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Columbia Missourian

Dorothy Weir founded 'Red' Weir Athletic Supply in Columbia

By Jen Pircon
November 3, 2012 | 2:19 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Dorothy Jo Weir, formerly of Columbia and more recently of Rocheport, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. She was 83.

Mrs. Weir was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Fayette to Joe and Zula (Frazier) Shiflett. She married Harold "Red" Weir on June 18, 1950.

Mrs. Weir graduated from Fayette High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from Central Methodist College in 1950. She taught school in Tina, Stockton and Eldon public schools.

In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Weir moved to Columbia and founded "Red" Weir Athletic Supply. Mrs. Weir was active in the business until she retired in February 2012. 

Mrs. Weir is survived by her son, Michael Weir, and his wife, Mitzi; her son, Rusty Weir, and his wife, Terrie; and two grandchildren, Lindsey and Katie Weir, all of Columbia. 

Her husband, Harold Weir, died earlier.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paula Ritchie officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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