Obituaries

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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Jason Joseph Mahan

Jason (JJ) Joseph Mahan, age 36, of Ashland, passed away June 28, 2016 at his home. Jason was born August 17, 1979 in Columbia, the son of Larry and Ronda Sapp Mahan. Jason loved music, fishing and the Cardinals. He worked as a DJ doing Karaoke and had worked for Von Hoffman in Jefferson City.

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Jenney Niles

Mary V. “Jenney” Niles, 70, of Hartsburg passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Nilson Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the funeral home. Mary V. Niles was born April 19, 1946 in Harrisburg, the

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Ira “Leon” Calvin

Ira “Leon” Calvin, 89, passed away in his sleep Sunday, June 19, 2016. Leon was born September 8, 1926 in Boone County to the late Ira and Clara Belle Calvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lola. Leon served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946.

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John Lee Buckner

John Lee Buckner of Ashland, passed away at his home on June 19, 2016, he was 88 years old. John was born May 27, 1928 in South Park, Kansas, the son of John and Zelma Case Buckner. He married Betty Blythe on August 26, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri and she survives. He served in

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Cynthia Louise Broswell

Cindy Broswell, 57, passed away peacefully at 3:55pm June 11th, 2016 at University Hospital Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. She was surrounded by loved ones and was very well taken care of by the University nurses and doctors. Cindy was a homemaker the majority of her life and raised their three children while moving often with

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