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Dorothy Jo Weir, Nov. 10, 1928-Nov. 1, 2012, formerly of Columbia

November 3, 2012 | 1:25 p.m. CDT

Dorothy Jo Weir, 83, of Rocheport, died November 1, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the funeral home with Paula Ritchie officiating. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Weir was born November 10, 1928, in Fayette, Missouri to Joe and Zula (Frazier) Shiflett. She graduated from Fayette High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Central Methodist College in 1950.

On June 18, 1950 she married Harold “Red” Weir and he died in 1991. Mrs. Weir taught school in Tina, Stockton and Eldon Public Schools. In 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Weir moved to Columbia and founded “Red” Weir Athletic Supply. She was active in the business until retirement in February 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Weir and his wife, Mitzi, granddaughters, Lindsey and Katie Weir and Rusty Weir and his wife Terrie, all of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Harold R. Weir, Sr.; mother-in-law, Adele Weir and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Weir.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.

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