Frances McCoy Staton age 97, of Montgomery County, Kentucky-- born February 20, 1923; retired in 1990 after thirty-five years' work at J.C. Penney in Mt. Sterling, KY-- passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Baptist Health, Lexington.
She now joins loved ones who have passed before including her only child, one beloved daughter, Charlotte Hope Staton Skidmore; one son-in-law, Warren Edward Skidmore; parents William and Myrtle Trimble McCoy; two sisters, Ruth McCoy Carrington Bailey and Pauline McCoy Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Benjamin H. Carrington and W. Bud Bailey; three nieces, Kaye Carrington, Gayle Johnson Williams, and Thelma Carrington; and one nephew, Rob Carrington.
Those who tarry celebrate her life of love include her (very loved and very spoiled) only grandchild, Warren Christopher Benham Skidmore of Lexington, KY and his spouse Amanda Joy Benham Skidmore; two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Alexander Benham Skidmore, and Elise Serene Benham Skidmore; one brother-in-law Wm. Destil Johnson; nephews David Bailey and Mike Williams; nieces Karen Bailey and Natalie Bailey; great-nieces Donna Davis, Teresa Henderson, Susan Clark, Allison Bailey, and Amanda Bailey; and two great-nephews Ben Satterfield and Robby Carrington; as well as friends at the Homestead Post-Acute Care Center in Lexington, Kentucky-- including her good friend Ms. Anna Johnson, and her nurse Elizabeth.
Because she battled cancer twice in her life and lost her only child, nieces, and nephew to cancer, contributions to honor the life of Frances Staton may be made to Kentucky CancerLink at https://kycancerlink.org (2425 Regency Road, Suite B Lexington, KY 40503, 1-877-597-4655) in lieu of flowers. KY CancerLink provides wigs and headware, cancer screenings, lymphedema items, transportation assistance referrals, and mastectomy products.
Or, because she found joy admiring the trees outside her window, how the winds would make their leaves dance and how their radiant colors would foretell seasons' swift change... in lieu of flowers, her life may be memorialized with a contribution to plant more trees like those she loved, via https://shop.arborday.org/chippewa-forest-trees-in-memory-card where a minimum donation of $10.00 plants 5 trees in a forest in need, and each additional $2.00 plants an additional tree.
Services will be provided by Herald & Stewart Home for Funerals graveside, at Machpelah Cemetery, 600 E Locust St, Mt Sterling, KY 40353 at 2:00 pm, on Monday, November 9, 2020. To attend graveside services, please wear a mask, and remain at least six feet apart from everyone with whom you do not live.