Frances Mae Perkins, 78 , of Vernon, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born June 16, 1938 in Boulder, Illinois the daughter of Delbert and Dorothy (Schubert) Gillett. She married Paul Perkins on March 12, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois and he preceded her in death.
Frances is survived by her beloved children, Judy Thompson of Vernon, IL, Tina Perkins and Steve Hastings of Patoka, IL, Vicky Crisman of Tamms, IL, Gary Perkins of Vernon, IL; 12 loving grandchildren; 14 adored great-grandchildren; 2 precious great-great-grandchildren; cherished siblings, Virgil Gillett and wife Jan of Patoka, IL, Jean Boothman of Centralia, IL, Pat Harpster of St. Peter, IL; very proud of her numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband Paul; 1 sister; 2 brothers; 1 son-in-law; 2 nephews; 1 grandson; 1 niece, and 2 brothers-in-law.
Mrs. Perkins worked at Majestic Drapery in Vandalia, Illinois for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and gardening. She never missed any of her grandchildren’s ballgames.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Day Macz Funeral Home in Patoka, Illinois. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Vernon Cemetery in Vernon, Illinois. The family asks that you consider contributions in Frances’ memory to the Family. Online Condolences and memories of Frances may be shared with the family at www.maczfuneralhomes.com or on their Facebook page.