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Mary Robinson 

Mary C. Robinson, our sweet, devoted, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother left us Thursday, May 25, 2017 to go to heaven where she continues to watch over and care for us.  We know that it was a joyful reunion with her beloved, “A.L.” who we lost just 11 months ago.  She was a joy to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and they held a very special place in her heart.  

Mary became a P.E.O. sister as a young woman and found many special friends in that group over the years.  She held leadership positions with her local chapters and also in the Missouri statewide organization.  

She had a gift for music with a beautiful singing voice.  Mary shared that gift through her Catholic Churches first in Brookfield, Missouri and then in Sedalia where she led the choirs.  Her other special joys were spending time with friends in Missouri and Florida and her dogs.  

Mary was born to Clyde William Cleveland and Beulah Anderson Cleveland in Brookfield, Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, A.L. Robinson; and her brother, William C. Cleveland.  

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Keller (David) and Sarah Evans (Frank); grandchildren, Tracy Oxtoby, John Keller, Julie Scott, Sally Stegemann, Patricia Finan, Katie McCune, William Evans, and Andrew Keller; great-grandchildren, Emma and Sophie Oxtoby, Julia, Isabelle and Henry Keller, Josie and Jill Scott, Samantha, Luke and Bennett Stegemann, Michael and Alexandra Finan, Liam and John McCune, and Emma Evans.  Also surviving is her twin sister, Marian Guthrie and many nieces and nephews.

The family expresses its sincere appreciation to Juan Pineda, M.D. and the other physicians and nurses at Boone Hospital for their compassionate and attentive care.

Mary was devoted to the Catholic Church and held an abiding faith in her Lord, Jesus Christ.  Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia, Missouri followed at 11:00 a.m. by a memorial Mass and celebration of her life.  A second visitation will be Friday, July 7, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, Missouri followed by a graveside service in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Brookfield.  

Memorial contributions to Tolton Catholic High School may be left at the church or mailed to Tolton Catholic High School, 3351 E. Gans Road, Columbia, MO, 65201.  


Elizabeth Wild 

Elizabeth Theresa Wild (nee Dietrich) resting in the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the age of 99.

Beloved wife of the late Arling Wild, Glennon Seib and Elmer Sturgeon: loving mother of Arlene (John) (nee Seib) Koly and the late Geraldine (nee Seib) Yazdi; dear mother-in-law of Ata Yazdi; loving grandma of Nora, Paul, Susan and Tod Yazdi, Michael, Mary and Steven Koly; dearest great-grandma of 20; our dear aunt, great-aunt and friend.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 10 from 4-8 pm at Hutchens Mortuary and Cremation Center, 675 Graham Rd., Florissant, MO. 63031.

Service will be held at Grace Lutheran Chapel, 10015 Lance Dr., 63137 on Tuesday, July 11 at 10 am with visitation at church one hour prior to service.

Interment will take place at Concordia Cemetery, 4209 Bates St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Heart Association/ Memorial Tribute Processing Center (3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL. 60674) and National Parkinson Foundation (200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL. 33131) appreciated.


Dorothy McCollum

Dorothy “Darlene” (Baker) McCollum, age 78, of Brookfield, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017, at her home.

A funeral service will be Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Brookfield with Pastor Julie King officiating.  Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookfield.  The family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church.  

Memorials to the Brookfield Public Library may be left at the church or mailed to Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Dorothy Darlene, daughter of Clyde and Lucielle (King) Baker, was born August 4, 1938 in Elmer.  On December 10, 1962, she married Max McCollum, Sr. who preceded her in death.  Together they had seven children.

Darlene is survived by six children, John and wife, Rita of Polo, Louetta of Marceline, Oliver, Sr. of Brookfield, Marla and husband, Bill of Marceline, Macks, Jr. and wife, Alicia of Hoyt, Kansas, and Micheal, Sr. of Brookfield; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lucia and Thelma K.; and two brothers, Kenny and Reggie.

Her parents; one daughter, Dorthea (Dottie); and one nephew, Todd also preceded her in death.