Frances L. (Zurilla) Swofford ~ in our care ... September 13, 2020

Frances L. (Zurilla) Swofford ~ in our care … September 13, 2020

Frances “Francie” L. Swofford, 79, of Maysville, Mo., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family after a well fought battle with breast cancer.

Francie was born on September 21, 1940 in Lilly, Pennsylvania to Michael and Helen Zurilla.

She moved out to Missouri to attend flight attendant school, where she met Duane, and they wed June 17, 1961.

They lived in Kansas City until 1979, when they moved to Maysville, Mo.

Francie was a waitress and loved visiting with customers, and did that until her and Duane started “The Statuary” business at their home in 1993.

She loved life and never met a stranger.

She loved her home, her family, her flowers, and her friends.

Francie was a free-spirited and fun-loving person, who welcomed everyone into her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Helen Zurilla, and her sister, Betty Capouellez.

Francie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Duane, her daughters, Renee (Rick) Munson, Pamela (Brent) Stanton, and Joyce (Rick Ruggeri) Swofford; grandchildren, Kent Munson, Brad Munson, Haley (Cole) Holiday, Brett Hogue, and Taylor Stanton, two great grandchildren, Josie and Stevie Holiday, brother, Bob Chislow, nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and a multitude of friends.

Francie has been cremated under the direction of Turner Family Funeral Home, and there will be no formal funeral service, however, a “Celebration of Her Life” will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, where the family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral home in Maysville.

Memorials in Francie’s honor may be made to the Maysville Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.

12 Responses to “Frances L. (Zurilla) Swofford ~ in our care … September 13, 2020”

  1. Kelley Jennings September 15, 2020 at 1:30 am #

    I never met Frances but knew her very well through her daughter, Joyce, my coworker and friend. I loved her all the same. She is loved by many… and I’m so glad her family was there. Bob and I are thinking of you all. She will be missed.

    Bob and Kelley Jennings

    • Pamel September 16, 2020 at 4:26 am #

      Thank you so much Kelley and Bob, we are touched by your thoughtfulness! ❤️❤️

  2. Jan Knechtenhofer September 15, 2020 at 4:28 am #

    I have heard so many wonderful things about “Granny” according to my daughter Kelsey. She loved being included in the family events and getting to spend time with all the family. May she Rest In Peace and know that she touched so many peoples lives and brought happiness. Prayers of comfort and precious memories in your hearts.

    • Pam September 16, 2020 at 4:31 am #

      Jan, Kelsey has been so wonderful to our entire family! Mom loved her, Tucker and Brecken like her own❣️

  3. Tony & Barb Ganote September 15, 2020 at 2:02 pm #

    Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a truly wonderful lady!

  4. Pam Rosenberg September 15, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    Duane and family, we are so sorry to hear of Frances passing, what a wonderful person. Please know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our payers. God Bless
    Robert Morin and family.

  5. Diana Wiedmaier September 16, 2020 at 1:56 am #

    Frances was a well liked person who never met a stranger She was the “mother” to many of her daughters friends and enjoyed having them at their home. Peace and prayers to the family.

  6. BOB AND DEBBIE DUNGY September 16, 2020 at 3:07 am #

    So sorry to hear about Frances. Bob and I always enjoyed seeing her and Duane when they came to the store. She was such a pleasant person to visit with.

  7. Frank owen September 16, 2020 at 6:15 pm #

    So very sorry for the loss of Francis. She was a lovely person and loved everyone. So glad I got to see her a few times on the way to therapy. She will be remembered well.

  8. Lisa Bird September 17, 2020 at 1:16 am #

    So sorry for your loss, your mom was one of the best! Prayers for you girls, Duane and your families. Loved visiting your mom at The Statuary. Lisa and Brent Bird

  9. Sheri J Goetz September 17, 2020 at 10:09 pm #

    We are thinking of all of you during this sad time. Although I didn’t know Frances very well, I feel like I knew her through all of you. Her love and dedication to family is evident in you. The efforts you made to love her so well… as if “Nothing is worth more than this day.” (Goethe)
    Prayers for rest, peace of mind, and a lifetime of precious memories.
    Love you all,
    Gary & Sheri (Stanton) Goetz

  10. Terri Jermain October 11, 2020 at 5:07 pm #

    Pam and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom. I think of her and your wonderful family when I water my flowers around the eagle I got from her at The Statuary. She will be missed.
    Love and prayers,
    Terri and Tim, Zach, Ben and Sarah, Nate, and Matt Jermain
    37289 US Hwy. 136
    Conception Jct. , MO 64434

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