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Frances Jones Chilcoat

Frances Jones Chilcoat, 95, of Knox City, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020. A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 11, at Truscott Cemetery with Dennis Duke officiating. Services were under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes, Knox City. Visitation was held July 10, at the funeral home in Knox City.

Frances was born July 3, 1925 in Burkburnett to Lurie Myrtle (Rutherford) and John Arthur Jones. She married John Chilcoat on Sept. 18, 1945 in Crowell. Frances loved to crochet and spend time with her grandchildren and family.

She is survived by her son John R. Chilcoat and wife Maria of Knox City; daughter Gayle Morgan and husband Charles Pankhurst of Munday; brother Charles N. Jones and wife Joy of Benjamin; sister Myrtle Shaw of Seymour; granddaughters Elaina Mathis and husband Joey of Rule; Lisa Smith and husband Chip of Prosper; and Terri Fernandez and husband Carlos of Abilene; grandsons Mike Chilcoat and wife Misty of Richmond, RI; Jayson Morgan and wife Rhonda of Washington, D.C.; and Tony Morgan and wife Mari of Wichita Falls; 12 great-grandchildren Cody Reece, Jason Morgan, Keegan Morgan, Colin Morgan, Cory Mathis, Lane Smith, Jerrica Morgan, Riley Smith, Kelsey Morgan, Lexie Fernandez, Courtney Edmonds and Tyler Chilcoat.

She was preceded in death by her parents Lurie and John Jones; husband John Chilcoat;  an infant brother; brother Edwin Jones; and sister Winnie Sue Nall.

Memorials may be made in Frances’ name to Hospice of Wichita Falls: 4909 Johnson Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76310.

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