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Columbia Missourian

Cliff McGrath, Sept. 7, 1929 — April 27, 2013, of Columbia

By Memorial Funeral Home
April 29, 2013 | 10:19 a.m. CDT

Cliff McGrath, 83, of Columbia, passed away Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2013 at his son and saughter-in-laws home in Newburg, Mo., surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11:30-1 prior to the service. A private family burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Instead of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Butterfield Boys Home in Marshall, Mo., and Phelps County Regional Medical Center of Rolla, Mo.

Cliff was born September 7, 1929, in Columbia, to A.D and Thelma McGrath and was a graduate of Hickman High School.

Cliff was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia McGrath and a son Timothy McGrath.

Cliff is survived by two sons, Patrick McGrath(Cheryl) Newburg, Mo., John McGrath(Glenda) Ellisville, Mo., daughter, Cathleen McGrath of Ballwin, Mo.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Casey, Kyle, Tracy and Kaitlin McGrath; extended family, Chereen Hawes, Deb Hackman, Stephanie and Brandon Arends and children.

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