Friday, June 29, 2012

Muriel Eva (Barnhart) Collier 1927-2008

Muriel Eva Collier, age 81, of Springfield Mo., passed away April 10, 2008, in St. John's Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 19, 1927, to Berkley and Lula Jane Barnhart in Dixon, Mo. She worked for 20 years in the hotel industry as a desk clerk. She always had funny stories to share with her customers and her family about all the interesting people she met through the years. The light of her life was clowning around and laughing with her granddaughter Brittany.

Muriel is survived by her daughter Sonja Krempges and her husband, Stan of Springfield; one granddaughter, Brittany Krempges of Springfield; two grandsons, T.J. Collier of LaGrange, Mo., and Brent Krempges of St. Louis, Mo.; daughter-in-law Donna Collier of LaGrange, Mo.; three great-granddaughters, Ashley, Hannah and Hunter Collier all of LaGrange, Mo.; and one brother, Ray Barnhart of Pekin, Ill.; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Russell Collier; son Loren Lester Collier; sisters, Pearl McClelland and Verna Blackwell; and brothers, Clay Barnhart, Everett Barnhart and Bus Barnhart.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2008, in the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Graveside services will follow at Fox Crossing Cemetery in Dixon, Mo. All arrangements are under the direction of the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla.

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