Frances Hendon Burkett, 89, of Brownfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 29, 2023. Frances was born on July 16, 1934, near Welch, Dawson County, Texas, to the late William Thomas Hendon and Iris Lee (Winn) Hendon.
Frances attended Dawson High School, graduating with the senior class of 1951. She then attended the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, earning her RN degree in nursing in 1955. She served as a school nurse for Borden County Schools for 23 years. Frances actively worked in nursing for approximately 40 years before retiring in 1994.
She met the love of her life, Jim Burkett, and they were united in marriage on March 6, 1954, in Portales, New Mexico. Mr. Burkett preceded her in death on April 18, 2017.
Frances loved to crochet, sew, quilt, and do all sorts of crafts, as well as working crossword puzzles. Once her husband retired from farming, Frances and Jim enjoyed a number of years traveling with their RV and camping, from South Texas in the winter and the mountains of New Mexico in the summer. She was a member of the Brownfield Church of Christ for the last 16 years.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory include two daughters: Carol Chapman of Brownfield, Glynda Scott and her husband Mark of San Angelo; one son, Mickey Burkett and his wife Shelly of San Angelo; a sister-in-law, Jeannie Hendon of Lamesa; eight grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five brothers: Lynn, Pete, Jack, Tobe, and Gene Hendon; two sisters: Birdie Parker and Louise Barrington.
Visitation for Frances will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 11:30 AM to 1:45 PM at the Brownfield Church of Christ, 502 Lubbock Road, Brownfield, TX. Funeral services will follow at 2 PM at Brownfield Church of Christ with Mr. Bo Shero officiating. Final rites and interment will follow in the Gail Cemetery in Gail, Texas under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes.
Pallbearers will be Caleb Scott, David Bratton, Samuel Arnholz, Brian Bowen, Colten Kleppel and Samuel Young.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice.