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Katherine Stokes

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Katherine "Kate" Stokes, 67, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was born December 17, 1943, the daughter of Lenley "Pete" and Opal Viola (Combs) Fulks, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Latham Grade School and then Tipton High School in 1961. Kate was united in marriage to Larry Stokes on June 15, 1962, at the Latham Christian Church. He survives of the home. She was a loving farm wife and helped raise many children. She worked as a cook for the Latham Elementary School for many years. She was also a member of the Latham Christian Church. Survivors include: two brothers, Kenneth and Clara Fulks of California, and Jerry Fulks of Latham; one sister-in-law, Connie Barnhill of California; nine nephews, Terry Fulks of Latham, Kevin and Melinda Fulks of Bolivar, Chad and Darla Fulks, Justin and Mandy Fulks, Lance and Morgan Fulks, all of Latham, Keith Fulks of St. Louis, Joe and Carol Kost, Tim Kost, Jamie Kost; one niece, Shannon Schrimpf, all of California; and 12 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Barney and Ellen Stokes, Laurel Fulks, C.H. Barnhill, Brian Fulks, Michelle Fulks, and Lee Fulks. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at the Latham Christian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Randall. Burial will be at the Highland Cemetery near Latham. Visitation will be Wednesday, July, 20, 2011, from 5-7:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Cemetery Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California. www.bowlincantriel.com

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