WEBB CITY, Mo. —
Frances C. Marshall, who was born on Sept. 30, 1922, to Arthur W. and Alta B. Rusk Thomas, joined her heavenly father on Sept. 9, 2013.
She was born at home on "county line" - what is now 32nd Street. Her birth home was razed this year due to devastation from the tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011. She graduated from Seneca High School and quickly began her working career.
She married Loren Knox Marshall, moved to Tulsa, Okla., and worked for McDonough Douglas Aircraft. Of this union, her two most cherished possessions were bestowed upon her: a son, Thomas Knox Marshall and a daughter, Lori Fran Marshall. She raised her children to know and follow Christ's teachings.
Frances was a kind and loving mother and friend, always willing to listen and share her knowledge and offer her insight when asked. Her children's friends became her friends, as did her grandchildren's friends.
Frances retired from the University of Missouri Extension Center in Carthage, at the age of 79. She visited with and spoke often of her life-long friends she made there and referred to her boss, Ed Browning, as her other son.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Loren Knox Marshall; and her precious son, Thomas Knox Marshall.
Survivors include her daughter, Lori Fran Marshall, who was so fortunate to share a home and have such a loving relationship with her mother; her granddaughter, Kelsey Faith Lundien; her grandson, Thomas Loren Marshall; and her great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Andres` and Isabel, whose little faces just made her smile so big.
Momma, you hoped for the best. You made things right. We laughed with you often. You listened with your heart. You encouraged and embraced us. You gave all your time to us and accepted our mistakes. You loved and you will always be loved.
Private family services will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hedge-Lewis Funeral Home & Crematory.
Online condolences may be made at www.hedgelewis.com