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Annette Summers Amen

Annette Summers Amen, 81, of Naperville, Illinois (formerly Fredericktown) peacefully joined Jesus and her daughter Lisa in heaven on December 1, 2005.

She was born October 28, 1924 in Mound City, Missouri, a daughter of Clifford L. and Mary L. Summers.

Mrs. Amen was a graduate of Brentwood High School and had also graduated from the University of Missouri; Columbia with a degree in Home Economics.

She was an accomplished artist, writer, an avid gardener and tireless community volunteer.

Mrs. Amen was loving mother of, Clifford (Stephanie) of St. Louis; Charles (Catherine) of Kirkwood, Missouri; LeAnna Willis of Tampa, Florida; and Laurie (Ken) Baxter of Chicago.

She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Nichole Hawkes, Danielle Moseley, Aiko Eto, Rebecca Amen, Christopher Amen, Chad Amen, Joshua Willis, Lauren Baxter and Katie Rose Baxter; and one sister, Mary Lea Mills of Cape May, Court House, New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Annette Amen and brother, Clifford L. Summers.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on December 10, 2005 at the Fredericktown Christian Church, 208 W. Main St. Fredericktown, Missouri. Reception to follow at the church.

Interment will be held in Maitlin, Missouri next to her daughter Lisa.

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Vanora L. Stevens

Vanora L. Stevens, 77, of O’Fallon, Missouri died November 27, 2005 at her home in O’Fallon.

She was born March 9, 1928 in Saco, Missouri, a daughter of Oscar and Mary (Stacey) Gregory.

On December 14, 1951 she was married to William L. Stevens at Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Stevens was preceded in death by her husband, twin sister Lenora Gregory, four brothers, Leo Gregory, Oscar Gregory, John Gregory and Cy Gregory; and one sister, Virginia Priday.

Mrs. Stevens is survived by five sons, Greg Stevens and Tom Stevens both of Florissant, Missouri; Scott Stevens of O’Fallon, Richard Stevens of Gays, Illinois and Jason Stevens of O’Fallon; two daughters, Elizabeth &#8220Liz” Stevens of O’Fallon and Beth Crance of Jacksonville, Florida; and one aunt, Edna Erwin of Fredericktown.

She had eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Stevens enjoyed quilting and people.

Services were held December 2, 2005 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: John Priday, James Priday, Tom Priday, Todd Stransky, Ozzie Gregory and Dave Ventimiglia.

Arrangements handled by Follis and Sons Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Joan Mattingly

Joan Mattingly, 81, of Farmington died November 29, 2005 at Parkland Health Center in Farmington.

She was born August 13, 1924 on Cadishead; near Manchester, England. She was the daughter of the late William Robert and Sarah (Massey) Massey.

On June 2, 1945 she was married to Jerry Mattingly in Cadishead, England. She came to the United States on Mother’s Day, 1946.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry Mattingly.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Huffman of Farmington; one brother, Jack Massey of Iriam, England; and a chosen brother, Gilbert Hamblet of Palos Verdes, California. She is also survived by one granddaughter, two nieces, two nephews, one aunt, one cousin and four special friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Mattingly owned and operated Mattingly Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for 35 years. She was an election judge, a Shaklee Distributor and long-time member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, having served as a communion steward for over 20 years.

Mrs. Mattingly loved children of all ages and particularly enjoyed her visits with the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Farmington.

Services were held on December 4, 2005 at Memorial United Methodist Church with Dr. David Webster officiating. A private burial was held.

Arrangements handled by Cozean Funeral Home of Farmington, Missouri.

Charlotte Rose Cureton

Charlotte Rose Cureton, 52, of Fredericktown died December 3, 2005 at Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Center in Fredericktown.

She was born January 23, 1953 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a daughter of Frank and Verna (Miller) Cureton.

Ms. Cureton was preceded in death by one sister, Olga Jean Yount.

