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Frances L. Southern, age 68, of Milford, MO died at her home, Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Frances was born June 24, 1945 at Highland Park, MI to Russell S. Kelley and Alice B. (Camp) Kelley.  She graduated Lamar High School and later obtained a bachelor’s degree from MSSU.  She worked as a Probation & Parole Office before retirement.  Frances was involved in 4H Helping Hands, volunteered at the Moss House in Nevada, MO, was involved in Angels Wings Domestic Violence Prevention and Victims Rights Marches, and was an avid reader, gardener, and facebooker.

Frances leaves behind one brother, William “Bill” & Turid Kelley, CA; two sisters, Ina Mae & Charlie Brooks, Lamar, MO and Dorothy Joan & Bob McMackin, Metaline, WA; and one granddaughter who she raised, Ashlyn Sisk.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two daughters Dana Southern Sisk and Barbara Lynn Brown; and a close special friend, Albert Lou Lau.

Graveside service will be 2:00 pm Friday, June 13, 2014 at St. James Cemetery, Milford, MO.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to Moss House in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#13 Lamar, Mo.Cinda Miller 2014-06-13 07:09
I enjoyed working with Fran in 4-H. She was always there helping and so good with Ashlyn. She was a kind and caring person. Sending prayers of comfort to Ashlyn and all her family. God bless you.
#12 Lamar MOBecky Costley 2014-06-13 06:17
I am going to miss Fran's Facebook entries - what a writer!:-) I got to know her through Girl Scouts and 4-H and I agree, my life was richer for the time I got to spend with her and hear her stories if my husband and his sister Mary of when they were all growing up near Milford. She will be missed by many and always thought of with a smile-praying for comfort for her family and Ashlyn.
#11 Bonne Terre, MoDavid Peppers 2014-06-12 10:35
I have nothing but fond memories of Fran.
#10 Pittsburg, KSWendy Justice 2014-06-12 06:17
I knew Fran for many years through riding horses. She enjoyed getting to ride and being out with friends in the country. She will be dearly missed by her horse riding buddies.
#9 Springfield, MoCurtis 2014-06-11 11:17
I first met Fran as my mentor working for Probation and Parole. She quickly became a good friend who I shared many happy memories. She made a big impact on me and I will miss her dearly.
#8 Carthage, MoJanna Bentz 2014-06-11 10:14
The world has lost a special lady. I, like many others, gained wisdom from her life experiences. I worked with her for years at P&P in Nevada and never knew anyone with such wit and insight into people. She met so many hardships but always remained positive. Will miss her greatly.
#7 Sheldon, MOSue Costley 2014-06-11 09:13
So sorry to hear of Fran's passing. Such a wonderful lady. Think of her often and will greatly miss her. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
#6 Raymore, MOShannon 2014-06-11 08:20
Fran was one heck of a Gal. I worked with her at P&P in Nevada for several years. She was always there for her clients and gave more hours of her time to others, then she ever did herself. I recall her as one of the "best stroy teller's I have ever met". She could have all of us in tears and should of written a few novels in my opinion. I kept in touch with her through facebook and I always enjoyed her great country stories about the farm, the wildlife and of course her family. She is happy today, as she is with her daughter's and rejoying in their company. Happy to have known such a strong, amazing lady.
#5 KC (formerly Nevada, MO)Amanda Chick 2014-06-11 07:46
Fran, you will be missed by so many. You truly helped many people in their darkest hour and time of need in such a way only you could. I will always remember working with you and listening to your stories. I am sure your reunion with your daughters is truly wonderful. Prayers to your family and friends. God bless.
#4 Deerfield, MONancy Otter Walker 2014-06-11 05:13
I met Fran during hard times with my son. She was a blessing to know. She will be missed. Cherish your memories during this difficult time.

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