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Columbia Missourian

Lifelong Boone County resident Shirley Jean Traxler enjoyed playing cards

By Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
April 24, 2012 | 7:20 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — On Fridays, Shirley Jean Traxler could be found playing cards at the Elk's Lodge. A lifelong resident of Boone County, she was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the Show-Me Travelers RV Club.

Mrs. Traxler of Columbia died Monday, April 23, 2012. She was 76.

She was born Nov. 27, 1935, to Howard and Elma (Coffman) Williams in Boone County. She married Roger D. Traxler March 16, 1957 in the McMurry Chapel of the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Traxler is survived by 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 fiancé Rusty Richardson; and two great-nephews.

Her husband died earlier, in 1998.

Visitation will be held from 5  to 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by a burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice.

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