Kendra Denise McDougle, 25 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 in Jefferson City.
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She was born on January 29, 1994 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Terry Lee Smith and Victoria I. Hale. She was married on October 22, 2013 in Callaway County to Caleb Scott McDougle who survives at home.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Kendra graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2012.
She went on to earn her certification in Pharmacy to work in retail management with Walgreens. She was currently working towards pursuing a career in cosmetology.
Kendra was a woman of faith, holding membership with Jobe’s Daughters International associated with the Freemasonry.
Kendra cherished being a mother; always making crafts or doing makeup and hair with her children who were the light of her life. She loved spending time with all her family, especially time with them on trips to Alabama and Mississippi to enjoy the many beaches and sightseeing at the casinos. Kendra was a huge Alabama fan “Roll Tide” and extremely fond of turtles. She had a passion for life and always enjoyed every moment, especially spending time with her grandmother, Wilma. She will be remembered for her caring and creative nature.
Survivors include: her husband, Caleb McDougle; three children, Tristyn Mallicoat-McDougle, Kaylee McDougle and Cooper McDougle; one step-son, Liam Cook; her mother, Victoria I. Hale of Missouri; her father, Terry Lee Smith of Alabama; two sisters, April Smith of Mississippi and Amber Smith of Alabama; her grandmother, Wilma Mueller of Missouri; three nephews, John Riley Norris, Owen McDougle and Carter McDougle; and her mother-in-law, Mischell Villa of Missouri; her father-in-law, Patrick McDougle of Arkansas; and her grandmother-in-law, Brenda Thomas of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Robert R. Mueller; her paternal grandfather, Kenneth Smith; and her step father, Robert Murray.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019. A private memorial service will be held. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at the Pacific City Cemetery in Pacific, Mo. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Kendra McDougle Memorial Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.