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Frank Fore

May 27th, 1933 - Oct 2nd, 2019

There will be no services.


   Frank Ervin Fore, age 86, of Flora, IL, formerly of Mt. Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Flora Care Center, Flora, IL. 

   Frank was born in Olney, IL, on May 27, 1933, the son of Clarence F. and Cora Lucille (Gannon) Fore. He married Billie Jean Lowhorn on October 9, 1952. Frank enjoyed traveling to state and national parks, history, reading Louis L’Amour books, many outdoor activities, and the comfort of a recliner. 

   Frank is survived by his two sons, Clarence “Butch” (Angie) Fore of Troy, MO, Frank C. Fore (Penny) of Boquete, Panama, and two daughters, Jackie (Chris Garner) Buhl of Beckemeyer, IL, and Tonia (Doug) Hawf of Allendale, IL. 

   Frank has nine grandchildren, Tammy (Barry) Humphrey of Winfield, MO, Angie (Cory) Bartle of Sullivan, MO, Jeremy Fore of Hannibal, MO, James (Jennifer) Fore of Sullivan, MO, Gina (Tommy) Griffin of Fargo, GA, William (Brandy) Buhl of Madeira, OH, Philip Buhl (Cassie) of New Baden, IL, Rachel Hawf and Alex Hawf, both of Allendale, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Sarah Nicole (Matt) Gunter, Gage Walker Bartle, Barry Lee Humphrey, Jr., Addison Fore, Tiffany Fore, Logan Buhl, Ivan Williams, Rebekah Williams, Patience Griffin; and four great-great-grandchildren, Bircklie Jean Fore, Khali Pennock, David Gunter, and Luke Gunter. 

   He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his three siblings, Clarence J. Fore, Edward A. Fore, Sr., and Mary Evelyn McCleave, all of Olney, IL. 

   In honor of Frank’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service or burial ceremony. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s honor by donating to the Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter in Louisville, IL, where he met and adopted his best dog, Oscar and these will be accepted through the funeral home. 


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Maria Farmer

October 4th

I’m very sorry for your loss. Frank was an amazing man. He always knew how to make me smile and brighten my day. He was truly a wonderful man.

Nancy Dehart

October 4th

So sorry to hear about Frank. It was an honor to serve him at Heritage Woods.

Sharon Bradsher

October 4th

I’m so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and comfort you all through this time of loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.

April Mills

October 4th

I had the pleasure of meeting him at the UMV , so sorry for your loss.

Pat & Cyndi Hale

October 4th

Our sincerest condolences to Frank’s family. My wife & I were neighbors to Frank & his

Mike LeMay

October 5th

Frank was a wonderful man. I loved to talk with him and hear his stories about life. As his hospice Chaplain for several months I learned how to enjoy life more.

Sandy Alles

October 5th

Butch and family, Sorry to hear this news. My condolances to your family. Blessings!

Dana Hosick

October 5th

So sorry to learn of Frank's passing. When working as a homecare aide, I had the privilege of helping Frank. Since I helped him five days a week, I got to know him well and was also his helper when he returned to the area. Unfortunately I lost touch after he left Heritage Woods, but will always remember him fondly. He could be stubborn as a mule, but had a good heart as was so clear to me by the love of both of his dogs that he had when I worked for him, Oscar and the one he had before him, though I can't remember the name. Rest well, Frank. My sympathies to Butch and the rest of the family.

Tara & Dave Parman

October 5th

You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. You are in our prayers. God bless and keep you.



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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

500 North Main Street
Flora, Illinois 62839

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