SANDBORN ---- Frances Ellen Beckes, 85, of Sandborn, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003 at Citizen's Nursing Home in Frederick, Md.
Born Oct. 23, 1918 in Greene County, she was the daughter of Ira and Iva Blackwood.
She earned her nursing certificate from Good Samaritan Nursing School. She worked as an operating room nurse, an emergency room nurse, and as a medical secretary. She graduated from Marco High School and attended Vincennes University. She attended the Unity Church in Frederick, Md.
Survivors include, one son and daughter-in-law, William W. Katharyn Sunderman of Columbia, Md.; one granddaughter, Victoria Sunderman of Bowie, Md.; one step-daughter and step son-in-law, Sherry and Joseph Albert; five step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; and one step great great grandchild.
A memorial service was at the Methodist Church in Sandborn on Nov. 17, 2003. Burial followed at Marco Cemetery.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. on Nov. 23, 2003 at the Unity Church in Frederick, Md., located on One West Ninth St. in Frederick. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the church named above.