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Frances Lorene Bearden

November 26, 1919 January 21, 2012
Frances Lorene Bearden
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Frances Bearden, 92, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital surrounded by all her family and friends. She was born November 26, 1919 near Rocky, Oklahoma to Lonie and Donald Wood. Her parents later moved to Roosevelt where she spent most of her school days, and while in high school she met her high school sweetheart, Leonard.

Frances married Leonard Bearden August 9, 1937 in Frederick, Oklahoma. To this union three children were born, Arthur Wayne, Dequetta Gwendolyn, and Gary Dale Bearden.

Leonard and Frances were baptized at Elm and Hudson Church of Christ in February 1952. Leonard passed away April 1988.

Frances retired from Civil Service at Altus Air Force Base in 1980 after 27 years, due to health reasons. Frances always said "to be a Christian is my greatest desire." She and her mother, Lonie, started going to Thomas Street Church of Christ before her mother's death in August 1988.

Frances is preceded in death by her parents Lonie and Donald Wood; husband Leonard Bearden; infant son Arthur Wayne; son-in-law Perry Hasty; brother-in-law Jack Tinney.

Frances is survived by her sisters; Ora Mae Wallace of Tuttle, Oklahoma; Marie Tinney of Altus; Margaret Davis and husband Jesse of Adkins, Texas; daughter Dequetta Hasty of Altus, Oklahoma; son Gary Bearden and wife Loretta of Altus, Oklahoma.
Grandchildren include Mike Hasty of Altus; Mickey Hasty and wife Teri Lynn of Altus; Gary Bearden Jr. of Altus; Patricia Cain and husband Travis of Headrick. Great grandchildren include Meagan Raines of Norman; Cody Hasty and wife Shelby of Hess; Blake Hasty and wife Sierra of Altus; Brookelyn Hasty of Altus; Brittany, Alex, Haley, Samuel, Hannah and Madison Bearden of Altus; Christopher, Ashley and Emily Cain of Headrick. Great-Great-Grandchildren include Dallon Hasty of Hess; Kayden Raines of Norman; and Baby Hasty that is due in July to Blake and Sierra Hasty. She also has many nieces and nephews. Her special friends include Jeanie Huber, Lou Dickenson, Ernie Thompson, Sue Sirmons, Virginia Carlucci, Rickie Unberger, EJ Lewis, Lisa who brought her meals, Fayrene Stickney, and Doris Fueglein.

Funeral services for Frances Bearden are scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in the Lowell-Tims Chapel at 2:00pm officiated by Clint Burns. Burial will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 6:30-7:30.


On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com. A live Webcast is offered when the service is held in Lowell-Tims Chapel. For family and friends who cannot attend the service, log on to the website above, click on Frances Bearden obituary at 1:58 p.m., and view the service in Frances' memory.

01/24/2012
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Visitation
Lowell-Tims Chapel

Altus
OK




01/25/2012
2:00 PM

Funeral
Lowell-Tims Chapel

Altus
OK

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