MU Remembers ceremony commemorates the lives of deceased MU students and staff | K-12 Education


The mood was solemn inside Jesse Hall during Friday’s MU Remembers event as a few dozen family members, students and faculty mourned deceased loved ones.

MU held the annual ceremony on Friday afternoon to mourn and commemorate the lives of MU students, faculty and staff who have died over the past year.

“I think this ceremony is about showing the family and friends of those who have left that MU cares about them and that we are going to remember their contributions as students and teachers,” said the chairman of the UM System, Mun Choi.

The names of those who died were listed on Friday as the Switzler bell rang after each name. Closing the event was a rendition of MU’s alma mater song, “Old Missouri”, sung by vocalist Anthony Blatter, along with a musical postlude performed by cellist Andrew Lewis.

“We will be forever grateful that our lives have been enriched by those who have passed away,” Vice Chancellor Bill Stackman said.

Here are the names of the students, faculty and staff remembered for Friday who have died since April 2021:

Undergraduate students

  • Ashley A. Footer, Sociology Major, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • 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-Medicine and Education Major, College of Education and Human Development.
  • Keith L. Sumner, Exploration Major, Discovery Center.

Graduate students

  • Dakota Anderson Ioanis, MA Candidate in Geography, College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Breanna Marie Killian, Veterinary Medicine 2, College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Carol Ruth Williams, Masters in Information Science and Learning. Candidate of Technology, 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 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.
  • Kimberly L. Terry, Instrumentation Technician, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
  • Scott Mitchel Vaughan, Research Technician, Bureau 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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