In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hazel Dell Cemetery and left at the funeral home.
Frances Jane (Hillsman) Budd, age 73, of El Dorado Springs, passed away at the Community Springs Healthcare Facility on Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2020. Frances was born August 24, 1946, at Schell City, Missouri, the daughter of Clarence Hillsman and Clara (Chandler) Hillsman. Frances graduated from El Dorado Springs High School. She worked at Dunbrooke Shirt Factory and Witt Printing.
Frances married Bobby Joe Budd on February 21, 1964. They were married 55 years. To their union, four children were born.
Frances and Bobby lived their entire married lives in El Dorado Springs. Frances worked in town, but loved being at home on the family farm. For years she raised a garden and in later years used raised beds to provide fresh vegetables and fruits for the family and friends. She canned and froze the extra for usage throughout the year. Frances enjoyed sewing, and making and mending clothes for her family. She loved flowers and filled the yard with roses, tulips, lilacs, irises, peonies, etc.
Frances was a hard worker, always setting the perfect example with her work ethic and dedication including numerous years of perfect attendance. While work was important to Frances, her true focus was that of a wife, mother and grandmother. She was dedicated to taking care of her husband, children and grandchildren. Family was her life. She had a way of knowing what was needed and helping make it happen before they even knew it was needed. Frances was selfless, always putting others before herself. She listened, was a confidant, providing comfort, direction and advice. She was fair and objective. Her family dedication will be missed. There will never be another like her.
Frances was saved on September 30, 1962, at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist church. She was baptized in 1964, and became a member of Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist church, where she served as a faithful Christian and was a lifetime member. Frances and Bobby had the pleasure of attending numerous churches throughout the years. She was a wonderful, supporting partner in all of Bobby’s ministry work.
Preceding Frances in death were her parents; three sisters and brother-in-laws: Lucille and Clarence Luther, Faye and Sam Bradley, and Mary and Ernie Brower; one nephew: Walter Luther; and parent-in-laws: Granvil and Ardis Budd.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby; four children: Sheila Floyd and husband Dennis of El Dorado Springs, MO; Shelly Barger and husband Michael of El Dorado Springs, MO; Brian Budd and wife Erin of El Dorado Springs, MO; and Brent Budd and wife Cassandra of North Pole, AK; grandchildren: Dennis Floyd, Shelby and Colton Loane, Sydney Barger, Myka Barger, Bailey Budd, Copper Budd, Cherokee Gackenback, and Ryan Budd; great-grandchild: Emory Loane; three sisters and brother-in-laws: Dorotha and Leroy Swopes, Josephine and Don Hertzberg, and Wilma and Ralph Zartman; brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Dorlis Hillsman; sister-in-law, Linda Kenney; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Marcene and Wesley Jeffries; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and numerous great-great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Frances Budd were held on Monday, January 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Hazel Dell Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Jerry Grant officiating. Ron Alumbaugh and Dusty and Becky Armstrong provided music. Interment followed in the Hazel Dell Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Buddy Brower, David Hertzberg, Darin Hertzberg, Benny Hillsman, Ronnie Zartman, and Rob Zartman. Honorary pallbearers were: Carl Luther, Sammie Bradley, Steve Bradley, Benny Brower, Bernie Brower, Eldon Swopes, and Monty Hillsman.