Arleen M. Lutz (nee Fayfrie), 76, of Crestwood, Missouri, passed peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
She was born March 15, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Harold and Ann Fayfrie at Incarnate Word Hospital. She was the oldest of three girls. Arleen graduated from Notre Dame High school in 1965. She met the love of her life, John Lutz, while they were working together at G.E.M. Department Store in St. Louis. They married on November 9, 1968 at St. Francis of Assisi in Oakville. John and Arleen moved to Crestwood in 1971 and never left. For years they enjoyed trips with family and friends, including visits to the Caribbean for scuba diving, Bull Shoals and Lake Norfolk for fishing and skiing, and Destin, Florida for R&R. Arleen worked at Ameren UE for 36 years. Arleen was a 10 year survivor of triple negative breast cancer diagnosed in 2013. She wasn’t one to talk about it so not many people knew. She was also a long-time parishioner of St. Justin Martyr in Sunset Hills. She enjoyed painting and baking and was well known for her famous shortbread cookies. Her nickname was “Aunt Cookie.” Her later years were spent making memories with her grandchildren.
Arleen is survived by her sons, Timothy and Thomas; her daughter-in-law, Sarah Lindsey-Lutz; her grandchildren, Murray and Delaney; her sisters, Mary Ann Young and Carol (Patrick) Murphy; her sister-in-law Joan (Gary) Fuller; her brother-in-law, Paul Young; her nieces and nephews, Cindy (Warner) Baxter, Craig (Kelly) Fuller, Julia (Tim) Knox, Jennifer (Travis) Jadlot, Jason (Ashley) Young, and Jackie (Mark) Maffet; Ben (Julie) Murphy, and the late Bryan Murphy; her nephew-in-law, Rick Lang; and her great nieces and nephews, Melissa, Kathryn, Dan, Alec, Sarah, Jack, Graycen, Grace, Lily, Lauren, Owen, Bryan, Sam, Noni, Kate, Maya, Lucia, Myles, and Emmy; and her many beloved friends, including her coworkers at Ameren.
Services: Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 4-8:30 p.m. Funeral service and mass at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 11910 Eddie and Park Road on Monday, September 18, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. Internment at Sunset Memorial Park & Mausoleum, 10180 Gravois Road. Reception to follow; to be announced at mass on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter (www.alz.org) are appreciated.