Michelle Devlin Obituary, Death – Michelle Colleen Devlin died unexpectedly in Columbia, Missouri, on November 7, 2022. Michelle Carter Devlin was born on January 24, 1975, in Quincy, Illinois, to Eugene and Sandra Carter Devlin. She was born on a farm in rural Knoxville and graduated from Knox County High School in 1993. She attended the University of Missouri after high school, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture in 1997. She was an Assistant Manager at Principal Financial Group. Michelle will be remembered for her zest for life, daring attitude, and kind heart. She relished the role of “fun” aunt and cherished her nieces and nephews.

Michelle made their life more interesting by taking them on small expeditions, erecting tent cities in her living room, reading to them, and playing with them for hours. Her culinary skills were superb. Despite being an excellent cook, her baking abilities grabbed center stage. She created unique birthday cakes in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and themes, and she adored preparing and decorating cupcakes for parties. Michelle demonstrated selflessness by donating her time, money, and energy to assist others. She was someone you could always count on. She would come whenever you needed assistance with moving, cleaning, babysitting, planning a special event, medical assistance, or a shoulder to cry on.

Her compassion and selflessness extended to charitable contributions. Trekking for Kids was a non-profit organization that helped orphan children in Europe, Asia, South America, Central America, and Africa. She loves children and was dedicated to doing whatever she could to help those in need. Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, the Inca Trail and Machu Pichu in Peru, the Mayan Highlands in Guatemala, the Jungle Highlands in Thailand, the Camino de Santiago Trail in Spain, and, most recently, the Isle of Skye in Scotland and the Giants Causeway in Ireland allowed her to put her adventurous side to the test. She made the best of a bad situation. “It’s not the years in your life that matter,” Abraham Lincoln is reputed to have stated. “It’s your years in your life,” Michelle added, alluding to her 47 years of living and loving. Her light touched the lives of so many people, and she will be sadly missed.

Michelle is survived by her parents, Eugene and Sandra Devlin, one sister, Diane (Tate) Tyree, one brother, Dan (Karisha) Devlin, and five nieces and nephews, Maurie, Crosbey, and Staley Tyree, as well as Jason and Kate Devlin. She is survived by her aunts and uncles, Kathy Yager, Larry and Lana Carter, David and Hazel Carter, and Bob and Carole Devlin, as well as other family and friends. Lawrence “Larry” and Maugerite “Marge” Devlin of Edina, Missouri, as well as D. R. and Virginia Carter of Mexico, Missouri, and her uncles Jack Yager and Thomas Devlin

Doss Funeral Home in Edina, MO, will hold a visitation on Sunday, November 13, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Edina, Missouri, on Monday, November 14, at 10 a.m. Contributions to Trekking for Kids can be dropped off or mailed to Doss Funeral Home, 208 N. Edina, MO 63537, 4th Street. Online donations can also be made at