An offender at Chillicothe Correctional Center was pronounced dead at the University of Columbia Hospital in Columbia, Mo., at 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Lora Willoughby died of apparent natural causes, according to Mandi Steele, Department of Corrections spokeswoman. Willoughby, 42, was serving sentences of 16 years for 12 counts of forgery, five counts of passing bad checks, and a possession of a controlled substance all from Lafayette County.

Willoughby was received into the DOC in December 2006.