Paula Franke

Paula Franke, 77, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 10:24 am March 26, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born December 19, 1942 in Mount Vernon to the late Louis “Doc” and Clyda Reininger. Paula married Roy Franke on November 7, 2008 in Salem, Illinois. They were blessed with 11 years of marriage.

In addition to her beloved husband, Paula is survived by her daughters, Shari Leffler and husband, Bill and Joni Braden and husband, Dave, all of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, David Eugene Gregory and wife, Monda of Salem, Illinois; grandchildren, Mike Leffler, John Leffler, Stephanie Leffler, Jeff Leffler, Christina L. Braden, David Braden, Jr., Lacey Haile, and David Bruce Gregory; great-grandchildren, Dallas Staffel, Conner Wayne Braden, Brighten Haile, and Boston Haile; sister, Linda Darlene Hodges and husband, Bob; brothers, Paul Douglas Reininger and wife, Jeannette, Richard Lee Reininger and wife, Joanne, and Joseph Allan Reininger and wife, Jeanne.

Paula worked at Martins IGA for many years and later worked at Opportunities for Access. She was a member of Central Christian Church, which she loved very dearly.

A Private Funeral Service will be held. Memorials may be made in Paula’s honor to Central Christian Church.

Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit for further information.

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