Morris, Frances FRANCES KEATEN MORRIS passed peacefully from this life at her home on Friday, May 29, 2009. Frances was born February 13, 1926, in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents, Tommy and Lucille Keaten preceded her in death as did her only brother, Robert and her husband of ten years, Bud Morris. She is survived by three daughters: Diane Hale, Douglasville, GA, Susan Kilgore, Carrollton, Georgia, and Barbara Neal, Dallas, TX Others feeling the great loss of Frances are three grandchildren: Jennifer Wiggins, Arlington, TX, Kim Reeves, Lawrenceville, GA, Kevin Kilgore, Carrollton, GA; two great grandchildren in Georgia; and her two sons in law: George Rutledge, Dallas, TX and Tom Kilgore, Carrollton, GA. Frances leaves the rest of us wondering how we might live our lives as she did - she demonstrated great courage, wisdom and kindness. Her sparkling blue eyes and spectacular smile drew others to her and once in her presence, others felt her warmth and laughter. She loved passionately and lived with a sense of fun and exuberance. Many have said that she was the " best" listener they knew and she probably was - people were important to her and she genuinely cared about others. The consistent characteristic of Frances was the child like manner in which she greeted each new experience - wide eyed and amazed at the beauty and wonder of it all. Each day for her brought new experiences and renewed enthusiasm. She was secure in her faith and knew the power of forgiveness. She lived most of her life in Carrollton, GA; moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1984 and relocated to Dallas, TX two years ago. Wherever she lived, she made true and lasting friendships. For those whose lives she touched and for those she loved, there will be a celebration of her life on Friday, June 19th commencing at 6:00 PM in the Club Room at LaTour Condominiums: 3030 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Lung Association or a charity of your choice.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on June 14, 2009