Helen McGonigle was chief dietitian at Truman Veterans Hospital

Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 6:15 p.m. CST; updated 10:50 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 30, 2013

COLUMBIA — Helen McGonigle of Columbia died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. She was 86.

She was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Kansas City, to John and Marie (Keenan) McGonigle.

Ms. McGonigle was the chief dietitian for the Truman Veterans Hospital for four decades.

Ms. McGonigle is survived by a brother, Dick McGonigle of Kansas City.

Another brother, John McGonigle, died earlier.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.  Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 903 Bernadette Drive.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202.

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