Frances Louise Blackwell


    Frances Louise Blackwell of Gerald, Missouri was  born on April 28, 1942 to Franklin and Mildred (Jaeger) Blanton in Iowa and passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at the age of 77 years.


    She married Billy Ray Blackwell on February 28, 1962 in Gerald, Missouri.
    She  was a member of First Baptist Church in  Owensville, Missouri.  She enjoyed her dogs, drawing, reading, going to her kid’s sporting events, and  spending time with her grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Mildred Blanton; brothers, Fred, Jimmie and Leslie Blanton; and sister, Bonnie Jordan.
    She is survived by her husband, Billy Ray of the home;  children, Robert Schebaum and wife Kathy of Fulton, Missouri, Billy R. Blackwell Jr. and wife Cathy of Union, Missouri, Tom Blackwell and wife Jennifer of Greenbrier, Tennessee, Deanna Halloran and husband Sean of Arnold, Missouri and Sean Blackwell of Union, Missouri; brothers, Frank Blanton and wife Pat of Sullivan, Missouri and John Blanton and wife Karol of Bourbon, Missouri; sisters, Kathy Shoemaker and husband Stanley of Owensville, Missouri and Joan King and husband Jerry of Bourbon, Missouri; brother-in-law, Tom Jordan of Bourbon, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the Gottenstroter Chapel in Owensville, Missouri with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating.  
    Arrangements under the direction of the Gottenstroter Funeral Home in Owensville, Missouri.