Celestine Anyanwu

April 6, 1941July 6, 2020

Celestine Chukwunyere Anyanwu, 79, passed away on July 6th, 2020 at his home. He was the husband of Eugenia Ngozi Anyanwu. They shared 45 years of marriage together. Born on April 6th, 1941 in Enyiogugu, Mbaise, Nigeria, he was the son of Joseph Anyanwu Maduneme and Martha Nwachi Okoro Anyanwu. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Adminstration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1979, and a Master's of Business Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City in 1982. He was employed at Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center for over 20 years. He was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, and Chairman and founding father of Oganihu Umuelem Inc., a non-profit organization that helps to build schools and provide supplies to elementary and secondary schools in Nigeria. He enjoyed gardening, soccer, tennis, reading, and spending time with family. He will be remembered for his gentle nature, kind spirit, infectious smile, and love of people. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia Anyanwu, his son, Kemdi Anyanwu, two daughters, Ogechi Anyanwu and Chioma Anyanwu, along with over 200 brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 105 Waugh St., Columbia, MO 65201. Visitation will be held at noon with service to follow.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 8, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, August 8, 2020


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Mark Thomas

August 6, 2020

Such a beautiful and kind spirit, Godspeed wise one, pray for us who are less worthy of Heaven. Amen


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