Area Obituaries

Shephard Becker 1958-2017

Shephard Becker 1958-2017 Shephard Becker of Fayette, formerly of Columbia, was unexpectedly called home on Sept. 13, 2017, at University Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was 58. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Bach-Yager Funeral Home  in Columbia. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the…

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Paul Joseph Gilmore 1962-2017

Paul Joseph Gilmore 1962-2017 Paul Joseph Gilmore, age 54, of Fayette, passed away September 8, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. Paul was born December 20, 1962 in Fayette a son of Charles Ruben and Annette Barbara Dick Gilmore.  He married Kim Orton on August 6, 1983 in Higbee, MO. …

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Sarah Marianne Penick 1931-2017

Sarah Marianne Penick, 76, passed from this life on September 5, 2017. Sarah was born on November 8, 1941 in Kansas City, Missouri. Both of her parents, John Moore Penick, Jr. and Addna Mary Winchell Penick, pre-deceased her. Sarah attained a PhD Degree in Language (French) and held degrees from the University of Missouri, Park…

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Jackson Alan Sherman Infant

Jackson Alan Sherman Infant Jackson Alan Sherman, infant son of Matt and Stasia (Bevard) Sherman, passed away on August 29, 2017, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. In addition to his parents, Jackson is survived by his grandparents, Jeff and Julee Sherman, Rick and Mary Jo Kuhl, and Todd Bevard; great-grandparents, Alan and Bernadine…

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Mary Ellen Weathers 1930-2017

Mary Ellen Weathers 1930-2017 Mary Ellen Weathers, 78, of Boonville, left to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Ashley Manor Care Center after a short illness.  She was surrounded by her family. Mary was born on Aug. 8, 1930, in Fayette, MO, the daughter of Thomas Benton Griffin and Mary Elizabeth…

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James Conrow 1939-2017

James Conrow 1939-2017 Lifelong Howard County resident, James Conrow passed away at Glasgow Gardens Aug. 25, 2017.  He was 77 years of age. James Allen Conrow was born Nov. 21, 1939, in Lisbon, MO, to Omer A. and Doris (Bodle) Conrow.  James graduated from Glasgow High School in 1957.  He married Laverne Nauman Oct. 16,…

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Aaron Douthit 1979-2017

Aaron Douthit 1979-2017 Fayette resident Aaron Douthit passed away at his home in Fayette on Aug. 19, 2017.  He was 37 years of age. Aaron was born Dec. 14, 1979, in Clinton, Mo., to Chester Dale and Scherri (Lloyd) Douthit.  He has been a resident of the Braun Home for a number of years.  Aaron…

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Lee Dougherty 1930-2017

Lifelong Howard County resident Lee Dougherty died at his home in Fayette on Sunday morning, Aug. 27, 2017.  He was 86 years of age. Ira Lee Dougherty was born on the family farm in north-east Howard County on Dec. 18, 1930.  He was the son of Ira “Si” and Azile Lewis Dougherty. He served his…

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Leon E. Gunter 1919-2017

Leon E. Gunter 1919-2017 Leon E. Gunter, 98, of rural Slater died Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater. Born July 29, 1919 in Sedalia, he was the son of the late George and Gladys Swift Gunter. On June 6, 1941 in Marshall he married Lottie Evelyn Kalinka and she preceded him…

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William Henry Lewis 1925-2017

William Henry Lewis 1925-2017 *There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens: The Life and Times of William Henry Lewis A time to be born… Better known as Bill Henry to his family and friends, he was born on March 23rd, 1925 on the family farm outside of Glasgow.  Bill…

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