Frances E. Close, age 90, of Magnolia, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville.
She was a longtime member of Magnolia Baptist Church and worked for many years in the healthcare industry, most recently at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Frances loved living on the farm where she and her late husband, Grover built their dream home and was a dear friend to all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her husband of over 69 years, Grover Close on March 20, 2020; her parents, Byron and Lillian Talley Dye; a brother, Colin Dye; a grandson-in-law, John Butts and two brothers-in-law, Woodrow Chelf and Don Miller.
Frances is survived by three daughters, Evelyn (Tom) Chynoweth of Louisville, Donna (Tony) Koenig of Florida and Joann Close (Jimmie) Johnson of Louisville; two granddaughters, Marilyn Kay Butts and Teri Lane (Marcus) Pinson; two great-grandchildren, Marcus Lee Pinson and Lucy Pinson; two sisters, Kathleen Chelf and Anna Mae Miller, both of Magnolia and numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to her husband passing during the COVID-19 lockdowns, joint funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. (ET), Friday, April 1, at Dixon-Rogers Funeral Home in Magnolia with Revs. Gary Talley and Mark Terrance officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
Visitation begins after 11 a.m. (ET), Friday at the funeral home.
Thanks to Sunrise Manor for all the love given to our parents and a special thank you to Linda Polston and Mike and Diana Cottrell.