Frances Marie Dickson

August 8, 2020

Frances Marie Dickson, 90, of Frankfort passed away August 8, 2020 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born on October 25, 1929 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Garland and Lillie (Voelker) Taylor.  She married William Joseph Dickson on March 24, 1951 in San Luis Obispo, California and he preceded her in death on May 29, 2019.

Frances was a 1947 graduate of University High School in Bloomington, Indiana and attended Indiana University and Western Kentucky State College.  She worked for nearly 20 years in local optometry offices in Frankfort and retired from Dr. William R. Price’s office.  She was a member of First Christian Church for over 50 years.  Her other memberships included Bridge Club for over 50 years and Tri Kappa, Alpha Beta Chapter in Frankfort.

Due to the circumstances facing our nation, this service will be live-streamed at 2 p.m. August 22, 2020.  To participate, please click the link below:

Visitation and Services

A private family memorial service will be held at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed at 2 p.m. August 22, 2020. To participate, follow the link on our website. Burial will be at a later date in Cottage Hill Cemetery in Brazil, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Frances’s honor to the Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 1555 N. Main Street, Frankfort or the First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia Street, Frankfort.

Survived by:

Surviving are her Sons: William Joseph Dickson Jr. (Cindy) of Batesville and Robert Jonathan Dickson (Gretchen) of Indianapolis; Daughter: Susan Marie Blank (Mark) of Frankfort; 7 Grandchildren; and 12 Great-Grandchildren.  

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sisters: Margie Abell, Bettie Beavans, Dorothea Gilham, and Jayne Board, and her grandson: John David Dickson.


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20 Condolences for “Frances Marie Dickson”

  1. Pete and Pam Randolph August 9, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Dear Susan and Mark and family, You know how we feel about your mom and dad. We love them both very much and will remember them with love. Our lives are better for knowing and loving them. The world is a little sadder place without them but heaven is rejoicing.

  2. Larry Hughes August 9, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Joe Dixon of Batesville, so sorry to see your parents have passed. Thinking of you and your family.
    Your auto shop teacher, Larry Hughes

  3. Diana Wickes August 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    What a loss for so many of us at Wesley Manor. She called & welcomed me when my husband & I moved in just down the street from her & Bill eleven years ago. She & I both helped in the Share & Care shoppe at the Manor for several years. I will miss her positive & cheerful attitude. You all made sure your parents had a great 60th anniversary & took great care & love was present for them.

  4. Jim & Sandy Witty August 9, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    We are so sad to say goodbye to our dear, sweet friend, Frances. Our love to your family.
    Jim & Sandy Witty

  5. Butch Huffer August 10, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Susan so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

  6. Nancy Crum Kehrer August 10, 2020 at 8:42 am

    Sorry to here of your mother’s passing. Always loved her sweet smile and beautiful complexion. I always complimented her on her beauty. Of course she would blush. She was always proud of her children as was your dad. Sympathy to all.

  7. Mickie (Ridenour) Scott August 10, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Frances was a sweet and giving person. She will be missed. Sending strength and love to her family.

  8. Jo Ellen Ogle August 10, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Frances and I only met a few years ago at a small group gathering at Wesley Manor. Her beautiful smile and great hugs drew me to her immediately. She was a light to the group and to me personally. I can’t think of higher praise than this: “She brought me Joy.”

  9. Mike Clossin August 10, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Joe and Dickson family, I’m very sorry to hear about your mother.

  10. Gayle Schlueter August 10, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Bob and Gretchen,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. “absent from the body, present with the Lord”.
    Love and hugs,
    Dave and Gayle

  11. Carla Clemens August 10, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Susan and daughters,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Your parents/grandparents were special people I met when coming to Frankfort and teaching at Riley. Keep your memories close in your thoughts during this difficult time.

  12. Pam Ayers-Petrilli August 11, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    Dear Susan, Mark and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Frances. It’s so difficult to lose a parent. I will be thinking of you in the days to come.

  13. Zora Walling August 12, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Dear Joe, Bob and Susan,
    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady, so kind. I have many wonderful memories. My prayers are with you and your families. Love, Zora

  14. Pam Beard El-Dinary August 13, 2020 at 8:30 am

    My deepest condolences to the whole family. I wish you comfort as you grieve your loss and joy as you revisit precious memories. Frances was very dear to me. Over the years, when Ashruf and I visited my parents, we often attended their Upper Room Sunday school class (even though we were young whipper-snappers). Frances and Bill welcomed us so wholeheartedly, as if they delighted in our presence and treasured our perspectives. The feelings were mutual! In recent years, I always enjoyed seeing Frances at Wesley Manor when visiting my mom. I will miss her kind words and her warm, sunny, tender presence.

  15. Karen Henson August 13, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Dear Bob,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s death. I used to see her when visiting at Wesley Manor with our parents. She always had a smile! She was a warm and gracious person.

  16. Dianne Fincher August 14, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Susan and family, Wayne and I were saddened to hear of your mothers passing. She could brighten our day when she visited Bill in the room Wayne and he shared. She was one of a kind.

  17. Tony and Ann Stephens August 22, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Dear Bob, Gretchen, Luke, and Grace Dickson, Ann and I would like to offer our condolences to your entire family. Knowing to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. We did not know your matriarch but knowing you all she must have been a loving person, because the apple truly does not fall far from the tree. We are praying for you in this season.

  18. Caroline Krieble August 22, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. There is a bridge club in heaven and a chair for that hoosier round. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this time in your life.

  19. Ann Barnes August 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    I loved Frances! Such a beautiful lady inside and out! I loved her and will miss her beautiful smile!

  20. Ann & Joel Barnes August 22, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    We will miss this beautiful lady!

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