Frances Elaine (Davidson) Kelley

Frances Elaine (Davidson) Kelley


Frances Elaine (Davidson) Kelley, 82, of Green Castle, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2024 at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

Born March 13, 1942 in Adair County, Missouri Frances was the daughter of the late Francis Marion and Eileen Bernice (Reesman) Davidson. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Larry and Howard Davidson. On January 28, 1961 in Kirksville, Missouri, Frances was united in marriage to Gary Kelley.

Frances is survived by her husband Gary of sixty-three years; ; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie and Bobby McCartney and Brenda Mason all of Kirksville, MO; three brothers, Marty Davidson of Edina, MO and Art Davidson of Austin, TX and Norman (Rhonda) Davidson of Kirksville, MO; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Janet and Dennis Garlock of Gibbs, MO, Kate Laird of Elmer, MO, Wava Phillips of Kirksville, MO, Barb and Richard Peterson of Tuleta TX, and Penny Davidson of Springfield, MO; three grandchildren, Eric (April) Mason of Millard, MO, Shawn (Heather) Mason of Greentop, MO, and Dalton (Tessa) McCartney of Kirksville, MO; ten great-grandchildren; as well as five great-great-grandchildren. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Frances graduated from Brashear High School with the Class of 1962 and had resided in Green Castle since 1988. She was a housewife and homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, being outdoors, spending time with her grandchildren, and will be remembered for always working hard for her family she loved so much.

Public visitation will be held Wednesday, July 3, 2024 beginning at 10:30 a.m. with services following at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hurdland, Missouri.

Memorial donations in memory of Frances may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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