Our sweet, loving mother, Frances Marie Dailey Vickers, went home early in the morning of July 24, 2017, surrounded by her daughters after a long journey into the shadows of Alzheimer’s. She was exhausted and felt God’s gentle touch on her shoulder and heard the words, “Come Home Frances,” Mom is free and now has been welcomed with open arms into her heavenly home.
Frances was born Aug. 9, 1925, to the late James A. and Lillie O. Dailey. She is the sole survivor of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters: Richard, Lillian, Hersel, Lloyd, Charlotte, Virginia, Nelson and Paul.
She was raised on Oakland Dairy Farm in Charles Town, the family farm. She graduated from Charles Town High School, class of 1943, and she continued her education by graduating from Hagerstown Business College. Prior to her marriage to the late George E. Vickers Jr., she worked in the accounting department of The Bakery in Charles Town and at Newton D. Baker VA Hospital.
She retired from J.C. Penney after 25 years of dedicated service. She was remembered fondly by many who were greeted by her smiling face.
Frances’ legacy will live on through her daughters and their families with whom she so loved and dedicated her life. Left to cherish her love and devotion of family are: Joyce Ann Robinson (Nelson) and their children, Chad (Jessie), Alyson (Ron) and Andrew; Cynthia Marie Nibert (Densil) and their children Emily (Jeremy) and Ryan; and Elizabeth Jean Hostler (Scott) and their children, Zachary and Lauren. In addition, Frances is survived by three great-grandchildren, Chase, Abbie and Brayden Robinson.
Frances was a lifelong member and faithful servant of Asbury United Methodist Church. She loved her church and her strong faith guided her throughout her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Susanna Wesley Class, taught many children in Sunday school classes, and diligently served on the Alter Guild for many years.
Being active in her Children’s lives, Frances juggled many activities. She was a Girl Scout leader, Girl Scout District Council Cookie Chairman, 4-H leader, and band boosters. Frances was involved in the community in which she was born and lived her entire life. She was an active volunteer with Meals on Wheels, preparing and delivering; AARP; and Charles Town Woman’s Club. And to brighten someone’s day, Mom was always delivering a homemade cake and bringing a smile to their face.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017, at Asbury United Methodist Church, with Pastor Duane Jensen officiating. Interment will follow at Edge Hill Cemetery, Charles Town.
Frances was an avid gardener and loved flowers, which she instilled in her children and grandchildren. But all of her life, Frances always thought of others before herself. If you choose, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Frances’ memory be made to Asbury United Methodist Church, 110 W. North St., Charles Town, WV 25414; Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430; or Meal on Wheels of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 565, Charles Town, WV 25414.
The family of Frances Dailey Vickers sincerely appreciates all those who helped care for our sweet mother over the past 10 years. A special thank you to Shenandoah Nursing Center and Hospice of the Panhandle for the love, dedication and support provided to our mother. Arrangements by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
Please sign the online guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com.