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Columbia Missourian

Shirley Jean Traxler, Nov. 27, 1935 — April 23, 2012, of Columbia

By Courtesy of Memorial Funeral Home
April 24, 2012 | 5:37 p.m. CDT

Shirley Jean Traxler, 76, of Columbia, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Shirley was born on November 27, 1935 in Boone County, the daughter of the late Howard and Elma (Coffman) Williams. She was united in marriage to Roger D. Traxler on March 16, 1957 at the McMurry Chapel of Missouri United Methodist Church. Roger preceded her in death on July 14, 1998.

Survivors include her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Martha Traxler; nephew, Larry Traxler and wife Polly; nieces, Terry Phelps, Janet Traxler and Joy Traxler; great-nieces, Kimberly Mabrey and husband Greg and Kacey Traxler and fiance Rusty Richardson and two great-nephews.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Boone County. She worked for State Farm Insurance for 37 years. Shirley was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed bowling and playing cards on Fridays at the Elk’s Lodge. Shirley was a long-time member of the Show-Me Travelers RV Club.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the donor’s choice.

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