Obituaries

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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C.L. Richardson 1931-2017

C.L. Richardson of Hartsburg, passed away October 17, 2017 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, he was 86 years old. C.L. was born September 1, 1931 in Wilton, the son of Charles Logan and Nellie Mae Rippeto, Richardson. He married Nancy Wintermeyer on October 11, 1952 in Hartsburg. C.L. and his wife, Nancy own and

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Laurie Shawver

Laurie Shawver, 61, of Ashland, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Myers & Smith Chapel with Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Laurie was born February 8, 1956 in Tama, Iowa to Gladys Agnes Heishman

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Cephas Jackson, Jr. 1929-2017

Cephas Jackson, Jr., 88 of Fulton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Visitation will be from 10-11am, Monday, October 2, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Funeral will be 11am Monday at Memorial with burial to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Cephas was born May 26,

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Bettye Lee (Dye)Tracy 1928-2017

Bettye Lee (Dye) Tracy, 88, of Columbia, passed away September 16, 2017 at The Arbors at Colony Pointe in Columbia, Missouri. Bettye was born on December 23, 1928 in Skellyville, Oklahoma, a daughter of Kess and Maude Agnes Hoyler Dye. She married Derwood Tracy, Sr. in 1947 and he preceded her in death on August

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Kenneth Pauley 1923-2017

Kenneth E. Pauley, 94 of Ashland passed away August 23, 2017 at Boone Hospital. Kenneth was born in Southern Boone County on February 20, 1923, the son of Artie Griggs and Nancy Ellen (Sapp) Pauley. He married Mary Louise Green on June 16, 1949 in Jefferson City. Kenneth was a lifelong farmer, in addition to

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Debbie Melvin 1955-2017

Debbie Melvin of Ashland, passed away August 23, 2017 at Boone Hospital, she was 61 years old. Debbie was born October 2, 1955, in Fulton, Missouri, the daughter of Hobert and Mary Lee Walker Parman. She married Johnny (Pete) Melvin on August 17, 1975 in Columbia. She was a member of the Praise Assembly in

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Ernest Cain 1928-2017

Ernest Cain, age 89, of Ashland passed away at his home on August 1, 2017. He was born February 25, 1928 in Holts Summit, Missouri, the son of David and Ada Tibbs, Cain. He married Joan Bolks June 7, 1952 in Hilltown, Pa. He retired from the Missouri State Department of Corrections as a Corrections

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Claude Day 1945-2017

Claude M. “T” Day, age 72, of Hartsburg, passed away July 20, 2017. He was born on March 21, 1945, in St. Louis, the son of Claude E and Camilla (Beardslee) Day. After the untimely death of his mother, he was also raised by his adoptive mother, Ava (Dent) Day. Claude was married on June

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