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Graveside Service: 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Oskaloosa Cemetery, Xenia
Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Mary E. Frost, age 91, of Xenia, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, July 7, 2017, at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, Illinois.
Mary was born November 16, 1925, in Louisville, the daughter of Alfred and Cora (Daugherty) Dawkins. She married Robert E. Frost on May 12, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and together they shared 54 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on August 9, 1997. Mary was a lifelong member of Bethel Christian Church of Louisville. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a quilter who loved any kind of handwork including making Halloween costumes and clothing, and was also known for her cooking. Mary was very involved with her grandkids and great grandkids, and enjoyed having family over for the holidays.
Mary is survived by her son: James Frost (wife Janice) of Xenia; a daughter-in-law: Lois Frost of Altamont; 3 grandchildren: Dr. Robert Frost (wife Leigh) of Altamont, Amy Ruckman (husband Brad) of Altamont, and Jamie (Gordon) Kemmerer of Xenia; 6 great-grandchildren: Clayton and Allyson Ruckman, Sam and Norah Frost, and Glenn and Tyler Kemmerer; and a brother-in-law: Guy Frost of Louisville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son: William Frost who passed away on January 20, 2009; a sister: Cleone Pulliam; and 4 brothers: Ernest, Ervil Ray, Bernard, and William Dawkins.
A visitation for Mary Frost will be held Sunday, July 9, 2017, from 3-5 p.m. at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, followed by a graveside service at 5:30 p.m. at Oskaloosa Cemetery, Xenia. Memorials may be given to Oskaloosa Cemetery Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I love Mary so much, she will be so missed.
Just want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers!!
I have so many fond memories of Mary. Jim, Janice, Jamie and other family members, may you find peace from God as you face this difficult time. Sending love and hugs!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Prayers and thoughts for Mary's family and friends. Mary was a great sister-in-law and a sweet aunt to our children. She will always be remembered fondly.
I spent a lot of time in Marys' room at Lutheran Care, listening to stories and just chatting about different things, looking at all the different things she would make with her crochet needle and yarn, she was always so pleasant and sweet, ready to give a smile and a listening ear, as I did for her too. I will miss her so much.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs.
I'm sure going to miss Mary she was a beautiful person inside and out you all are in my thoughts and prayers love to all
My sincere sympathies to the family, and prayers as you move forward from her death. May God comfort you at this time.
I will miss my sweet Mary Edith! We always had a laugh on her good days and cried together occasionally on the bad days! She certainly a very special lady! Can't wait to see her in Heaven someday!
I have so many wonderful memories about Mary, my Dad's cousin. As a little girl to adulthood, I thought she was so pretty, hair styled and dressed so fine. She was a dedicated PTA Mother at Oskaloosa grade school and Basketball Fan. She was a proud grandmother and great grandmother. She was above all a Christian and lived her Life as an example to me and all those around her. The Dawkins name was often hard to live up to, but Mary crossed the line as a champion. Peace be with you Mary. You lived your life in the way that all of us should follow.