Mary Frances Jones, 84, departed this world Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at her home in Yerington, Nevada, with loving family by her side.
She is survived by two sons from her first marriage to Floyd Eugene "Gene" Eoff: Robert Henry Eoff, of Yerington, Nevada and William Jeffrey Eoff, of Sacramento, California; her step-brother, William Cole; eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; her only sister, Nancy Pool, of Dallas, Texas; first cousins Anne Dougherty, of Norman, Oklahoma, Sally North, of Los Angeles, California, and Dr. Robert J. Weedn, of Duncan, Oklahoma; her uncle Dr. James L. Patterson, of Butte, Montana; her niece, Shelly Billings and nephew, Chris Rice, both of Texas; and numerous members of her extended family.
Mary Frances was a very bright and fair natured child who was loved and treasured by all the people whose lives she shared. Born the elder daughter of George William Brown and Mildred Florence Patterson on May 11, 1935 in Duncan, Oklahoma she attended public schools in Duncan and graduated from Duncan High School in June of 1953. She attended the University of Oklahoma for several semesters prior to the birth of her first son in autumn of 1955.
Mary Frances moved with her family to Santa Barbara, California, in the summer of 1962, where she lived for more than a decade. She was always involved in the lives of her children and played many roles from Den Mother to Sunday School teacher, to a boy's Best Coach and Biggest Fan. Mary Frances had a beautiful soprano voice and loved to sing a cappella at the Church of Christ alongside her husband's deep baritone. Returning to Duncan in the early 1980s , she met and married Billy Dale Jones. She continued to live in Duncan working many years as a travel agent and attending First Baptist Church. In the Summer of 2016 she moved to her late residence in the high desert, which she shared with her younger son and his wife until her passing.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 17 at Don Grantham Funeral home Chapel with Dick Greenwood officiating. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral home. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 16 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Viewing will begin Tuesday afternoon. Donations in Mary Frances Jones name may be made to the charity of your choice.
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