Frances was born September 14, 1925, in Caruthersville, Missouri.  She was the daughter of George Blaylock and Lola Lovins Blaylock.

She departed this life at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Missouri on August 26, 2016.  She was 90 years old.

On September 13, 1943, she was united in marriage to Edgar Paul Swinney.  He preceded her in death. 

Frances was a member of the First Christian Church.

She loved working word puzzle books and number puzzle books.  More than working puzzle books, she loved taking care of her children and her grandchildren.

Survived by – 3 daughters – Trennia Cummings and her husband, Bo – Caruthersville, Missouri

Michele Swinney – Hayti, Missouri

Lisa Roberson and her husband, Joe – Caruthersville, Missouri

                        8 grandchildren- Mike Wicker, Chris Cummings, Gari Flowers, Jereme Lytle, Austin Roberson, Doug Adams, Jason Swinney, Stacy Swinney

11 great children

1 great great granddaughter

Many other relatives and many, many friends

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 2 children-Paulette Addams, and Eddie Swinney, and 2 grandsons-Eddie Wicker and Dewayne Lytle

Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the H.S. Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Pilcher officiating.  Interment was in Little Prairie Cemetery.

Pall bearers:  Chris Cummings, Bailey Cummings, Andrew Cummings, Michael Askue, Dustin Cutler, Kyle Helfer. 

H.S. Smith Funeral Home in charge of services. 


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