She is survived by six brothers, Delmar Cureton, Troy Cureton, Paul Cureton, Carl Cureton and Donnie Cureton all of Fredericktown, and Jack Cureton of Smiths Grover, Kentucky; five sisters, Betty James of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Shirley Bennett and Brenda Pogue both of Fredericktown, Linda Beaty of Barnhart, and Carol Vance of Burlington, Iowa. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Ms. Cureton loved walking, doing latch work and crossword puzzles. She had fun whatever she was doing.

Ms. Cureton was a member of Calvary Temple Church in Fredericktown.

Services were held December 5, 2005 at Calvary Temple with Brother Carl Cureton and Reverend Terry Vance officiating. Burial was at Walker Memorial Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Pallbearers were: Paul Cureton, Delmar Cureton, Jack Cureton, Donnie Cureton, Troy Cureton, Tyler Cureton, Scott Cureton, and Donnie Pogue.

Arrangements handled by Wilson Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Paul Dean Moyers

Paul Dean &#8220Gobbler” Moyers, 69, of Patton, Missouri died December 1, 2005 at ClaRu DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown.

He was born August 4, 1936 in Cornwall, Missouri, a son of Ted H. and Lydia Moyers.

On October 15, 1955 he was married to Annabelle at Marquand, Missouri.

Mr. Moyers was preceded in death by his father, one brother Donald, one sister, Doris and his wife, Annabelle.

He is survived by his mother, two brothers, Larry Moyers of Bonne Terre, Missouri, and Gary Moyers of Patton, Missouri; three daughters, Debra Balaco of Alton, Illinois, Pam Darnell of Fredericktown, and Lisa hanks of Marquand; and one brother, Eddie of Marquand.

He had 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Moyers was a member of MT. View Mission Church and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Services were held December 4, 2005 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home with Brother Gene Proffer officiating.

Burial was on December 5, 2005 at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Brandon Balaco, Jerrod Darnell, Nathan Hanks, Brian Lee, Cody Logan and Rob Balaco.

Arrangements handled by Follis and Sons Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Wilbert E. Franks Sr.

Wilbert E. Franks Sr., 87, of Bollinger County died November 26, 2005 at his home.

He was born August 25, 1918 in E. St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Albert and Mildred (Huxbold) Franks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Wilbert E. Franks Jr.

On April 6, 1940 he was married to Ruth in St. Charles, Missouri.

Mr. Franks is survived by his wife, Ruth Franks; four daughters, Roberta Pogue of Fredericktown, Patricia Rowland of Park Hills, Glenda Adams of Lewisville, Texas, and Deborah Franks of Park Hills.

He ahd 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Mr.Franks was of the Pentacostal faith and enjoyed working on chainsaws, playing Bingo and going to flea markets.

Services were held November 29, 2005 at Follis and Sons Chapel with Reverend W.D. Snyder officiating. Burial was at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Pallbearers were: Andy Rowland, Michael Tarrants, Daniel Pogue, Jeff Curtis, Ronald Pogue and Kyle Curtis.

Arrangements handled by Follis and Sons Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Douglas Aslinger

Douglas Aslinger, 44, of Patton, Missouri died November 29, 2005 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born October 19, 1961, in St. Louis, a son of Harold and Shirley (Korecky) Aslinger.

Mr. Aslinger is survived by his parents, Harold and Shirley Aslinger of Patton, Missouri; one daughter, Stephanie Diane Aslinger of Patton; dear friend and ex-wife, Penny Aslinger of Fort Worth, Texas; two step-daughters, Carol Allee and Hallie Stuve both of Corpus Christi, Texas; one brother, Gene &#8220Poss” Aslinger of Patton; and two sisters, Sheila Rehkop of Fredericktown and Diana Brewington of Fredericktown.

Mr. Aslinger was a 1980 graduate of Meadow Heights High School in Patton. He was self-employed off-shore marine diesel technician. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. More than anything, Mr. Aslinger was an avid motorcyclist and was a member of several motorcycle clubs.

He attended Union Light Church near Marquand.

Services were held December 3, 2005 at Union Light Church.

Pallbearers were: Gene &#8220Poss” Aslinger, Terry Aslinger, Marty &#8220Red” Rehkop, Rex Whitener, Bruce Whitener, Jim Davis, Glen Wright and Randy Hanners. Burial was at Union Light Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Wilson Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.

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