STURGIS, Mich. - L. Rene Weaks, 40, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died March 26, 2007, at her home.
Born Aug. 14, 1966, in Sikeston, Mo., to Pat Weaks of New Madrid and Robert A. Weaks of Wisner, La., she was a seamstress and creator of the online business, Uptown Monkey Fashions.
In addition to her parents, survivors include: two sons, Ryan Matthew Weaks of New Madrid and Joshua Louis Hoffer of Sturgis, a senior of the Sturgis "Trojans" High School; one sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Vernon Brown of New Madrid; two nephews, Cody Brown and Wesley Brown of New Madrid; one aunt, Becky Speight of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two cousins, Eric Speight of Cape Girardeau and Melissa Speight of Springfield, Mo.; two baby monkeys, Austin and Tia; a special friend, Ken Harker of Sturgis; and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. G.L. Keene will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.