Obituaries

Darlene Blakemore

Darlene Jane Blakemore, 80, of Columbia passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her residence. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Thomas Lutz

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Saralyn Maine Pace 1942-2017

Saralyn Maine Pace, 75, died unexpectedly but peacefully in her home in Overland Park, KS, Tuesday, December 5, 2017. Memorial services will be held in Ashland, Missori, Sunday, January 14 at the Southern Boone County Senior Center. The memorial will begin with lunch at 12:30 p.m., service at 1:30 p.m. followed by burial in New

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Virginia Bennett 1938-2017

Virginia Bennett of Hartsburg, passed away December 27, 2017 at her home, she was 79 years old. Virginia was born October 20, 1938 in Ashland, the daughter of Mable (McDow) and James Ramsdell. She married Ted Bennett October 17, 1956 in Cedar City, Missouri and he preceded her in death. Funeral Services will be held

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Alpha Frances Hackman 1916-2017

Alpha Frances Hackman, age 101, passed away December 24, 2017 at Mayfair Manor in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born in Hartsburg, Missouri in 1916, the daughter of now deceased Mamie and Guy Rippeto. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Emma Isabelle Schuermann and Norma Faye Blount. She was also preceded in death

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Jeanne Zagorac 1951-2017

Jeanne Marie Zagorac, 65, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away, peacefully and comfortable, on December 14, 2017 at her home with family and friends by her side. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City. The family will receive guests from 10:00

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Laura Cramer 1938-2017

Laura Elizabeth Cramer, 97, of Hartsburg, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at her home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born March 5, 1920, in Osage County, Missouri, near Chamois. Laura was the youngest daughter of the late Charles J. and Martha (McKinney) Rau. On August 18, 1938, Laura was united

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Josefina Nichols

Josefina Placido Nichols of Ashland, passed away at Ashland Healthcare, she was 71 years old. Josefina was born February 19, 1946 in Pateros Rizal Philippines. She married Charles Nichols on May 31, 1965 in San Felipe Zambales, Philippines. Josefina worked out of the home for several years, before starting an in home daycare. She loved

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Judy Kay Nichols Poe 1942-2017

Judy Kay Nichols Poe, age 75, of Bethel, Missouri, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017, at her home in 
Bethel. Judy was born on April 11, 1942, in Boone County, Missouri, the daughter of Gerald Clayton and Opal Louise Bennett Nichols. She married William Lentton Poe on April 11, 1963 in Taylor, Missouri. He

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R.E. Voorheis 1925-2017

Rozier Elroy (known by everyone at R.E.) Voorheis, 91, completed his earthly journey and was welcomed into heaven with Jesus Christ on November 26, 2017. Guests may pay respects at Nilson Funeral Home, 5611 E. St. Charles Road, Columbia, Missouri on Dec. 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with services on Dec. 2 at 10

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Myrtle Purcell 1925-2017

Myrtle F. Purcell of Ashland, passed away November 24, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare, she was 92 years old. She was born October 11, 1925 in Ashland, the daughter of Joseph and Beulah Wilson Holzhauser. Myrtle married Marvin Purcell on June 12, 1948 in Ashland and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker all

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