Laura Fakes

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Laura Katherine Fakes, 85, of Sikeston died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center.

She was born Aug. 29, 1918, at Puxico, Mo., daughter of Neal Daniel and Laura Lee Donahew Kornegger. She married Elmer Dean Russell, who preceded her in death. She later married Arthur Fakes Jr.

Fakes was office and payroll clerk 34 years at International Shoe Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and sang in the choir, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include a daughter, Blenda Burton of Bellbrook, Ohio, and two granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Koch officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.