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Passed away in Granite City, Illinois on Saturday May 5, 2018, due to heart disease. She was born on March 4, 1971 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Sally E. Aikman Faulkner and Paul Lee Faulkner. She was later adopted by Robert E. DeRoy.
She is survived by her children, Arron Kleckner, James Watson, Joseph (JoJoe) Watson, Brittany Watson and Timothy Dylan Watson; her grandchildren Alexander Bird, Aurora and Kairi Watson and her brother Paul DeRoy and sister Kathleen (Carolyn) Merkel.
Denise was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Edward Faulkner and Lewis Faulkner and her aunt Margaret Faulkner.
Denise was known as Momma D. Her home was always filled with love, compassion and plenty of food for all the neighborhood kids.
The memorial service for Denise will be held Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Blanchett Park in St. Charles, MO.