Obituaries

Goldie M. Rippeto 1925-2020

Goldie M. Rippeto of Ashland passed away on July 5, 2020 at the St. Joseph Bluffs in Jefferson City, she was 94 years old. Goldie was born December 11, 1925 in Ashland, the daughter of Jasper James Griffin and Beulah G. Jones, Griffin. She married Elwood D. Rippeto and he preceded her in death. She

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Russell Hargis 1970-2020

Russell Hargis, 50, of Hartsburg, MO passed away in the home on Friday June 19th. He fought a hard fight against Multiple Myeloma, a rare form of blood cancer and finally defeated it as he transitioned to go home with God. Russell was born March 30th, 1970 in Columbia to Larry Hargis and Kay (Martin)

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Richard Aitken 1958-2020

Richard Lee Aitken of Ashland, passed away June 16, 2020 at Ashland Healthcare, he was 62 years old.  Richard was born  January 2, 1958 in Columbia the son of Harry and Elizabeth Safran, Aitken. He worked  for Schnucks Grocery in produce. Richard was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Lodge. He had

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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. Nichols and Dorothy Phillips, Nichols.  He married Vicki Davison on November 2, 1984 in Camdenton, MO.  Ronald proudly served in the

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Gary Vandegrift 1947-2020

Gary Allen Vandegrift, 73, of Ashland, Missouri, passed away on June 11, 2020 at his home. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville on Friday, June 19, 2020 with Rev. Richard Sullivan officiating. A celebration of life will be held Friday, June 19, 2020 from 4:00

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Thomas Cochran

Thomas L Cochran  passed away on June 10,2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Thomas was born Aug.15,  to William and Venita Carter Cochran in Columbia Mo, He married Debra Shaw on Feb.24,1973 and She survives.  He worked as a Carpenter and knew how to fix and repair most anything.

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Joan Head 1933-2020

Joan L. Head of Ashland, passed away June 09, 2020 at her home in Ashland, she was 87 years old. Joan was born March 14, 1933 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Noah and Hildred Barnes, James. She married Loren Head on June 6, 1952 in Rocheport Mo and he preceded her in death.

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James “Jim” Charlton 1943-2020

James “Jim” Charlton, 76, of Auxvasse passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. He was born on September 11, 1943 in Maysville, Missouri to the late Albert Charlton and Irene (Chase) Charlton. Jim was united in marriage on May 12, 1989 to Carolyn Sue (Cunningham) Charlton.  She survives

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Donna Lacy 1958-2020

Donna Mae Lacy of Hartsburg, passed away May 26, 2020 at her home, she was 61 years old.  Donna was born December 02, 1958 in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late CL Richardson and Nancy Wintermeyer, Richardson. She married Nathan Lacy on June 20, 1980 in Columbia and he survives. She worked for C.L.

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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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