Alice Faye Breneman Paris, 81, was born at the family home on March 13, 1939 to Glenn and Annie Estella ( Johnston) Breneman. She went to be with the Lord at 2:30 pm Friday, October 30, 2020 at her home with family by her side.
The family will hold a private service at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia, MO at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 2, 2020, with a graveside service for those who wish to attend at the Vandalia Cemetery at approximately 3:00 pm. The family requests that those attending respect the family's wishes for social distancing.
The funeral service will be streamed live via the Waters Funeral Home Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WatersFH and will be able to be viewed on Alice's memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com Monday evening.
Alice married Jackson Eugene Paris at the Vandalia Christian Church on August 26, 1956. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1997.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, Glenn and Annie Estella ( Johnston) Breneman, and five brothers, Gerald, Francis, Leland, Wayne and Randall Breneman, and a grandson, Jackson Neil Paris.
Alice spent her childhood on the farm near Farber, Mo., later moving to Vandalia with her parents and family. She attended Vandalia high school, where she was an active member of the high school band, receiving the John Philip Sousa award for her talents. She also served as a majorette in one of Vandalia's first marching bands. Alice always had a love of music and accompanied her Father, brothers, and nephews, on the piano, in many musical festivities during holidays and reunions. In 1973 Alice joined The Silvertones, an all female a capella group, as a baritone. The Silvertones performed for various organizations, fairs and festivals in the Vandalia area, and as far away as St. Louis.
During her marriage to Jack, her priority was making a home for Jack and their family, wherever they went and no matter how temporary or long they were there. During their marriage, and after, Alice counted that she had moved 33 times. Needless to say, she was an expert packer. After her children were grown, Alice attended the Lake of the Ozarks School of Cosmotology, and served clientele at Lake of the Ozarks, Manchester, and Vandalia, Missouri. She attended many shows to learn new techniques and to always stay on the cutting edge of style.
Surviving are daughter Lesly (Mike) Hall of New London, Mo., Alyson (Greg) Campbell of Jefferson City, Mo., Nathan (Sarah) Paris of Versailles, Ky., and Leigh Ann (Greg) Hale of Rogersville, Mo. Nine grandchildren, 4 great granchildren, one sister, Norma Galloway of Vandalia, and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Mike Hall, Greg Campbell, Greg Hale, Ryan Hall, Landon Hall, Jimmy Hutchison and Mason Hale.
Honorary pallbearers are Jackson Neil Paris.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association Mid-Missouri 2609 East Broadway Suite 119, Columbia, MO, 65201; Compassus Hospice Care 600 Monroe St Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101, in care of Waters Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Alice memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com