Michelle Elizabeth Morrow passed away Friday, December 7, 2012 at the age of 24. Michelle was born to Randy and Sandra Morrow on June 8, 1988 in Jefferson City, Missouri, but lived all her life in Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from Hickman High School in May of 2006 where she was a girls’ basketball and soccer cheerleader. In 2008 she spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. In December 2010 she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a degree in Biological Sciences.
Michelle enjoyed reading, photography, movies and attending all types of concerts. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Baseball fan and never passed up an opportunity to attend a game. She loved to travel and was always ready to go on any trip. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Michelle was compassionate, generous, loving and faithful and was known for her beautiful smile. She was a lifelong member of Forum Christian Church and was a member of Mizzou Navigators while in college. For many years she supported a child through Compassion International and chose to donate her organs to save the lives of others.
Michelle was employed as a Pharmacy Technician at Boone Hospital Center and also worked part time at Bandana’s BBQ Restaurant. She was planning to attend Pharmacy School.
Survivors include her parents Randy and Sandra Morrow, and brother Jefferson of Columbia; grandmothers Marlene Vandelicht of Lake of the Ozarks, and Doris Morrow of Macon; niece of Cheryl Dye of Callao, and Dwayne and Susan Vandelicht Richard of Scottsdale, Arizona; many cousins; and special friend John Kalogeris of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers Glen Vandelicht and Granvil Morrow.
Michelle traveled each and every highway of life. Visitation will be 4:30 – 7:30 pm Tuesday, December 11th at Forum Christian Church 3900 Forum Boulevard. A celebration of her life will be at 10 am, Wednesday, December 12th at Forum Christian Church with burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boone Hospital Foundation 1600 E. Broadway Columbia, MO 65201. Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.