Obituaries

Patricia Basurto

Patricia Basurto, 52, of Ashland passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden, 800 Stadium Blvd. in Columbia. This service will be a gathering of friends and family. All who knew

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Lloyd ‘Whitey’ Nichols

Lloyd Dennis (Whitey) Nichols, 65, of Ashland, Missouri passed away August 4, 2016. He was born February 4, 1951 in Columbia, Missouri to Lloyd Waldo & Evelyn Nichols. He grew up in the Ashland area and went to Southern Boone schools. Whitey spent the majority of his life living in Boone County and was very

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Wayne Alan McMillen

Wayne Alan McMillen of Hartsburg, passed away July 29, 2016 at his home, he was 66 years old. Wayne was born November 21, 1949 in Columbia, the son of Hartley McMillen and Willa Dean Wood. He was married to Rhonda Meeks and she survives at the home. Memorial services will be held Monday, August 1,

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Mary Helen Sims

Mary Helen Sims, 81, of Ashland was called home by her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 25, at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside service were Tuesday, July 26, at Valhalla Memorial Gardens, Belleville, Ill. Mary Helen was born and raised in the state of Louisiana.

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Marjorie Bennefield

Marjorie Calvin Bennefield passed away on June 20, 2016 at home in her sleep. Marjorie was born July 11, 1928, the daughter of Clellie and Maggie Calvin, who lived in rural Hartsburg. She grew up in the Ashland/Columbia area, went to Hickman High School, and was a graduate of Christian College. She married Billy Stewart

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Charles William Bland

Charles William Bland, age 90, formerly of Toledo and Cisne, Illinois, passed away July 3, 2016, in Ashland, Missouri. Charles was born March 28, 1926, in rural Cumberland County, Illinois, son of Dolph and Letha Neeley Bland. He married Betty Seeley on June 2, 1949, in Toledo, IL. He served in the US Marine Corp

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Martha Lou Nichols

Martha Lou Nichols, 81, passed away July 1, 2016 at Ashland Healthcare, she was born June 22, 1935 in Merriam, Kansas, the daughter of John and Zelma Case Buckner. She graduated from Ashland High School in 1953. On February 6, 1954, she married Kenneth Reed Nichols. Martha Lou was a homemaker her entire life. She

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Kenneth E. Davidson

Kenneth E Davidson, 84 of Ashland, died July 1st at Ashland Healthcare Center. He was born on October 31, 1931 in Cairo, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen. Kenneth was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Kenneth is survived by his two sons, Randy R. of North Las Vegas,

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Bobbie Gilmore

Bobbie Gilmore of Ashland, passed away June 30, 2016 at his home, he was 85 years old. Bobbie was born August 6, 1930 in Boone County, Missouri the son of Ray and Bessie Gilmore SR. He was a farmer all of his life. Private services will be held at a later date. Survivors include, his

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Chris O’Connor

Christopher Brook O’Connor of Columbia, passed away June 8, 2016 at the University of Missouri Hospital, he was 39 years old. Chris was born September 17, 1976 in Rolla, Missouri, the son of Randy Lee O’Connor and Karen Lynn Watts. He worked for the Laborers Union Local #955 in Columbia. He was a member of

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