January 10, 2002

(11/17/1909 - 1/09/2002)

Frances E. George, 92, of Downing, MO, passed away at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, MO, January 9, 2002.

The daughter of Aaron and Sarah Margaret (Johnson) Eason, she was born in the Jimtown community of Schuyler County, MO on November 17, 1909.

She graduated from the Lancaster High School and attended one year of business school. She was always active in the Democrat Party, serving on the Democratic Committee as a member for several years. She was a charter member of the Lancaster Garden Club and a (lifetime) member of the Schuyler County Historical Society. She was a past 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Lancaster Christian Church, but after moving to Downing, attended the Community Christian Church there. Frances also worked for many years as a secretary to the high school in Lancaster, MO.

She was united in marriage to Frank Reid George on November 18, 1933 in Oskaloosa, IA. To this union one daughter was born.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on October 19, 1978; five sisters, Eileen Graves, Iona Ogan, Lavanchia Eason, Alvesta Collins and Mary Eason; also three brothers, Reverdy Eason, Nulty Eason and Lee Eason.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and William E. (Bill) Mobley of Downing, MO; three grandchildren, Robert Bruce and wife, Jean Mobley of Macon, MO, Robin and husband, Donald Jackson of Downing, MO and Pamela and husband, Tony Stice of Downing, MO; seven great-grandchildren, Ronald Jackson, Kade Jackson, Kala Jackson, Riley Jackson, Kara Jackson, Vernonica Mauler and Melanie Stice.

Funeral services were held on January 12, 2002, at the Norman Funeral Home in Downing, MO, with Harold Marshall, pastor of the Community Christian Church officiating. Music was provided by organist, Linda Ketchum and members of the Community Christian Church congregation sang. Pallbearers were Bruce Mobley, Tony Stice, Donald Jackson, Kade Jackson, Ronald Jackson, and Kala Jackson. Interment was in the Downing City Cemetery, Downing, MO. Memorials have been established for the Jimtown Cemetery or Downing City Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Norman Funeral Home.

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