The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


February 23, 2014

Frances Ann Dyer

NEOSHO, Mo. — Frances Ann Dyer, 93, Neosho, died Feb. 20, 2014, at Freeman Hospital in Neosho, following a short illness.

Frances was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Hughes Springs, Texas and moved to Boulder City, Mo., in 1947, from Texas. She and her husband, Claude, owned and operated the Boulder City Grocery Store from 1947 to 1973 and she had worked at Big Smith and La Z Boy, retiring from La Z Boy in 1988. Frances was an avid card player and an active member of the Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ.

She married Claude Dyer in May of 1944, at Dallas, Texas and he preceded her in death on May 2, 1991.

Frances is survived by two sons, Jarrell Wayne Dyer and wife, Carolyn, Stark City and Ron Dyer and wife, Vickey, Sherrills Ford, N.C.; four grandchildren, Brian Dyer, Jeff Dyer, Cheryl Poage and Brad Dyer; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Dean Moore, Wichita, Kan. and Maxine Beckett, Hughes Springs, Texas; and a brother, John Hall, Ore City, Texas. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Glenn.

Services will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories with Denny Kruse officiating. Interment will follow in the Hazel Green Cemetery, Boulder City, Mo.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Frances may be made to Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ or Hazel Green Cemetery, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850.

Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

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