Marylou Mayse, Jan. 29, 1948 — Nov. 26, 2012, of Columbia

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 3:55 p.m. CST; updated 4:15 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 28, 2012

COLUMBIA- Marylou Mayse, 64, of Columbia passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on November 26, 2012. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3:30 p.m.on Friday, November 30, 2012, with burial immediately after in Memorial Park Cemetery. 


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Marylou was born January 29, 1948, to James C. and Eunice (Yeager) Turner in Columbia.  She was a 1966 graduate of Southern Boone High School in Ashland and the University of Missouri School of Home Economics in 1970. 

Marylou and Don Mayse married on June 7, 1969, at New Salem Baptist Church.  In their 43 years of marriage, they were involved in many business endeavors including Family Pawn Stores and Sho Me Farms where they raised registered shorthorn cattle.  

She was a devoted wife to Don, mother to their son Brian (Jennifer) Mayse and especially their two children and her grandchildren MaKenna, age 11, and Colten, age 5, who survive.  Other survivors include her sister, Kay (Bill) Adams, nephew Greg (Joy) Nichols and their children, Jordan and Nathan, stepmother Sue Turner, and mother-in-law Paula Mayse as well as a number of cousins.

 Marylou was preceded in death by both of her parents and her father-in-law Joe Mayse. 

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