Obit: Frances McMahon

Obit: Frances McMahon

January 4th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Frances D. King McMahon died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, from natural causes after a long illness.Born Jan. 12, 1930 in Akron, Ohio to her late parents, Issac and Vesta June Dunlap, she lived most of her adult life in Chattanooga. Frances was a wonderful mother, a creative seamstress, a talented musician, a bright and capable bookkeeper, and was a Christian with a tenacious dedication to doing right.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Katherine Dankowski and June (James) Chapman; by her husband and father of her children, Hugh Ingram King; and her more recent husband, William D. "Bill" McMahon.Survivors include by three daughters, "Kay" Mary Katherine (Moore J.) Smith, Rose Ann Cheek, Myra Mae (John) Dunn; two granddaughters, Sophia Lynn (Jerry Lee) Gross and Iris Sue Cheek; and one great-granddaughter, Sidda LeeAnn Gross.Services will be held at the Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, with Mark Dowell officiating.Interment will follow at Chattanooga Memorial Park. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations made be to the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra or any animal rescue shelter.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.