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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 11, 2013

Northwest mourns passing of student

Updated Dec. 13, 2013

Northwest Missouri State University learned today of the passing of one of its students. Christina Worsfold, a 23-year-old graduate student from Papillion, Neb., died of natural causes.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road, in Omaha, Neb. Visitation is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, 2617 S. 31st St., Omaha, followed by a 10 a.m. mass of Christian burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the family.

Worsfold received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northwest in the spring and was a graduate assistant in Northwest’s Teacher Education Student Services office.

Counseling is available at Personal Development and Counseling Services in the Wellness Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. Individuals needing assistance outside of these hours are encouraged to contact University Police at 660.562.1254. Additionally, the campus community is invited to a gathering for support at 4 p.m. Thursday in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.

Further information regarding funeral services will be released as it becomes available.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468