Frances Statler

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Frances V. Statler, 89, formerly of Sedgewickville, Mo., died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital in Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of Ben F. and Hettie J. Duncan Hudson. After her father's death she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Walter Ellis. She and Glen "Stanley" Statler were married Dec. 20, 1932. He died July 29, 1996.

Statler worked at the Kaiser Shipyard in California during World War II. She returned to Sedgewickville in 1945. She worked in the cafeteria at the Sedgewickville Sale Barn, and was a member of Sedgewickville United Methodist Church.

She moved to Ste. Genevieve in 1995, and had resided at Ste. Genevieve Care Center the past year.

Survivors include many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two half brothers, a stepbrother, and two stepsisters.

Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in Sedgewickville Cemetery.