Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller, March 28, 1915 — April 23, 2012, of Columbia

Friday, May 11, 2012 | 7:57 p.m. CDT

Elizabeth Batterton Douglass Windmiller died April 23, 2012, at age 97. She was born in Ames, Iowa, on March 28, 1915, to Alleta Batterton and Thomas Rankin Douglass.

The family moved to Boone County, Missouri in 1919.

She drove dirt roads to school in Columbia and graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in textiles and fashion. She recorded vignettes of growing up on a large farm near McBaine, Missouri in “A Country Life,” published in 2001.

She married and raised four children in Columbia. When the children grew older, she taught millinery in the fashion department at Stephens College.

She spent her last 37 years living at her lake house on Cedar Creek in rural Boone County.

Elizabeth participated in several organizations: Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Delta Delta, King’s Daughters, Missouri Symphony Society, Moss Women’s League, P.E.O. and Stephens College retired faculty.

Elizabeth requested no funeral services be held. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to any of the above organizations or one of your preference.

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