FREDERICKTOWN -- Carol Joyce Belken was born September 16, 1944, at Mine La Motte the daughter of Ted and Alta (Huffman) Matthews. She passed away May 2, 2019, at St. Louis at the age of 74 years. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Carol is survived by her husband Charles Belken, whom she married March 20, 1965, at Fredericktown; three sons, Michael (Cynthia) Belken, Timothy (Mary) Belken, and Mark (Mary) Belken all of Libertyville; one sister, Sylvia (Larry) Finch of Mine La Motte; twelve grandchildren, Jonathon, Daniel, Kristopher (Sarah), Nathaniel, Robert, Marcus (Hannah), Megann, Garrett, Lucas, Dalton, John Paul, and Patrick.
Carol was a member of Mine La Motte Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, church activities and spending time with family.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. Sunday May, 5, 2019, at Follis & Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday May 6, 2019, Follis & Sons Chapel with Rev. Tim Reed officiating. Interment at Mine La Motte Cemetery.