Frances Marie Kelmel-Frost, 90, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:38 a.m., on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Frances was born November 20, 1928 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Clarence Cecil and Beatrice (Lange) Oakley.  She married Harold W. “Shorty” Kelmel in 1951, and they later divorced.  Frances then married Robert Gene Frost, and he preceded her in death March 7, 2001.

Frances was a devoted homemaker.  Nothing in life made her happier, than when her entire family was together.  Frances enjoyed cooking for them, and crocheting many different things for them.  She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and listening to country music on the radio.  Frances was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and the National Catholic Society of Foresters in Morrisonville. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Brenda Kelmel; sons, Lawrence and David Kelmel; grandson, Philip Schwab; brothers, James and Russell Oakley; and sisters, Edna Slightom, Kathryn Schommer, Virginia Fleigle, Margaret Boyd, and Jacquelyn Oakley.

Frances is survived by her children, Philip (Susie) Kelmel of Morrisonville, Ann (Bob) Nation of Stonington, Susan (Kevin) Moomey of Morrisonville, James (Sharon) Kelmel of Morrisonville, and Bill (Dwanna) Kelmel of Taylorville; grandchildren, Chris (Tina) Kelmel, Derek Kelmel, Sandra (Chuck) Miller, Shelly (Duane) White, John (Carmen) Nation, Vince (Andrea) Schwab, Adam (Wendy) Schwab, Patrick Moomey, Cody (Lindsay) Moomey, Heather Moomey, Nickie (Dale) Wix, Rachel (Jeff) Bethard, Chrissy (Brad) Tellor, and Lindsay (Rob) Skinner; great grandchildren, Ryan, Laney, Nolan, Brooklyn, Phoenix, Spencer, Montgomery, Kayden, Rhianna, Jazmyn, Izzabelle, Benjamin, Chase, Hallie, Stella, Leah, Shayna, Ryann, Lily, Alexzia, Layla, Benson, Arlo, Addie, Zac, Kim, Ashton, Logan, Clayton, Justice, Bryeson, Chase, Mason, and Madison; great-great grandson, Knox; sister, Ruth Hefley of Hillsboro; best friend, Barbara McKinnon of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation will be provided prior ceremonies.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 9:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.
Inurnment will follow the ceremony at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: National Catholic Society of Foresters, 405 W. North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

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