Frances Elizabeth Brown (98) of Chesterfield, Missouri


Published on February 3 2014 7:03 am

Frances Elizabeth Brown, 98, of Town & Country, MO, formerly of Altamont, died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, February 1, 2014 at The Cedars in Town & Country.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Willie Deuel officiating.  Burial will be in Altamont Union Cemetery.  Visitation will be for two hours prior to service time. Memorials may be made to the Gentiva Hospice, 2055 Craigshire Road, Suite 410, Attention: Sarah, St. Louis, MO 63146, First United Methodist Church in Altamont, or the Donor’s Choice.

Frances was born on September 18, 1915 in Rural St. Elmo, Fayette County, Illinois to James Grover and Annora Leota (Dowds) Parks. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and Order of the Easter Star, both of Altamont and had been a past member of the D.A.R.   Frances opened the Beauty Box in 1959 and operated her business for 34 years.  She loved gardening, bird watching and traveling.  Also, she had been employed at the Robert Grubaugh Frozen Custard Stand, and the Garment Factory both of Altamont.  In 1993, Frances moved to St. Louis, MO to live with her daughter Delores (Brown) Henry.

She is survived by her daughter, Delores Henry of Maryland Heights, MO, sister-in-law, Mary Parks of Los Angeles, CA, granddaughters, Lea Ann Brown (Duncan) Skogsberg, Lynne (Brown) Gaska, Contina (Campe) Pierson and Michael, Susan Campe Bel and Matthew, Constance Henry Giratos and Patrick; grandsons, Michael Henry, David Henry and Katie, thirteen great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Wayland Brown, daughter-in-law, June Lee Brown, daughter, Myrna Campe, sons-in-law, Delbert Campe and James Henry, sister, Erma Vogel, brothers, Charles and Russell Parks, sister-in-law, Ruth Parks, and brother-in-law, Lee Vogel.

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