Obituaries

Donald Fairley 1935-2019

Donald Edward Fairley of Ashland passed away July 1, 2019 at Villa of Blue Ridge in Columbia, he was 84 years old. He was born April 19, 1935 in Leonard, Missouri, the son of H.G. and Thelma Louise Boydstun, Fairley. He worked for National Refactories in the brick plant. Donald was a member of the

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Vernon Cosper 1938-2019

Vernon Lee Cosper of Columbia Mo., passed away June 15th at Boone Hospital Center, surrounded by his loved ones. Vernon was born July 28, 1938 in Earlimart, California, to the late Wilma (Cox) and Robert Cosper. Vernon spent his early years enlisted in the United States Airforce as an Aerial Photographer at the Hollowman Airforce

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Donna West-Borgman 1943-2019

Donna Marie West-Borgman, 75, of Hallsville, passed away on June 4, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center, surrounded by her family. Donna was born on August 17, 1943 in Columbia, Missouri, to the late James and Brooxie (Hunt) Ashlock. She graduated from Ashland High School. Donna was a press operator for the City of Columbia printing

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Sheila Ward 1946-2019

Sheila Ward passed away June 5, 2019 at the Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, she was 72 years old. Sheila was born August 22, 1946 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of Leroy W. and Mary Ethel Harmon, Towne. She married Donald Roger Ward on August 26, 1966 in St. Paul, Minnesota and he preceded

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Randy White 1959-2019

Randy Dale White of Ashland passed away at his home on May 30, 2019, he was 60 years old. Randy was born March 20, 1959 in Moberly, the son of Sidney and Joeanne Adams, White. He married Melody Cain on November 14, 1999 and she survives. Randy was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in

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Claude Allen “Tony” Bennett 1938-2019

Claude Allen (Tony) Bennett , age 80, of Holts Summit, departed his life here on earth on Saturday June 1, at his home. He was born October 29, 1938 in Ashland to Lawrence and Mabel Bennett. He was married to Betty McKee on September 6, 1985 in Jefferson City, Mo. Tony attended Solid Rock Family

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Judy Polson 1944 – 2019

Fayette resident, Judy Polson, 74, passed away May 26, 2019, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. Judith Gail Polson was born October 1, 1944 in Columbia, Mo., a daughter to the late Benjamin and Naomi (Jennings) Estes. Judy graduated from Southern Boone High School, the class of 1962. Soon after graduating, Judy married Charles

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Michael Caldwell 1952-2019

Michael D. Caldwell, 67, of Columbia passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at his home. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life service to follow. He was born on May 14, 1952, in Columbia the son of Charles

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George Coffman 1933-2019

George Washington Coffman, Jr passed away from dementia on May 20, 2019 in Sykesville, Maryland. George was born on February 19, 1933 in Woodlandville, Mo. He was the oldest of three sons born to Frances Read Coffman and George Washington Coffman, Sr. George spent his formative years growing up on the family farm and later

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Bernice Gilpin 1935-2019

Bernice Gilpin of Ashland, passed away May 11, 2019 at Boone Hospital, she was 83 years old, Bernice was born October 04, 1935 in Ashland, the daughter of Aubrey and Naomi (Old) Blythe. She married Lonnie Gilpin on January 18, 1957 at Nashville Baptist Church in Sapp Mo. Bernice retired from Shelter Insurance as an

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