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Dorothy Jo Weir, 83, of Rocheport, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center.

Mrs. Weir was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Fayette, to Joe and Zula (Frazier) Shiflett. She graduated from Fayette High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Methodist College in 1950.

On June 18, 1950, she married Harold “Red” Weir and he died in 1991. Mrs. Weir taught school in Tina, Stockton and Eldon Public Schools. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Weir moved to Columbia and founded “Red” Weir Athletic Supply. She was active in the business until retirement in February 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Weir and his wife, Mitzi, granddaughters, Lindsey and Katie Weir and Rusty Weir and his wife Terrie, all of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Harold R. Weir, Sr.; mother-in-law, Adele Weir and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Weir.

Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, at Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Monday, at the funeral home with Paula Ritchie officiating. Entombment followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO 65202.

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