Frances Marie Rachel Riddle, age 73, of Cove, Arkansas died Sunday, November 7, 2021 peacefully in the comfort of her home with her husband by her side. She was born on Monday, November 29, 1947 to John Kelly and Emma Jane Kelly in Elmira, New York.
Frances was one of the most compassionate and forgiving people you could ever meet. She gave her husband, Ron, the best 12 years of his life. She and Ron were members of the First United Methodist Church in Mena, and she was also proud to have been ordained as a minister. Frances enjoyed playing board games and watching movies with her husband. She liked to read Stephen King novels and the Twilight series as well as watch the movies. She loved to listen to Elvis Presley, but also enjoyed classical music, Native American flute music, and even Evanescence. Frances was passionate about the Native American people and culture and was the Grandmother of the Ikch Oyate Sovereign Nation. She loved her family with all her heart. Ron and her children meant the world to her. Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister, and a friend and she will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Frances is survived by loving husband of 12 years, Ron Riddle of Cove; two sons, Franklin Tinkhan of Richmond, Virginia, and Shawn Tinkhan of Kentucky; two daughters, April Kies of Winder, Georgia, and Leah Winkley of Winder, Georgia; two step daughters, Kristina Crannell of Kettering, Ohio, and Jacittia Riddle of Yuca Valley, California; one sister, Sharon Segrest of Florida; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Mena. Cremation arrangements entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.
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