was born on January 7, 1923 near Brice in Laclede County, Missouri; the oldest child of Lloyd Melvin and Amanda Jane (Smith) Rowden. He was united in marriage to Dorothy

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