One of Missouri’s most prominent newspaper publishers has died.

Avis Tucker, who ran the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal for six decades, was 95. She and her husband bought the newspaper in 1947. They also owned KOKO Radio in Warrensburg. She sold it three years ago.

Tucker was a woman of many “firsts”: the first woman President of the Missouri Press Association, the first woman inducted into the Missouri Newspaper Hall of Fame, and the first woman President of the University of Missouri Board of Curators. She was among the first group of directors of the state gaming commission and was a former president of the State Historical Society of Missouri.