Laura Alice (DeGaris) Greco, 69 of Poplar Bluff, Mo. joined her loved ones
already in heaven on Sept. 7, 2021 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
Alice was born August, 1952 in Malden, Mo. to Betty Bettin DeGaris and
She is survived by daughters, Bridgette Stegall (Joe), North Carolina and
Alicia Collins, Poplar Bluff; Eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;
One brother, Edwin DeGaris (Lisa) Poplar Bluff, and two sisters Mary Raper
(Vernon) Oxley, and Annette Harris (Steve) Poplar Bluff. Nine nieces and
nephews and 14 great-nieces and nephews. Alice had 5 special friends she
considered family, Dollie Markham (Grayson), Margaret Tipton (Robert), and
James Schaefer of Poplar Bluff, Art Ward Jr of Poplar Bluff and Sarah Johnson of Corning, Ark. Alice was
considered as ‘Mama’ to many others that she claimed and loved as her own.
Alice enjoyed cooking, and watching every ballgame she could, especially the
Cardinals. She never met a stranger, often giving more than she had to help
others. She had 24 years of sobriety and she loved to give her testimony to help
other addicts. She wasn’t ashamed of her past and she considered it a gift she
was given to help her share about Jesus. She was a long time member of Grace
Christian Fellowship Congregation.
Alice was preceded in death by her son, Ryan (Twinkie) Elwell, one sister
Elizabeth (Betty) Grun, her mother Betty Bettin DeGaris, father Edwin DeGaris,
and Stepfather, Richard (Pops) Bettin. We are comforted, knowing she is
joyously celebrating reunion with so many loved ones who’ve gone before.
A Celebration of Life service will be held, 3:00pm, Friday, Sept 17, 2021 at
Grace Christian Fellowship, 3200 Warrior Lane, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.
Memorials and cards may also be made to GCF.
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