Maudie May Fox-Allison, 94, of Bloomfield, died Tuesday, Nov, 17, 2009, at Bloomfield. She was born March 3, 1915, in Marble Hill, Bollinger County.
She was the daughter of George Davis Fox and Jetta May Nations and the granddaughter of Dr. Fletcher Fox. After her mother's death in 1931, she took on the responsibility of raising her siblings.
She married Miles Allison on Sept. 10, 1939, in Wayne county. She was the mother of Mary Fox (deceased), Wilma Grace Allison of Boomfield, Orba Arthur Allison (deceased), Franklin Hall Allison (deceased), Opal Louise Allen of Bloomfield, Glenda Ruth Caulfield of Puxico, Billy James Allison of Puxico, Charles Ray Allison (Jayne) both of Puxico, and Bobby Jo Allison of Decatur, Ill.
She was the stepmother of George Allison (deceased), Leonard Allison (deceased), Charlotte Godat (Leroy) of DeSoto, Austin Allison (deceased), John M. Allison (deceased), and Joseph Allison (deceased).
She lived for a period of time in Moweaqua, Ill., but spent the greatest part of her life within 50 miles of her birth place.
She would have been considered a homemaker, but her life was much, much more. She raised her siblings, her children and many of her grandchildren. She was a remarkable woman who never complained about her situation. She would always start cooking when someone came to visit, and she never tired of having her family around her. Her gift was the beautiful quilts she made and has given to so many. She will never know how much she has meant to so many people.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers, six sisters, three daughters, two sons, and six step-sons. She leaves behind her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and her love for all. We shall miss her dearly. She was the thread that bound our family together, and she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Morgan-Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico.
The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Ray Placher officiating.
Interment followed in the Wappapello Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Wappapello Cemetery Fund or the Wappapello New Life Baptist Church.