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Boone County Treasurer Jan Fugit dies

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | 8:14 p.m. CST
Jan Fugit talks with Brian Winn after she was sworn in as Boone County Treasurer in the County Commission Chambers. Winn, the director of financial services at Boone Hospital Center, said that he worked with Fugit while she was the financial reporting manager there. "Since the lease of the hospital is with the county, we will have direct relations with them," said Winn.

COLUMBIA — Boone County Treasurer Jan Fugit has died.

Boone County officials sent out a news release Tuesday afternoon stating Fugit died just after noon Tuesday at Boone Hospital Center.

In a news release, Boone County officials conveyed their "deep sorrow" at the death of Fugit. 

Fugit was the manager of financial reporting for Boone Hospital Center and the Boone County Hospital Board of Trustees before resigning to fill the county treasurer position vacated by Kay Murray.

Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Fugit as treasurer on March 8, 2010, and she was sworn in March 12.

In November, Fugit ran unopposed for treasurer and was elected. 

She graduated from MU with a bachelor's degree in accounting and worked in the state auditor's office, Department of Insurance and Missouri Department of Higher Education, according to the release.

"Her fellow county officials and employees express their sympathy to Jan’s family — especially her 12–year-old twin sons, Carter and Charlie, as well as her husband Darin, who is a former county employee," officials wrote in the release.

Check back with ColumbiaMissourian.com tomorrow for more information.


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