MU Remembers honors lives of students, faculty and staff who have passed away

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April 22, 2022
Contact: Deidra Ashley,

University of Missouri President Mun Choi, Vice Chancellor Bill Stackman and the campus community recently gathered for a wreath-laying ceremony to remember the lives of Mizzou’s students, faculty and staff who have died since fall 2021.

“We mourn the loss of these wonderful students, faculty and staff, but more importantly, we celebrate their lives and the contributions they have made,” Stackman said. “The greatest respect we can pay to them is to recognize that life may be shorter than we wish and that we must value each person who crosses our path.”

In memoriam:
Undergraduate students
  • Ashley A. Footer, sociology major, College of Arts and Science
  • Molly-Paige Jones, health sciences major, School of Health Professions
  • Matthew Steven Marek, history and pre-law major, Honors College
  • Jack Perlongo, business administration major, Trulaske College of Business
  • Megan Diane Rowley, pre-medical and education major, College of Education and Human Development
  • Keith L. Sumner, exploring major, Discovery Center
Graduate students
  • Dakota Anderson Ioanis, masters in geography candidate, College of Arts and Science
  • Breanna Marie Killian, veterinary medicine 2, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Carol Ruth Williams, masters in information science and learning technology candidate, College of Education and Human Development
  • Terri Linn Bishop, nurse, MU Health Care
  • Cale Gareth Blaine, MU Health Care
  • Pia Elise Christensen, senior information specialist, School of Journalism
  • Anthony Brian DeLunas, pitching coach for Missouri baseball, Athletics
  • Richard T. Eyler, Student Financial Aid
  • Marita Irene Harris, MU Health Care
  • Tina P. Havner, nurse, MU Health Care
  • James R. Hundle, assistant to the vice chancellor and dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Stephanie Lynne Irwin, medical assistant, MU Health Care
  • Jonathan Lindquist, research engineering technician, Research Reactor
  • Steve Douglass Pilcher, electrician, Operations
  • Jennifer Polkow-Haight, veterinary technician, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Stewart Wayne Selves, senior research specialist, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Scott Mitchel Vaughan, research technician, Office of Animal Resources
  • David Anthony Weston, MU Health Care
  • Robert Wayne McLaren, emeritus professor, College of Engineering
  • Illhoi Yoo, associate professor of health management and informatics, School of Medicine

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