Frances Elizabeth Beisly

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Frances Elizabeth Beisly, 90, formerly of Sheldon and Nevada, passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home, in Butler, Mo., following a lengthy illness. Frances was born Feb. 11, 1924, in Casey, Iowa, to Stephen B. and Grace M. (Brewer) Karhoff. She was united in marriage to Murry William Beisly on March 20, 1940, in Lamar, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1996.

Frances came with her family to Vernon County at a young age where she attended Sheldon High School. Following high school she worked at the Nevada State Hospital and later the Nevada City Hospital for many years. Frances was a devoted caregiver and also provided private nursing care for a time. In 1971, she moved to Payette, Idaho, and began working for Ore-Ida Foods Inc. in Ontario, Ore., as the plant nurse until her retirement in 1993. Frances returned to Nevada in 1994. She has resided in Butler for the past three years. Frances attended the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nevada.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Charlene (McGee) Stupheit, Ontario, Ore.,, and Carolyn Wynes and her husband, Dick, Laramie, Wyo.; five grandchildren, Tammy Smith, Dennis M. McGee, Murry Wynes, Geoffery Applegate, and Charisse Place; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Alice Wilson, Nevada; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Linda Conrad, Nevada and Mary Buckner, Sheldon. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; nine sisters; two brothers; and one daughter, Barbara Rae Applegate.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Matthew Benjamin officiating. Interment will be held in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Nevada. A rosary service will held at 5 p.m., Thursday, with visitation following until 7 p.m., at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church "Building Fund" in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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