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Columbia Missourian

Teacher's aide treasured her family, church

By Alaina Lancaster
June 28, 2013 | 7:32 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Marlene Waggoner Cumbie died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 . She was 80.

Mrs. Cumbie was born July 25, 1932,  in Girard, Texas, to Margaret (Wharton) Waggoner and James W. Waggoner.  She married Billy Glenn Cumbie on May 28, 1951.

Mrs. Cumbie attended West Texas State, Texas Tech University and MU. 

Mrs. Cumbie’s joy in life was her family and her church. She treasured her years as a teacher's aide in special education at West Boulevard Elementary School.

Mrs. Cumbie is survived by her husband; three children, Pat Broadfoot, and husband, John, of Springfield, Ill., Doug Cumbie, and wife, Debbie,  of Nicholasville, Ky., and Scott Cumbie, and wife, Kathy, of Lake St. Louis; four grandchildren Katelyn Glaze, Natalie Cumbie, Jack Cumbie and Joanna Cumbie; and her sister Linda Armstrong, and husband, Eddie, of Graham, Texas.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Memorial Baptist Church .