Col. Caroline Lee Abshier


A celebration of life for Col. Caroline Lee Abshier, 59, Sturgeon, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at The Crossing Church (3615 Southland Dr.) in Columbia.

Col. Caroline Lee Abshier passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She is survived by three sons, Seth Abshier of Columbia, Ryan (Laura) Abshier of St. Peters, and Joel Abshier of Sturgeon; one daughter, Cassie (Hector) Contreras of Columbia; her mother, Mary Donham; one brother, Timothy Abshier; two sisters, Tami (Jeff) Little, and Susan Balzhiser; three grandchildren, Josiah, William, and Hadley; many other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Compassion International, c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240.

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