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Marion "Doug" Triplett

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Doug Triplett, son of Shirley Lee Simmons Triplett of Grayridge and the late Marion Norman Triplett, was born on March 4, 1961, in Dexter and died in Gasconade County on Monday, March 26, 2007, at the age of 46.

Doug graduated from Richland High School in 1979 and attended Three Rivers Community College for two years. In 1989 he graduated with a B.A. degree in law enforcement at National University and went on to Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau for his master's degree. Doug served his country and is a retired United States Marine, as well as a former officer of the law in various areas of this country. He enjoyed student teaching and working with children. Doug was a resident of Herlong, Calif.

Besides his mother, Shirley Lee Triplett of Grayridge, other survivors include two brothers, Norman "Greg" Triplett of Marion, Ill., and Gary Stevens Triplett of St. Ann; one niece, Jennifer Nichole Triplett of Marion, Ill.; three nephews, Gary Ethan Triplett and Connor Alexander, both of St. Ann, and Dakota Gregory Triplett of Marion, Ill.; also by two uncles and four aunts.

He was preceded in death by his father, Marion Norman Triplett; and by his daughter, Princessa Lee Triplett.

A memorial service will be conducted on Friday, March 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with Rev. LeRoy Williams officiating. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all services.


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