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Frances Lee Hodnett Knowles
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Birth: Mar. 22, 1920
Denton County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 21, 2012
Mineral Wells
Palo Pinto County
Texas, USA

Frances Lee Hodnett was born on March 22, 1920 to William Marvin Hodnett and Rachel Lee Hawkins Hodnett near Prosper, Texas in Denton County. She was the second child to the couple who would have 7 children together. Frances remembers being raised rather strictly. No baseball playing on Sunday, or cooling off at the swimming hole allowed. Frances met her husband to be, Vanis Knowles, while doing community work for a government program behind the Crazy Hotel in Mineral Wells, TX. The courthouse was being renovated so they were married by a judge at his house near the square in Palo Pinto, Texas on March 30, 1940. Lacking in finances as were most folks at the time, they had no lavish honeymoon, and after their simple ceremony went back to Mineral Wells and celebrated with a big hamburger. The couple lived with the Knowles family for some time. They had three children Wilburn Knowles, Edith Knowles Cauto, and Janice Knowles Busby. Frances was a stay at home mom. She loved to cook, garden, and listen to Country and Gospel Music. In 2007 Frances and Vanis health started to fail and they moved to Palo Pinto Nursing and Rehab Center. Frances helped care for Vanis until he passed away in October of 2011. She missed Vanis every day and would tell you he had gone to be with Jesus. Frances health declined that December, and so it was that less than three and a half months after losing her husband of seventy one years she went to join him. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Marvin Hodnett (1878 - 1956)
  Rachel Lee Hawkins Hodnett (1898 - 1958)
 
 Siblings:
  Thelma Loraine Hodnett Peacock (1918 - 2010)*
  Frances Lee Hodnett Knowles (1920 - 2012)
  Dorothy Pauline Hodnett Baber (1922 - 2013)*
  Harvey David Hodnett (1925 - 1992)*
  Marvin Wayne Hodnett (1929 - 2005)*
  Troy Alfred Hodnett (1930 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Perrin Memorial Gardens
Perrin
Jack County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: K W Hodnett
Record added: Aug 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94869857
Frances Lee <i>Hodnett</i> Knowles
Added by: K W Hodnett
 
Frances Lee <i>Hodnett</i> Knowles
Added by: K W Hodnett
 
Frances Lee <i>Hodnett</i> Knowles
Added by: K W Hodnett
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 22, 2013
 
 
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