Frances Whittington, 74, of Middleport, passed away, at 1:05 a.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis. Born August 29, 1945 in Charleston, West Virginia she was the daughter of the late Randolph and Georgia Ruth Long Fraley, Sr. She was a cook at the Overbrook Center in Middleport, and also a caregiver.
She is survived by her children, Leslie (Blendia) Whittington, Jr., of Middleport, Jeffery Whittington, of Middleport, Lisa Klein, of Syracuse, and Teresa (Jay Matthews) Whittington, of Cheshire, twelve grandchildren, Timothy Klein, Jr., Lisa Klein, Travis Klein, Leslie Klein, Blake Klein, Marshal Klein, Preston Cook, Bricyan Cook, Nathaniel Cook, Natasha Cook, Charles Cook, and Sheyane Matthews, and thirty three great-grandchildren. A sister, Mary Lou Erickson, of Claymont, Del., special friends, Terry Coovert, Patty from Delaware, and Kathy, caregiver, Becky Smith, a special nieces, Kimmy Kay, Sandie, and Debbie, and numerous additional nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her grandchildren, Jacob Klein, Ryan Lemley, and Brian Lemley, great-grandchildren, Jasmine Klein, and Michael Nance, and a brother, Randolph Fraley, JR.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 in the Meigs Memory Gardens with Pastor Everett Caldwell officiating. A celebration of life will be held after the graveside service in the Mason, West Virginia municipal building (by the police station). The Cremeens-King Funeral Home of Pomeroy is entrusted with the arrangements.
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