Frances Gilkerson, 92, of Chrisman, and formerly of Metcalf, passed away at 12:10a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Pleasant Meadows Health Care. She was employed at the Zenith plant in Paris for 27 years and was an Avon representative in the Metcalf area for more than 40 years.
A graveside service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Young America Cemetery, north of Hume, with the Rev. Virgil Haynes officiating. Burial follows the service at the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Joines Funeral Home, Newman, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mrs. Gilkerson was born Feb. 1, 1927, at Oakland, the daughter of Earl and Mary Pfertsh Scott. She married Ernie Gilkerson March 24, 1943, and he preceded her in death May 3, 2005.
Surviving are one son, Rich Gilkerson of Newman; two granddaughters, Mindi Jones of North Liberty, Iowa, and Tina Queary, of Midland, Mich.; six great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece; and former daughter- in-law, Pam Krabel of Hume.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and one sister.
She was a member of the Metcalf Christian Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Metcalf Fire Department.