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Richard Thomas Eyler

January 21, 1957April 25, 2021

Richard Thomas Eyler was born on January 21, 1957 and passed away on April 25, 2021 and is under the care of Memorial Funeral Home/Columbia.

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Andrea Cathey

May 6, 2021

Rich and I worked together many moons ago in Financial Aid, and although I moved to another department, we would run into each other out walking on campus and always stop to chat and catch up. Steady, calm, and funny...everyone loved him, including me. I feel fortunately that some "university business" brought us together more regularly the past couple of years...we talked and met far more than our impromptu catch ups. I loved hearing about his home building project and "camper life." My sincere condolences to his brother, John, and all of my friends in Fin Aid...I know there is a big hole in your hearts. I will miss him terribly.

Karen (Stout) Duda

May 5, 2021

Rich was the kindest, most humble, and gracious person I’ve had the fortune to know. His dry humor and quick wit was one of a kind! He was a friend to everyone who had the benefit to be around him. He truly had the biggest heart! I was devastated to hear of his passing. God bless his family. You are in my prayers. Rest In Peace, Rich. You are loved and will be missed deeply.

Cora Breedlove

May 2, 2021

Rich was such a joy to work with! Always so nice and so very helpful. During the transition to an online computer system for ths Financial Aid/Cashier's Department he was so patient and helpful with me as an older technology challenged person!

Cathy Turner

May 1, 2021

I worked with Rich when I worked in Cashiers at MU. Rich, always pleasant & had time for I’m sure my annoying questions. He was a great dog & flower person who I’ll miss... one of a kind.

Janet Deneke

May 1, 2021

I worked with Rich, though not directly, for a number of years. What a great guy - always so easy going, and always offering some sly humor. Every time I saw him I thought he was the most relaxed person I've ever met! So sorry to hear of his passing.

Kim Humphrey

April 29, 2021

Rich was such a calm, unflappable and kind person. Whether you ran into him in the hallways of Jesse, on 9th street heading downtown or on one of the many Columbia paths you always got the same Rich. He His passing is such a loss for his Financial Aid family, the University of Missouri and all who knew him. He will be sorely missed.

Chuck May

April 29, 2021

Rich was simply one of the nicest people I've worked with in Jesse Hall. I'll always remember a conversation in Memorial Union's S110 Eyler Room where he talked to me about the legacy of his family at Mizzou and the pictures on the wall. Very humble, always friendly and helpful. He will be missed by many.

Brenda Fenley

April 29, 2021

So very sorry to hear of his passing. I work with him for many years. He will be missed greatly.

Ravish Mehta

April 28, 2021

Rich and I shared an office for a some time. I soon figured out that he is a very on-time, punctual kind of person- so much so that when he returned from lunch, I would know what time it must be. He was very proud of his family's contribution to MU and took me to show the room and the plaque that had their name. He was one of the simplest and nicest guys I have come across. Sad .....he had to leave the world so early.

Amanda (Clough) Veasman

April 28, 2021

Rich was one of the brightest, most sincere, kindest and patient souls that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I will always have a deep respect for him and will forever appreciate the friendship he provided to me over the years. Gone too soon, but never forgotten.