EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Marie Brown Dodge, 78, died June 23, 2005, at the home of her sister in St. Louis.
Born April 13, 1927, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Cashus Joseph and Mary Margaret Oliver England, she lived most her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Church of God. She had worked at the former Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a Foster Grandmother at the Doyle School in East Prairie.
She was married to G.W. Brown, who preceded her in death. She later married John R. Dodge, who also preceded her in death.
Two sons, Greg Brown and Timmy Brown; and one brother, Charles England, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Dwight Jones of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Leasa Brown Boyer of East Prairie; two sisters, Nadine Sterling of Imperial and Sharon Schisler of St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Joan England of New Orleans; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, with Rob Kespelher officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.