Frances Marie (Lykins) Mote (1932 - 2016)

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Mrs. Frances Marie Mote, 83, of Vandalia, passed away at 10:59 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family.
Per her family's wishes, no services will be held and cremation rites will be accorded. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at
Mrs. Mote was born on Dec. 22, 1932, in Winchester, Ind., the daughter of Edgar and Myrtle (Copper) Lykins. She married Robert Mote on June 24, 1950; he preceded her in death in 2001.
Frances worked as a nurse's aide before staying home and raising her family. She loved to play bingo and scratch off Lotto tickets.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Rogers of Vandalia, and Patty and her husband Alan Railsback of Greenville, Ohio; son, Kelton Mote and canine companion Buddy of Greenville, Ohio; brothers, George Lykins of Palmetto, Fla., and Ronnie Lykins of Kansas City, Kan.; grandchildren, Dawn Hobson and Darin Hobson of Little Rock, Ark., Jason Berry and his wife Angie of Salem, Tanda Ronholdt of Patoka, Gerrid Berry and his wife Andrea of Vandalia, Jamie and her husband Casey Landreth of Patok, Brandi and her husband Jacon Wyne of New Madison, Ohio, and Jesse Railsback of Greenville, Ohio; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Kathy Hobson; and brothers, Jimmy and Pat Lykins.

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Vandalia, IL 62471
(618) 283-3434
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Published in The Leader-Union from Aug. 16 to Aug. 24, 2016