Frances L. Yerkes, nee Slas, of Downers Grove. Loving mother of Jane (Timothy) Michals, Diane (Arthur) Kulak, Mary (Richard) Pickett, Edward Jr., James, Thomas (Shelly), Raymond (Dawn), Paul (Tiffany), Robert (Xiaojia), Anne (Paul) Ellsworth and the late Lorraine Yerkes. Grandmother of Eric, Lorraine, Timothy Jr., Stephen, Jennifer, Blake, Jonathon, Kristin, Vivienne, Isabella, Jack, Haleigh, Maddison, Jake, Matthew, Leah and the late Elizabeth. Great-grandmother of Nathaniel, Brandon, Joshua and Elizabeth. Sister of Sue (late David) Kuhlman and Frank, Tony (Donna) and the late Raymond (Marlene) Slas. Visitation 3 to 9 pm Tuesday at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 301-75th Street, Downers Grove, where services will be held at 10 am on Wednesday. Interment private. Funeral info: 630-964-6500.