Paula Jane Alred

Paula Jane Stege Alred, age 70 of Roodhouse died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born October 6, 1947 in Wood River, the daughter of B. Paul and Genevea Martin Stege.

She is survived by three children, Claudia (Tim) Sweeten and Carol Sevier both of Roodhouse, Paul (Dannielle) Alred of Okemah, OK, five grandchildren, Alexander, Marcus, Larissa, John, and Ethan, a great grandchild, two sisters, Pam Stege of Roodhouse, Patricia Wallis of Roodhouse, five brothers, Derek Stege of Roodhouse, Paul Stege of White Hall, Danny Stege of Jacksonville, Jack Stege of Springfield and David Stege of Hillsboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Carolyn Frank.

Paula enjoyed reading, cooking, and watching cooking shows on TV. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Private services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at