The Missouri Nurses Foundation (MNF) welcomes you to publicly recognize a special nurse in your life. With your $50 tax-deductible donation to MNF, your honored nurse’s name will appear in the Missouri Nurse. A photo and brief paragraph may also be submitted to further recognize your honored nurse.

This program is available to honor any Missouri nurse. Honor a friend, family member, or colleague by marking their anniversary, birthday, special event or occasion, or as a memorial.

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awards and educational projects. MNF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law and support the mission of MNF.

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Honored Nurses

Dr. Ruth Louise Beckmann Murray

Year Honored: 2020

In memory of
Dr. Ruth Louise Beckmann Murray

Dr. Ruth Louise Beckmann Murray, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CS, N-NAP, DAPA, age 84, passed away on June 25, 2020 peacefully from complications of pneumonia & COVID-19. She was born on Sept. 11, 1936. Ruth was nursing faculty at Saint Louis University from 1968 to 2008 as a Program Coordinator, Psychiatric-Mental Health Professor for Undergraduate & Graduate Nursing Education, and textbook author. Ruth lived a wonderful life and those who have been honored to know her are better for it. Let us remember her gracious, loving, giving nature, her mentorship to many nurses, her dedication to the profession of nursing & MONA.

Dr. Marilyn Murphy Shepherd

Year Honored: 2019

In memory of
Dr. Marilyn Murphy Shepherd

Dr. Shepherd passed away December 13, 2017, after a short illness. Marilyn was an Associate Professor at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing in Quincy, Illinois. A resident of Hannibal, Missouri, Marilyn became a Registered Nurse in 1978 and worked at Levering Hospital in Hannibal. She held an earned doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Marilyn was formerly a Regional Director for Missouri Nurses Association and served on the Board of Directors of Missouri Nurses Foundation.

Nancy Barr, MSN, BSN, RN

Year Honored: 2018

In memory of
NANCY BARR, MSN, BSN, RN

We would like to acknowledge Nancy Barr for her dedication and leadership to nursing practice during her service as the Missouri Nurses Association Practice Director from 2011 – 2018.

Rebecca “BJ” Whiffen, RN, DNP, MSN, BSN

Year Honored: 2018

We would like to acknowledge Rebecca ‘BJ’ Whiffen for her leadership of the Lifelong Learning Task Force during her service as the MO Education Director from 2016 – 2018.

Connie Caudle, RN

Year Honored: 2018

In memory of
CONNIE SUE CAUDLE, RN
1965-2018

Connie was a caring and compassionate nurse.

Mariquit Hadwiger, RN

Year Honored: 2017

Congratulations on your retirement.

Stephen Hadwiger, RN

Year Honored: 2017

Congratulations on your retirement.

Stephanie Powelson, RN

Year Honored: 2017

Congratulations on your retirement.