Obituaries

Willard ‘Cookie’ Schneider 1939-2017

Willard “Cookie” Henry Schnieder of Castro Valley, California passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2017 at home after a two year journey with lung cancer. He was born in Hartsburg, MO, September 22, 1939 the son of Frederick Henry Schnieder and Ruby Marie Arnold. Willard “Will” as he was known in CA was united in marriage

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Clay Austin 1944-2017

Leslie “Clay” Austin, 72, of Hartsburg, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017, at Boone Hospital from complications of a blood clot in the lung. He was born July 24, 1944, in Williamsburg, the son of the late William Everett Austin and the late Pearl Leota (Chism) Austin. Clay was united in marriage to Brenda Wilson

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Larry Nolte 1942-2017

Larry Dean Nolte, 75, of Fulton passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 5, 1942 in Moville, Iowa, the son of the late Ervin Nolte and the late Ina (Rogers) Nolte. On July 1, 1961, Larry was united in marriage to Luaine (Gaines) Nolte who survives his

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Dixie Davis 1948-2017

Dixie Davis of Columbia passed away at her home on June 7, 2017, she was 68 years old. Dixie was born August 23, 1948 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Samuel and Eva Nichols Meng. She was married to Kenneth Davis and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her eight children, 16 grandchildren, seven

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Betty L. James 1940-2017

Betty L. James, 77, Clark, Mo, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. She was born May 8, 1940 the daughter of the late Roy and Susan (Brown) McCloud. She is survived by three sons: Paul James and his wife Amy of Ashland; David James and his wife Sherri of

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Charles “Chuck” Wayne Boelkes, Sr. 1952-2017

Chuck Boelkes, age 65, of Bonnots Mill, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his residence. Chuck was born on April 6, 1952, in Fulton, Missouri to Walter and Carrie Lou (Maddox) Boelkes. He was a 1970 graduate of Southern Boone County R1 High School in Ashland. Chuck was united in marriage on June 20,

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Jerry Mockbee 1939-2017

Jerry Gilbert Mockbee, age 78, passed away at Boone Hospital Center following a severe fall at home. Jerry was born to Gilbert Clarence Mockbee and Beulah Hendricks Staats Mockbee on March 15, 1939 at home on the Boone County banks of Cedar Creek. He worked for over 30 years at the University of Missouri –

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Eldon Smith

Eldon Smith of Ashland passed away May 17, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare. Eldon was born May 31, 1933 in Illinois, the son of John and Obelia Hepperman Smith. He loved stock car and Nascar races and was a roofer for many years. He retired from Southern Boone School District where he was a bus driver

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JoAnn McDow 1937-2017

JoAnn McDow of Ashland, passed May 14, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare, she was 79 years old. JoAnn was born October 8, 1937 in Hartsburg, the daughter of Lawrence and Romaine Basinger Lammers. She married Marvin McDow on November 14, 1956 in Ashland and he preceded her in death. JoAnn was a member of Hartsburg Baptist

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Virginia Martin 1953-2017

Virginia Lea Martin of Ashland, passed away May 6, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare, she was 64 years old. Ginny was born April 18, 1953 in Columbia, the daughter of John Frank and Bertha Beryl Harmon Martin. She worked for the University of Missouri at Jesse Hall as a cashier for 27 years. She loved to

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