Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub was devoted to family, education

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 | 5:33 p.m. CST; updated 6:05 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

COLUMBIA — Jacquelyn Straub spent her time baking, knitting quilts and tracking her family's genealogy, but her lifelong dedication was to education.

Jacquelyn Bilsborrow Straub of Columbia died Sunday, March 2, 2014. She was 70.

She was born March 12, 1943, in Denver, Colo., to George and Genevieve Bilsborrow.

Ms. Straub worked at MU, the Missouri department of education and the U.S. Department of Education before retiring in 2009. She considered herself at home with her children and grandchildren in the Colorado Rockies. She spent her free time baking homemade bread, knitting delicate quilts and exploring her family's genealogy.

Ms. Straub is survived by three children, David Straub, Scott Straub and Lynette Straub; a brother, George Bilsborrow; and four grandchildren, Brittany Teeuwe, Preston Hall, Brenden Straub and Charlotte Brook Straub.

Her parents, George and Genevieve Bilsborrow, died earlier.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 904 Old 63 N. Services will follow at the church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

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