1946 – 2018
Lela Frances “Frannie” Roberts, age 71, of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:32 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
“Frannie” was born on November 14, 1946, in Hardin County, Illinois to the late James Jefferson Mason and Roberta S. (Fritts) Mason. “Frannie” married Wendell Roberts on October 26, 1974 and he survives.
“Frannie” was a beautician and owner of Frannie’s. “Frannie” was a member of First Baptist Church in Harrisburg and she was a Kentucky Colonel. She directed the Old Friends Community Gospel Choir, and she was a member of the Southern Illinois Homecoming Gospel Choir; she taught continuing education for Cosmetology, and she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Daughter’s of the American Revolution.
“Frannie” is survived by her husband, Wendell Roberts of Harrisburg; a sister, Carol Foster of Harrisburg; a brother, John Mason of Elizabethtown, Illinois; nephew, Larry Wayne Miller and wife Natalie of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nieces and nephews, Daniel Miller, Anthony Miller, Janie “(Bobby) Fields, Danny Hutchinson, Rachel Hutchinson, James Hutchinson, Brian Mason and Deborah K. Wallace.
“Frannie” was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Thelma Crane, and a brother, Bill Mason.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Gary Clark and Rev. Mike Weaver will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.