So sorry to hear of Frances' passing. She was a dear woman whom I thought a lot of while growing up. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
My sincere condolences to the Bannister Family for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in Ecclesiastes 9:5 where we read that our loved ones are peacefully asleep.
She was a grand lady!! So proud of her boys and their families. Loved visiting her when she still lived on Vandalia Lake and loved her wit and wisdom. Am penning this from AZ where my husband and I snowbird each year, so I will not be able to see you personally. This is a celebration of a life well lived, and I am glad to have been a small part of that. Lovingly, Sue Muelchi Crawford Harrison
SHE WAS SUCH A SPECIAL PERSON WE WILL MISS HER DALE AND KAY HENNA
Larry, Bruce and families,
We were sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. My first memory of a birthday party was at a Cub Scout meeting in the basement of her house where she was my den mother. She always had a big container of popcorn ready for us all. In addition to serving as an elementary teacher in the Vandalia School District for many years she was a mentor for many young people in the community. Later in life I enjoyed visiting with her at Brookestone in Effingham when I went to visit my mother. You are all in our prayers. Dan and Karen Bolin
I was sorry to learn that Frances has passed away. I hope that she lived a long and happy life, and enjoyed wonderful times with her many descendants. I did not know Frances personally, but like her I am also descended from Anna Stubblefield (Thompson) Starnes, who was my great, great grandmother. Another leaf has fallen from the tree, but she has many to remember her with loving thoughts. Rest in peace Frances.
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother and grandmother. You were so fortunate to have her in your life for so many years, yet I know her passing leaves a big hole in your lives. Her gggrandmother Anna Starnes was a sister to my ggggrandfather Ward Thompson, both of whom were important pioneers in the settling of Fayette County. What a heritage we have as their descendants. I read a note just this morning that someone has said, "Our mothers never leave us." What a comfort that is as we remember all that our mothers were to us. God Bless.
We wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Francis Bannister. She was the Great-Great Grand-daughter of Fayette County Pioneer, Anna Stubblefield (Thompson) Starnes. Francis attended our first reunion made several contributions to our Thompson Family History. Her life will be remembered. Sincerely "Indiana Bob"