Dr. Flore Zephir

Flore Zephir

Dear Colleagues: 

I am extremely saddened to inform you of the death of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Flore Zephir who loyally served our department and the University for over 29 years. 

Flore passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the University of Missouri Hospital where she underwent open-heart surgery. 

An online guest book is available at:  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Flore-Zephir&lc=9874&pid=187557249&uuid=76ae9c7a-a764-40ed-98ae-96eaa9fd63a9 

The university commemorated the life and work of Flore on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Reynolds Alumni Center in Columns C. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Professor Flore Zéphir Memorial Fund at the University of Missouri. This Fund will support research and travel for graduate students in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Online contributions may be made at:


Mamadou Badiane PhD
Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Associate Chair & Director of Graduate Studies