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Columbia Missourian

Bernice Zobrisky cared about others, was one of a kind

By Derek Hamm
July 28, 2012 | 7:25 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Bernice Zobrisky spent much of her time helping others. She always put others needs in front of her own and enjoyed being able to lend a hand.

"She was one of the most altruistic women I've ever known," her daughter, Toni Bray, said. "She's one of the most amazing people you could ever know."

Bernice Neomi (Reddick) Zobrisky of Hinton died Saturday, July 28, 2012. She was 86.

Mrs. Zobrisky was born April 4, 1926, in Farmington, Missouri, to Grace and Oral Reddick. She was the eldest daughter and had seven siblings. She later married Steve Zobrisky.

The couple made their home in several places. Over the years they lived in Hinton; Columbia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Moscow, Idaho; and Silver Springs, Md. In 1988, they returned to Hinton.

Mrs. Zobrisky was a long-time member of Oakland Christian Church. She found pleasure in many activities such as gardening, reading and baking.

Her husband said that she was one of a kind, and her loved ones will remember her for the care and spirit of giving that she had for others.

"She cared about almost everything," her brother, Roy Reddick, said. "They don't make them like that any more."

Mrs. Zobrisky is survived by her husband, Steve Zobrisky; six children, Sharon Hayes of Massachusetts, Toni Bray of California, Mark Zobrisky of Maryland, Ann Cooley of Virginia, Bruce Zobrisky of Maryland and Kelly Sanders of North Carolina; two brothers, Jesse Reddick of Jackson and Roy Reddick of Columbia; a sister Grace Ann Pettus of Bonne Terre; two sisters-in-law, Deloris Reddick of Columbia and Carol Reddick of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Oakland Christian Church, P.O. Box 453, Columbia, MO 65205.

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