Obituaries

Bill Reeves 1935-2019

Billy Lee Reeves was born on October 19, 1935 in Success, AR and passed away on December 24, 2019, in Ashland, MO. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Monte and Mazie Reeves; sister, Dean Walls; and brother, Jack Reeves. Bill is survived by his wife, Barbara Reeves; son, Randy Reeves; daughter, Phyllis Weter

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Ronald Brooks 1956-2019

Ronald Keith Brooks, 63, of Warrensburg, formerly of Columbia passed away Friday, Dec. 20 at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center.  Ron was born June 2, 1956 to Glenn O. and Wanda Lee Brooks of Holden. Ron was a 1974 graduate of Holden High School, 1975 and 1978 graduate of the Marine Corps ROTC Bootcamp in

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Don Wood 1943-2019

Donald Leroy Wood of Ashland, age 76, passed away December 13, 2019 at his home. Don was born May 16, 1943 in Hannibal, the son of James and Mary Staggs Wood. He married  Lisa Clow on October 29, 1999 and she survives.  Don was a retired Army veteran and had worked as a broker in

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Jeremy Leonard 1976-2019

Jeremy Lee Leonard, 42, of Ashland passed away December 2, 2019 at the University of Missouri Hospital. Jeremy was born December 22, 1976, in Aurora, Colorado, the son of Dennie and Marlene Chisholm Leonard. Jeremy met Marsha Hess on December 2, 1996, and they married August 21, 2004. Together they have two children, Darrian and

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Teresa Bennett 1956-2019

Teresa Jayne Bennett, 63, of Lohman, Missouri, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at her residence. She was born on April 9, 1956, in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Charles Henry and Lavera June Kirchoff Meller. She was married on September 11, 1981, in Columbia to Alan Jay Bennett, who survives at the home.

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Carol Diederich 1948 – 2019

Carol Marie Helmich Diederich, born August 28, 1927 in Femme Osage to Emil and Irene Helmich, passed away at her home on November 15 in Hartsburg, Mo., with family and dear friend Teresa by her side. Carol Marie grew up with a strong and dedicated faith in Christ, and remained a faithful member of Family

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Peggy Mallory 1950-2019

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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