Obituaries

James Cunningham 1925-2020

James Sylvester Cunningham, 95, of Columbia, passed away May 14, 2020 at Columbia Post Acute. Due to the current public health guidelines a private family graveside service will be held at New Salem Cemetery in Ashland, MO. James was born May 4, 1925 near Ashland, the son of James W. and Cordelia Taylor Cunningham. He

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Ryan Edwards 1985-2020

Ryan Kieth Edwards, 34, passed away at his home in Hartsburg, Missouri on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born to Larry Edwards and Bobbi Joanne Nichols on December 15, 1985 in Columbia, Missouri. He was a 2004 graduate of Southern Boone Schools in Ashland, Missouri. He will be forever in our  hearts and is

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Kathryn Lee 1935-2020

Kathryne Lee of Ashland, passed away at her home on April 23, 2020, she was 84 years old. Kathryne was born November 21, 1935 in Columbia the daughter of John and Iva Dunn, Crane. She married Leroy Calvin on December 5, 1953 in Columbia and he preceded her in death on December 24, 1990. She

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Chester Louis Hilgedick 1923-2020

Chester Louis Hilgedick, 96, of Ashland, passed away April 13, 2020. He was born September 19, 1923 in Hartsburg, to Benjamin and Louise (Begemann) Hilgedick. He is survived by his wife Marian (Gray) Hilgedick, to whom he was united in marriage on December 5, 1948 at Peace UCC Church in Hartsburg. He is also survived

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Ronald ‘Duck’ Nichols 1949-2020

Ronald (Duck) Bradford Nichols of Fulton, passed away April 12, 2020 at the Fulton Medical Center, he was 71 years old. Ronald was born February 14, 1949 in Ashland, the son of Kenneth B and Dorothy Phillips Nichols.   Survivors include, his wife, Vicki; one daughter, Kandi Hood; two sons, Chad Davison and Brian Davison;

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Charles R. “Chuck” Ferguson

Charles R. “Chuck” Ferguson, 76, of Hartsburg passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held by his family at a later date. Chuck is survived by his wife Jean Ann Ferguson of Hartsburg, one sister Jan Montgomery (Bill) of Strafford, MO, and 7 nieces and nephews. In lieu

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Mary Hathman

Mary Ellen Wilson Hathman, age 62, of Holts Summit passed away March 28, 2020 at her home. Mary was born December 13, 1957 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Jackie B. and Mary V. Bowden, Wilson. She retired from 3M in Columbia Memorial services will be held at later date. Survivors include her son, Bill

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Tim Phillips 1936-2020

Tim Phillips, age 83, of Ashland passed away March 20, 2020 at his home. Tim was born December 27, 1936 in Ashland, the son of George and Mildred Peak Phillips. He was a 1955 graduate of Ashland High School and married Nettie Burnett on November 16, 1957 in Ashland. Tim enlisted in the United States

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Nicole Courtney

Nicole Ann Courtney, 47, of Ashland, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 1, 2020, at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Nicole was born on March 14, 1972 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of Glenn Kliethermes and Vickie Nilges. Nicole, in early childhood began a happy, joyful life, until an accident happened when she caught her

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Rosalee Marie Higgins

Rosalee Marie Higgins, 88, of Jefferson City, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Hartsburg.  She was born on April 24, 1931 in Hartsburg, the daughter of Arthur and Emilia (Stumpf) Thomas.  Rosalee was united in marriage on September 3, 1950 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Hartsburg to Ralph Higgins, who preceded her

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