Frances G. Travers
MTHS Class of 1943

July 04, 2014 1:00 amLoading… MOUNDS -- Frances G. Travers, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Mounds, died Wednesday night, July 2, 2014, in Springfield.

She was the daughter of the late Eldon and Dovie (Dyer) Grant and the wife of the late Dr. James J. Travers.

Frances worked in the Munitions Plant in Cairo during World War II. She was a wonderful wife, mother to her children and homemaker. After raising her family she worked as a bookkeeper for several retail establishments in Springfield area.

She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Springfield. When she lived in Mounds she was active in St. Mary’s Church and St. Raphael Grade School.

Survivors included two daughters, Jeanne Travers of Springfield, and Joanne (Gary) Mayes of Chatham; one son, James J. (Mikalene) Travers of Warner Robbins, Georgia; four grandchildren, Sarah and Greg Mayes, James Travers and Elizabeth Williamson; three great-grandchildren, James and Catherine Travers and Veronica Williamson; one sister, Pam (Bob) Timm of St. Charles; one sister-in-law, Charlotte Grant of Olive Branch; one brother-in-law, Charles J. (Sondra) Travers of Birmingham, Michigan; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Seldon Grant.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cairo, with Father Chris Mujule officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Mounds. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, July 4, at Crain Funeral Home in Cairo, with Rosary service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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