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Mary Alice Auld

Mary Alice Auld, 77 years old, native of Oakdale, and for the last six years lived in Poplar Bluff, Mo., entered into heavenly rest on March 14, 2015 at home.

Mary Alice was born on February 8, 1938 in Edwardsville, a daughter to James and Mary Van Cleane, and she was later adopted by Kenneth and Fern Freiman of Nashville. On June 30, 1956, she married Francis Lyle Auld and he preceded her in death on February 21, 2013. They had ten children.

Survivors include eight children, Ken (Loretta) Auld of St. Peters, Mo., Mary Jayne (Mark) Bader of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Alice Gail (Pat) Patterson of Marble Hill, Mo., Lyle Alan (Sharon) Auld of Centralia, Rebecca Glenna (Brett) Glodo of Willisville, Roberta Francine (Mike) Nebel of Tacoma, Wash., Fern (Kevin) Ellison of Centralia, and Faith (Jerry) Ahlers of Oak Grove, Minn.; one sister, Jacklyn Sue (Dennis) Uthe of Washburn, Iowa, and one brother, Jerry (Barbara) Frieman of Nashville; one sister-in-law, Norma Jean Auld; one brother-in-law, Paul Campbell of Cowden; 29 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Fern Frieman; husband, Francis Lyle Auld; two infant sons, David Lyle and Jon James; one infant grandson, Mark Anthony Berthold; and one son-in-law, Lloyd Gant

Private family service will be held at the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale, on Friday, March 20 with Reverend John Campbell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale.

Pyatt Funeral Home, Oakdale is in charge of the arrangements.

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