Effingham Daily News
---- — Frances Elizabeth Brown, 98, of Town & Country, Mo., formerly of Altamont, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at The Cedars in Town & Country, Mo.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with the Rev. Willie Deuel officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time. In loving memory of Frances, memorials may be made to the Gentiva Hospice, 2055 Craigshire Road, Suite 410, Attention: Sarah, St. Louis, MO 63146, First United Methodist Church, Altamont, or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.
Frances was born on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1915, in rural St. Elmo, Fayette County, to James Grover and Annora Leota (Dowds) Parks. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Order of the Eastern Star, both of Altamont, and had been a past member of the D.A.R. Frances opened the Beauty Box in 1959 and operated her business for 34 years. She loved gardening, bird watching and traveling. Also, she had been employed at the Robert Grubaugh Frozen Custard Stand, and the Garment Factory, both of Altamont. In 1993, Frances moved to St. Louis, to live with her daughter, Delores (Brown) Henry.
She is survived by her daughter, Delores (Brown) Henry of Maryland Heights, Mo.; sister-in-law, Mary Parks of Los Angeles, Calif.; granddaughters, Lea Ann Brown (Duncan) Skogsberg, Lynne (Brown) Gaska, Contina (Campe) Pierson (Michael), Susan Campe (Matthew) Bel, Constance Henry (Patrick) Giratos; grandsons, Michael Henry, David (Katie) Henry; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Myrna Campe; son, James Wayland Brown; daughter-in-law, June Lee (James) Brown; sons-in-law, Delbert Campe and James Henry; sister, Erma (Parks) Vogel; brothers, Charles and Russell Parks; sister-in-law, Ruth Parks; and brother-in-law, Lee Vogel.
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