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Irene Burckhardt Dugger

Bethel, Shelby County, Missouri, USA
Death 4 Dec 2010 (aged 95)
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 62714818 · View Source
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Irene Dugger - COLUMBIA, MO.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Irene B. Dugger, 95, of Columbia died Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Lenoir Woods Health Care Center.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home.

Celebrations of Irene's life will be held with friends and family in three cherished communities where Irene found loving homes: Lenoir Woods Epple Chapel on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 2 p.m.; First Presbyterian Church of Columbia on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at 2 p.m.; and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2011.

Irene was born January 9, 1915, on the family farm near Bethel, Missouri, to Jennie and George Burckhardt. She earned a B.A. from Park College and B.S. and Master's degrees from UMC. She taught Home Economics at both high school and college levels.

Irene married Harold H. Dugger on June 9, 1946. They lived and worked side-by-side in Johnson City, Tennessee, and in Morrisville, Cape Girardeau and Columbia, Missouri, until his death in 1997. Irene and Harold were very active in the church, school and community life of each town. Irene lived a life devoted to volunteering and service to others. The memory of her positive outlook and heartwarming smile will continue to inspire those who knew her.

Irene is survived by her daughter, Ellen Dugger; sister, Lorraine Hilgedick: nieces Linda Hilgedick and Karen Rowe; and by many chosen daughters and sons whom she loved.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Lenoir Woods for the loving care given to Irene during the 18 years she made Lenoir her home.

In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation of the Lenoir staff, the family suggests donations to the Lenoir Christ Care Employee Fund. Memorial contributions may also be made to PET, Columbia Area Older Adult Ministry or First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. In Cape Girardeau, donations in honor of Irene are suggested to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Church Women United or the Harold Dugger Lecture Fund.

Tributes can be left online at

Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, Missouri 65202; Phone 573-443-3173; Fax 573-442-2530. E-mail


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