Frances May Hilburn

Friday, February 27, 2015

Frances May Hilburn, 74, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Barone Alzheimer's Care Center, in Nevada, following a lengthy illness. Frances was born on June 8, 1940, in Sheldon, Mo., to Joe C. and Dona V. (Mann) Starlin.

Frances was raised in Sheldon and attended Sheldon High School graduating with the Class of 1959. She spent most of her adult life living in Nevada. Frances worked at the Nevada Habilitation Center for 19 years until her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Lana Kurt and her husband, Brian, Nevada, and Terrin Ast and her husband, Kendall, Nevada; five grandchildren, Heather Keenoy and her husband, Matt, Roeland Park, Kan., Dalton Kurt, Nevada, Kodee Ast, Nevada, Kayler Ast, Nevada, and Kayden Ast, Nevada; one great-grandson, Korbin Keenoy; one brother, Randy Starlin, Sheldon; two sisters, Doris McGrath, Nevada, and Joyce Hoover, Wichita, Kan.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Sheldon Cemetery, in Sheldon, with Mike Hutchens officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Barone Alzheimer's Care Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada.

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