SIKESTON - Laura Katherine Fakes, 85, died July 18, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Puxico, daughter of the late Neal Daniel and Laura Lee Donahew Kornegger, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Before retiring, she was an office and payroll clerk for the International Shoe Company for 34 years.
Her first husband, Elmer Dean Russell, preceded her in death.
She later married Arthur Fakes Jr. who survives of Sikeston.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Blenda Burton of Bellbrook, Ohio; and two granddaughters and one grandson-in-law, Teresa and Jay Jira of Kettering, Ohio, and Laura Katherine Burton of Bellbrook.
One brother, Melvin Donahew Kornegger, also preceded her in death.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery.