In Loving Memory... Helen J. Umbles Hill Helen Joyce Umbles Hill, 78, of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Landmark Hospital in Columbia. She was born December 22, 1937, in Sedalia, daughter of Wendell Ulysses Umbles and Charlene Virginia Cline. Helen was a member of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. She enjoyed cooking, reading and watching soap operas. Helen’s home was a safe place for many people; she would never turn away anyone who needed a hand up. She babysat many Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Laura V. McCurdy Laura V. McCurdy, 92, of Hughesville, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was born February 12, 1924, in La Monte, daughter of Guy and Goldie Shull Mahin. On March 20, 1943, in Washington, D.C. she was married to Robert Elmore McCurdy, who preceded her in death on October 24, 2009. Mrs. McCurdy and her husband operated a farm. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed bowling. She also did photo retouching. Laura Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Terry R. Strause Terry R. Strause, 56, of Sedalia, died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending at Heckart Funeral Home. Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Joyce L. Hester Joyce Louise Hester, 74, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was born February 3, 1942, in Sedalia, the daughter of Harley and Gladys Krafton Wolfe. Joyce was married to Lewis Lee Hester, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and worked at Zephyr Manufacturing prior to retirement. She enjoyed bowling, but her granddaughter, Brittany, Continue reading

In Loving Memory... Mary A. Heineman Mary Ann Heineman, 99, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday evening, November 30, 2016, at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born October 4, 1917, in Sedalia, daughter of Thomas W. and Jessie Potter Fair. On November 28, 1953, in Sedalia, she was married to Albert A. Heineman, who preceded her in death on October 13, 1996. Mrs. Heineman was a talented seamstress. She made uniforms for the National Guard, made costumes for the Lyceum Theater, and made Continue reading