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Mary Frances Goins George
Mary Frances Goins George, 86, died Thursday, February 7, in Plano, Texas.

Frances was born on New Year’s Day, 1922, to Mary Ella and J. M. “Doc” Goins in Burkburnett, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Wendell, Tom, and Charles, all of Burkburnett, and is survived by her sister, Wanda Frye, of Wichita Falls.

Frances was educated at the Fairview Community School and at Texas Technological College. On December 27, 1942, she married the late W. A. “Dutch” George of Iowa Park, where they made their home, reared their family, and were members of First United Methodist Church. Frances was a homemaker and community volunteer, with her involvements ranging from the ESA Sorority to the Garden Club and the United Methodist Women, from painting and ceramics groups to the local schools and public library. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, decorating, and being a trusted friend to many youth and adults. And her vision and leadership contributed in large measure to the establishment of the Tom Burnett Library in Iowa Park.

Frances will be remembered for her love for people, her commitment to community, her sense of humor, her artistic talents, and her deep and abiding faith.

In addition to her sister, Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, the Reverend Dr. Larry and Mickey George of Carrollton, TX; her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dr. Stephen Watson of Weston, TX; her four grandchildren and grandson-in-law, Amanda and Dean Micknal of Eugene, OR; Emily George of Euless, TX; Lindsey Watson of Dallas, TX; and Zachary Watson of San Marcos, TX; and her three great-grandchildren, Ashton Micknal, Georgia Micknal, and Autumn Micknal of Eugene OR.

A Service of Death and Resurrection was held at First United Methodist Church, Iowa Park, Texas, at 1 p.m., Monday, February 11, with interment following in Highland Cemetery. Memorials will be gratefully received by First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park, Hospice of Wichita Falls, or Heartland Hospice Services of Dallas.

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