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Columbia Missourian

Nedra Conboy, 1922 to May 18, 2013

By Missourian staff
May 20, 2013 | 4:36 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Nedra Conboy died Saturday, May 18, 2013. She was 91.

She was born in Columbia in 1922 to Berry S. and Alma Milburn.

She attended Hickman High School in Columbia and graduated from Christian College (Columbia College) in 1942.

She married L.A. Nickell Jr., in 1943. He died in 1951.

In 1953, she married William H. Conboy. He died in 2007.

Aside from a few years in Chicago in the mid-1960s, the family made their home in Columbia.

Mrs. Conboy was active in King’s Daughters in Columbia and served on the board of Boone County Group Homes (now Boone County Family Resources).

She and her family spent time at the Lake of the Ozarks on their houseboat, the Mar-Cin. She and her second husband traveled to 76 countries together over the years.

She is survived by two daughters, Marci and Cindy; three grandchildren, Brandon, Jason and Lindsey Callihan; and a great-grandson, Oliver William Callihan.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Special Olympics, 1133 19th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.

Plans for a memorial service will be announced in the coming months.

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