Frances Dora Lee Minnick

Frances Dora Lee Minnick, 85, of Excelsior Springs, passed away at 1:35 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at the Royal Care Center in Excelsior Springs.

Mrs. Minnick was born June 17, 1922 in Dawn, the daughter of Hugh and Ethel Lola (Johnson) Settle. She was first married to Dick Summers; he preceded her in death. She then married Henry Clay; he preceded her in death. She later married Alexander Lavelock Minnick of Richmond May 26, 1948; he preceded her in death in March of 1959. Mrs. Minnick had worked as a Welder during World War II, and later as a Nurses Aid. She was of the Christian faith.

Survivors include: four sons and daughters-in-law, Jesse Henry Clay and his wife, Connie, of Kansas City, Kan., David A. Minnick and his wife, Rhonda, of Lawson, Charles L. Minnick and his wife, Debbie, of Excelsior Springs, and Kenneth I. Minnick and his wife, Karen, of Kansas City, Mo.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Bonnie Madden and her husband, J. D., of Shreveport, La., and Shirley Wallace of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Jack A. Clay of Hardin, and Jerry A. Clay of Odessa; one sister, Maxine Love, of Richmond; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, two brothers, Clarence L. Estes and Noah S. Estes, and one grandson, Robert Madden, preceded her in death.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct, 24, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Richmond.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond.

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