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Columbia Missourian

Jo Dozier, Jan. 31, 1941 — Dec. 19, 2012, of Columbia

By Missourian staff
December 19, 2012 | 6:25 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Jo Dozier of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. She was 71.

She was born Jan. 31, 1941, in Columbia to Milton and Mary (Hunt) Purdy.

Mrs. Dozier worked for Shelter Insurance for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, Tee Dozier; a daughter, Kelli Dozier of Phoenix; a son, Greg Dozier of Little Rock, Ark.; and four siblings, Don Purdy and his wife, Viola, of Columbia, Dorothy Wade of Highland Lakes, N.J., and Jerry Purdy and Ron Purdy and his wife, Vickie, all of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

There will be a visitation at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W., with a graveside service to follow at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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