Ellen Kackley, Nov. 12, 1950 - Dec. 15, 2012, of Columbia

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | 7:30 p.m. CST

Ellen Kackley, 62, of Columbia, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.

Ellen was born November 12, 1950 to Virginia Roth and Mainem Leroy Fisher in Elkhart, Indiana. The family moved to Columbia in 1957. Ellen was a 1968 graduate of Hickman High School and attended the University of Missouri-Columbia.

She married Dennis Kackley, formerly of St. Louis, in 1998, and he survives.

She was previously married to Tom McBride of Columbia.

She is also survived by one son, David Walker, and one grandson, John Walker, both of Independence, Mo.; one sister, Carol Fisher Bedegie, of Columbia; two nieces; five great-nieces and one great nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-niece.

Ellen volunteered much of her time to the State Historical Society of Missouri and found this not only rewarding, but enjoyed her time there very much. She was a very proficient golfer and had many varied interests, the most important of these being her love and care for family, friends, animals, and nature.  

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel at 12:00 noon. Visitors will be welcomed between 10:00 a.m. and noon prior to the service. Private burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hepatitis C Alliance, or an organization of choice.

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