Anna “Frances” Ryan was born on May 11, 1925, to Frank and JoAnna (Baker) Ryan in the Mineral Springs Community in Barry County Missouri. She left this earthly life on March 14, 2017, at 3:40 a.m. following a short illness.
In 1942, she married Johnnie Orbie Graves and to this union was born a daughter Judy Lorraine. Johnnie was killed in the Belgium Bulge shortly after Judy was born.
Frances married Edwin “Bud” Ennes on November 2, 1946, and he adopted Judy. Also born to this union was one son, Michael and another daughter Amber. Bud passed away on August 23, 1992, following a battle with cancer.
Frances loved singing country and bluegrass music with the Flying Buzzard Band and Wayne Clevenger. She was a school teacher for 38 years.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents, Frank and Annie Ryan, husbands, Johnnie Graves and Bud Ennes, were her two brothers Troy and Raymond and sister Louise, grandson Scottie Crouch and great granddaughter Breanna Crouch.
Frances leaves behind her children Judy (Jim) Crouch, Mike Ennes and Amber Prater; seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Anthony) Jirik, Angie Marco, Warren (Teresa) Crouch, Adam (Lora) Crouch, Jeremy (Jamie) Prater, Ben (Leeandra) Ennes and Tucker Ennes; 17 great grandchildren, Savannah (Tyler) Epperson, Nikole (William) Dooley, Rachael (Josh) Paul, Andrew (Kaitlin) Jirik, Valery (Darren) Ellison, Lukas Jirik, Brandon (Lacy) Phillips, Zachery, Nicholas, Macayla, and Will Crouch, Elitza, Ashton, and Gregory Crouch, Jase and Jax Prater and Lilly Ennes; 12 great-great grandchildren, Elijah and Caleb Epperson, Amelia and Conner Phillips, Trystan, Jeremiah, Phoebe, Iyvee and Alice Dooley, Gabriel, Jedidiah, and Ezra Paul and one sister, Sue Williams.
She also leaves behind a host of close friends, her family from Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and several nieces and nephews.
Known as Grannie to many, she will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Ennes Cemetery in Cassville.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your favorite children’s charity in memory of Frances in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneral