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FRANCES EVELYN (DAVIS) ATTEBERRY, 96, of Arthur, IL passed away at 2:15 P.M. on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Arthur Home.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the First Baptist Church, 120 East Park Street in Arthur, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Arthur, IL. Rev. John Stewart will officiate. A funeral dinner will be held immediately after the funeral in the church basement. Committal services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday in the Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan, IL. To leave online condolences please visit, www.edwardsfh.net . In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Arthur, IL or the Activity Fund at the Arthur Home.
Frances was born on August 26, 1918 in Moultrie County, IL. She was a daughter of Clifford F. and Maye Nancy (Harris) Davis. She married Dale D. Atteberry on December 11, 1937 in Brazil, IN. He passed away on January 26, 1992.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Hannon of Decatur, IL, Debby Webb and her husband J.B. of Decatur and Nancy Clark and her husband George of Arthur, IL; six grandchildren, Lynsey Tate, Laury Monette, Clay Curtis, Jordon Clark and his wife Amber, Kara Campbell and her husband Tony and Kama Webb; nine great-grandchildren, Tim Monette, Matthew Tate, Addison Strum, Allison Campbell, Brooke Clark, Caden Smith, Ainsley Campbell, Avery Smith and Alexandria Clark; one great-great-grandson, Landon McCoy; two sisters, Georgia Ellen Fitzjarrald of Arthur, IL and Barbara Armington of San Rafael, CA and many nieces and nephews.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dale D. Atteberry, a son-in-law, Gordon Hannon, her stepmother, Mayme Davis and a brother, Edward Harris Davis.
Frances graduated from Arthur Township High School in 1936. She was a member of the Drama Club and the award winning Arthur High School Band. She was a graduate of Terre Haute Commercial College.
Frances was a homemaker and also did clerical work for Progress Casket Company.
Frances was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Arthur, IL, the Arthur Baptist Women, the Arthur Women’s Club, the American Quarter Horse Association and the Arthuritics Kitchen Band.
She was a faithful volunteer, helping out at numerous church activities, the Arthur Visitors Center and Arthur Senior Citizens.
She was also an avid Illini Football fan and enjoyed tailgating with family and friends.
Frances’ family would like to express their thanks to the Cancer Care Center of Decatur, IL, especially Dr. Sebastien Kairouz; the staff at the Arthur Home; Lincolnland Hospice; Rev. John Stewart and everyone at the First Baptist Church of Arthur, IL.
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