Mrs. Counts is survived by her loving husband, Robert Counts of Wentzville, MO; 2 step-sons: Brian Counts of Harvester, MO and Chris (Becky) Counts of O'Fallon, MO; 2 sisters: Carol Ann English of Montgomery City, MO and Sandra (John) Ahrens of Branson, MO and one grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents: Elmer Fennewald and Virginia Amppman nee Weston. Mrs. Counts was a United States Army Veteran. She enjoyed writing historical romance stories and she had nine books published. She was an avid Ellowyne Wilde Doll collector, she had about 130 dolls in her collection. Mr. and Mrs. Counts were married on March 23, 2002 in Troy, Missouri. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.