LURIE, Bobbie age 83, of Springfield, MO, passed away on Feb. 26, 2014. Bobbie was born in Atlanta, GA, grew up in Tampa, and attended the University of Florida studying education. Bobbie was a mother, an artist, a community activist and a politician. She is survived by her son, David Lurie of Kansas City, MO; daughter and son-in-law, Loretta Lurie and Peter Bornstein; and their daughter, Sydney of Brooklyn, NY. As an artist she has shown in Watercolor USA and College of the Ozarks where she received first in show and hangs in the permanent collection. But Bobbie's great love was politics where most recently Bobbie served as chairman of the 138th Legislative District. On a local level she has served as the 7th Congressional District Chairperson, the Jackson Day Committee Chairperson, Green County Central Committee Executive Committee and an Executive Committee Member of the Missouri Democratic Committee. Her political activities went well beyond campaigns as she was a charter member and a board member of the National Jewish Democratic Council, a member of the Democratic National Committee, the National Rules Committee and the National Platform Committee during the Carter campaign. For her political work, Bobbie has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement award from the Missouri State Democratic Committee, the Howard Hannah Meritorious Service Award, and the Democratic Alliance Distinguished Service Award. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 3 pm, at Beth Israel Cemetery, 600 W. Indiana Ave., Tampa, FL 33603. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Green County Democratic Headquarters, 1764 S Fremont Ave., Springfield, MO 65804 or to Temple Israel, 5910 S Farm Road 193, Rogersville, MO 65742. Condolences may be expressed online at www.segalfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 28, 2014