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  Mary Frances Erstine


Mary Frances Erstine Mary Frances Erstine of Stuttgart, Arkansas, passed away after her battle with cancer on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the age of 82. She was born August 2, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was the daughter of the late Frank M. and Pansy Forbes Taliferro. She married Roy Erstine November 25, 1963.

Mary Frances graduated from Wichita Falls High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and transferred to Stuttgart Telephone Company in 1953. Mary Frances was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and served for many years on the Altar Society and Parish Council.

Mary Frances was a masterful seamstress and created beautiful clothing and intricate needlework projects for her family and friends. Her true passion was quilting and teaching classes for sewing and quilting to others. Besides her love for sewing, she enjoyed working in her yard and crappie fishing.

Mary Frances was a selfless, an eternal optimist and always happy and energetic. She made many endearing friendships through her sewing and volunteer activities. She loved and cherished her husband, her sons and their wives, her wonderful granddaughter and grandson. Her presence will be greatly missed.

Survivors are her husband, Roy Edward Erstine; two sons, Jon Mark Erstine and wife Suzy and Tim Erstine and wife Kimberly; granddaughter, Mary Kathryn Reabe and husband Eric; and grandson, Jon Patrick Erstine.

The funeral liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Clayton Gould as celebrant. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service at 9:00 a.m. Rite of Committal will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery under the direction of Turpin Funeral Home.

For those desiring, the family requests memorials to be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1815 South Prairie, Stuttgart, Ark. 72160.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to her longtime physician Dr. Noble Daniels and his nurse Amy Horst Branson and to her caregivers, Ms. Diane Hall and Mrs. Nina Avery and to her very special friends, Ms. Ann Kerksieck and Dr. Barre Finan. And finally, the staff of Hospice Home Care who provided excellent care in her last few months with us. You will forever be held close to our hearts.
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