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Frances Mayer


Graveside memorial services for Frances Mayer, 95, of Purcell will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Rosedale Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

  Emma Frances Mayer passed away on April 29,2022 in Purcell, Okla.

Frances was born on June 6, 1926 in Stratford, Okla., to Jesse Stephenson Jones and Mary Ann (Chambers). She was raised on their home place one mile south from town, and attended Stratford school. She was then selected as one of two students to receive federally funded technical training, in Shawnee, to prepare workers for the war effort.

After completion of the program, she worked at Tinker Field. Frances’s job was to weld seats on bombers.

Frances married Oscar Lee Mayer when he returned from the Navy during WWII. They were married July 16, 1945 in Shawnee. The couple moved to Rosedale in 1947. Then they moved to Wayne while their three children attended school. In 1981 they returned to Rosedale.

Frances was a lifelong, faithful member of the Church of Christ. She loved being active in her community. She was a patriotic person, and a member of the Democratic Party.  Frances was a homemaker and business partner with Lee. She worked for the McClain County Election Board, Rosedale Precinct, for 19 years as an Inspector. Frances was a talented oil painter. She was gifted at cooking, gardening, quilting, stitchery, and animal training.

Frances was a gentle, beautiful lady, and a warm, wonderful, person. She was a genuine source of love, encouragement, and peace to all those whose lives she touched.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Mary Ann Jones; her husband, Lee, and her siblings Jesse “Sam” Jones, Henry Jones and Betty Bell.

Frances is survived by her children, Charlotte Harrison and husband, Maxwell, of Muskogee, Stephen Mayer and wife, Tammy, of Byars, and Stanley Mayer of Vermont; grandkids, Lyle Jason Shroyer and husband, Peter Noll, of Jackson, Tennessee, Paul Taylor Mayer and wife, Mandi, of Purcell, and Julie Herzig and husband, Brett, of San Jose, California; and great-grandchildren, Laramy Taylor, Avery, Natalie, Sadie, Parker, Luke and Andrew.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to one of Frances’s favorite charities, Tiptons Children’s Home or Disabled American Veterans. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to her caregivers. Her final years were brightened by her loving friends and the staff at Westbrook Gardens and Sunset Estates.

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.