Born 12-25-1920 -- Died 8-15-2003
Frances Virginia Sanders Biles, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Hyman and Nettie Sanders, was born Dec. 25, 1920, in Piggott, Ark. She died Aug. 15, 2003, at Mari-de-Villa Retirement Center in St. Louis, Mo. age the age of 82. She was married June 15, 1944, to Owen Harris Biles in Piggott, Ark., and to this union three children were born -- Janet Shaver of Little Rock, Joan Carlson of St. Louis, and Jane Reese of Alton, Mo.; five grandchildren -- Christi Morizot, Billy Shaver, Jimmy and Blake Reese, and Lindsay Carlson; and five great-grandchildren -- Colt, Cameron and Caleb Shaver, Chantz and Ryon Reese.
She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and loved gardening She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers and a son-in-law.
The funeral was Aug. 17 at Salem United Methodist Church with Doug Criss officiating. Burial was in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.
Pallbearers were Greg Carlson, Denny Reese, Billy Shaver, Jimmy Reese, Blake Reese, and Jim Short.
Memorials are preferred to Salem United Methodist Church of The Alliance of the Mentally Ill- NAMI St. Louis, 134 W. Madison, Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122.