Marie Esther Burrow Welborn

Marie Esther Burrow Welborn died Sunday, June 19, 2011. She was 79.

Mrs. Welborn was born May 22, 1932, in East St. Louis, Ill., to Richard and Stella (Szeligiewicz) Burrow.

Mrs. Welborn is survived by three daughters, Donna L. Welborn of Columbia, Carol S. Faust and husband George of Columbia, and Toni L. Hawkins and husband Bryan of Willard; seven grandchildren, Adam, Jacob, Ian, Lauren and husband Mike, Megan, Evan and wife Erica, and Michael; two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Gavin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Welborn's four siblings, Ralph, Lillian, Richard and Otto, died earlier.

A gathering for friends and family will start at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

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

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