Frances DeVore

Friday, July 30, 2004

Frances DeVore, 86, of Arcadia, Mo., died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her home.

She was born Dec. 28, 1917, in Scott City, daughter of Frank Alfred and Florence Tiller Nicolaides. She and Dr. Wolden W. DeVore were married in 1944.

DeVore was a 1935 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau, attended Southeast Missouri State University three years, and taught school a year. She received a doctor of chiropractic degree in 1943 from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind.

After her husband's discharge from the U.S. Army, they practiced chiropractics in Fayette and Chillicothe, Mo. They then established the Valley Chiropractic Clinic in Ironton, Mo., where they practiced from 1951 until retiring in 1992.

Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Hogan of Bismarck, Mo., Jenna Frank of Labadie, Mo.; two sons, Dr. Jeffrey DeVore of Fullerton, Calif., Kip DeVore of Arcadia; two sisters, Dr. Hedi Foster of Osage Beach, Mo., Pat Ray of Beaverton, Ore.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

A private family service was held July 22 at Bryson Funeral Home in Pilot Knob, Mo. Burial was in Cape County Memorial Park.