Obituaries

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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Patricia Ann Mott 1939-2017

Patricia Ann Mott, age 78, of Columbia, formerly of Armstrong, passed away at her home on November 9, 2017. Patricia was born February 17, 1939, in Columbia, a daughter of Jim Carl and Vera Geneva Bennett Smith. She married John R. Mott on August 20, 1967, at the Armstrong Baptist Church. He preceded her in

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Wallace Johnson 1923-2017

Samuel Wallace Johnson of Ashland, passed away November 2, 2017 at Ashland Healthcare, he was 94 years old. Wallace was born April 28, 1923 in Hartsburg Missouri, the son of Samuel and Nellie Waters Johnson. He married Betty Forbis on June 25, 1949 in Ashland and she preceded him in death. Wallace served in the

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Ben Nieman 1951-2017

Benjamin F. Nieman Jr. of Columbia passed away at his home on October 31, 2017, he was 66 years old. Ben was born April 17, 1951 in Jefferson City, the son of Benjamin and Elda Boemeker, Niemann Sr. He married Beverly Bonjour on October 27, 19 95. Ben was a member of Peace United Church

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Edward Avery, Jr. 1940-2017

Edward J. Avery Jr., of Ashland, formerly of Barnhart, passed away October 19, 2017 at the University of Missouri, he was 77 years old. Ed was born January 26, 1940 in Flamm City, Mo, the son of Edward and Josephine M. Schmidt Avery. He was a graduate of Melville High School, retired from Laborer Union

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