Emily Marie “Emi” (Grismore) Meyer, 42, of Columbia, who was the executive assistant in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Student Affairs, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous fight with cancer.
At her request, there will be no services.
Meyer was born in Bluffton, Ohio, on April 19, 1977. She graduated from Pandora-Gilboa High School in 1995, continuing her education at the University of Findlay.
She was formerly employed with the Girl Scouts, the University of California Santa Barbara, and the University of Missouri College of Education, before joining the CVM in April of 2014. She was instrumental in the personal and professional lives of the students.
She was most happy when she was cooking for family and friends, enjoyed reading and shopping (for shoes) and loved her dogs greatly.
Meyer is survived by her loving husband, Brian Meyer, whom she married on Nov. 9, 2013; mother, Wendene (Welty) Grismore, Pandora, Ohio; sisters Kelli (Matthew) Bailey, Pickerington, Ohio, and Rachel (Austin) Plaugher and nephew, Bentley, Charleston, South Carolina; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Jane Grismore, Bluffton, Missouri; father- and mother-in-law, John and Margie Meyer, Columbia, Missouri; sister-in-law, Audrey Meyer, Kansas City; and nephew, Reece (Bri) Bader, Columbia, Missouri. Emi is also loved and remembered by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Donald and Marie Welty, paternal grandmother, Marie Grismore, father, Clare Grismore, brother, Tony Grismore, and uncle, Chuck Welty.
She wished to set up a scholarship to benefit students at the College of Veterinary Medicine, named the Emily Meyer Imagination (E.M.I) Scholarship. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to her scholarship. Checks may be made out to the University of Missouri and include on the memo line “In Memory of Emi Meyer.” Mail checks to: Office of Advancement, W210 Veterinary Medicine Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.