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Meghan Julie Stephens died on September 30, 2018. A graveside memorial service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Moberly on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1 pm.
Meghan is the daughter of Temple Stephens, Jr. and Dee Stephens. She was born at the University of Missouri Medical Center in 1969. She was born prematurely and was one of the first babies cared for in the neo-natal unit at the Medical Center.
She lived in Moberly until 1979 when she moved to Columbia with her family. She graduated from Rock Bridge Senior High School in Columbia after studying for one year at a high school in France.
She attended Stephens College and received a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She studied law at the University of Tulsa. She worked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in Jefferson City and worked for several law firms. The happiest times in her career were the year she spent teaching English in China, and when she worked at RAIN Healthcare, helping people deal with challenges in their personal lives.
Meghan loved people and dogs. She was generous, and she loved to cook. Barbecued ribs were her specialty. She was an optimist, but she struggled with failing health in recent years.
She is survived by her mother, Dee Stephens, and her sister Temple Ann and her brothers Garland and Andrew.
Memorial contributions can be made to Spectrum Healthcare, formerly RAIN (Regional AIDS Interfaith Network) of Central Missouri, where Meghan greatly enjoyed using her talents to assist those in need.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation & Burial Society of Columbia.