Frances Burnett Shockey

Funeral services for longtime Corbett resident Frances Burnett Shockey, 89, of McAlester were held Tuesday, March19, 2019 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at the Corbett Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Shockey passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Walnut Grove Nursing Home in McAlester.

Frances Retta Hardin was born March 5, 1930 in Hico, Texas, the youngest of three daughters born to John Henry Hardin and Zellie Frances (Turner) Hardin. The Hardin family moved to Oklahoma when Frances was yet a teenager and settled in Oklahoma City. Frances finished her schooling, graduating from Northwest Classen High School.

Frances married the late L.D. Burnett and they settled in the Corbett community where together they raised five children; daughters, Teresa, Jeanie and Nita and sons, Gary and Max. Frances worked tirelessly as a homemaker, caring and providing for her young family.

When all of her children were nearly grown, she began working at the OU Goddard Health Center. Several years later she retired as Office Manager.

Frances was a woman of great faith and a member of the Baptist faith. She attended church in Corbett, Lexington and most recently Wilburton.

Frances later remarried Olen Shockey and they split time between Oklahoma and Washington State. For the last 3-1/2 years, she has lived in McAlester to be closer to her son and caregiver Gary. She was a wonderful wife and mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be dearly missed!

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Eric Maguire; her husband, LD Burnett; parents, Henry and Zellie Hardin; two sisters, Juanita Windham and Leoma Phillips and son-in-law, Rene Daignault. 

Frances is survived by her sons, Gary Burnett and wife, Sharon, of Wilburton and Max Burnett of Seminole; her daughters, Teresa Maguire and husband, Chet, of Fairfield, Ill., Jeanie Robbins and husband, Russell, of Eufaula, Ala., and Nita Daignault of Edmond; her husband, Olen Shockey of Eltopia, Washington; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and one more on the way and a host of other family and friends.

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