Frances V. Stephens, 87, of Homosassa, Florida, passed away July 21, 2014, at Citrus Memorial Hospital in the hospice unit. She was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Dunnellon to the late Keeptler C. and Annie (Phelps) Sandlin.
In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Harry; and a son, Richard Strickland. Frances attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Homosassa Springs and was a lifelong resident of Homosassa.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her sons, Dale (Ester) Strickland, Donald (Donna) Strickland; a daughter, Frances Stafford; grandchildren, Dale (Heidi) Strickland, Theresa (Michael) Herrin, Karen Clevenger, Les Strickland, Jeff (Joanne) Ward, Lisa Ward, David (Wendy) Smith; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Wilder Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., in the funeral home before the service.