Frances Cleone Heiskell

September 08, 2023

Frances Cleone Heiskell, 87, of Lockwood, Missouri, entered into heavenly rest on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at her home. She was born July 29, 1936 in Carthage, Missouri, the daughter of Leslie and Myrtle (Hatfield) Burt. She graduated from Carthage High School in 1954 and married Franklin Heiskell on July 21, 1956 in a ceremony in her parents backyard. In 1967 they moved from Carthage to their farm in the Lockwood area where she was a homemaker, mother of 4 children (Sherry, Mike, Tracy, and Leslie), and a cook for Lockwood schools for 8 years. There are many stories of her heart-warming, positive impact on area students. She enjoyed reading, cooking for her family and especially Christmas baking with her daughters and granddaughters. One of her absolute greatest joys came in loving on, and spending time with, her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. They were, without a doubt, her favorite pastime. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and active in the area community for many years.

Frances is survived by her husband of 67 years, Franklin; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Eric Hathway, Pleasant View, Tennessee; son, Mike Heiskell, Lockwood; daughter, Tracy Reagan, Oronogo; daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Morgan Stringfield, Aiken, South Carolina; ten grandchildren: Jennifer Kincer, Joshua Harrell, Kelly Heiskell, Ryan Heiskell, Cole Heiskell, Nathan Reagan, Zachery Reagan, Logan Stringfield, Olivia Stringfield, and Luke Stringfield; eleven great grandchildren; and a brother, Gordon Burt, Martin, Tennessee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Roger Burt; and three sisters, Norma Jean Hill, Lois Hoenshell, and Barbara Sunderland.

The family will receive visitors from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at the Greenfield Funeral Chapel, 61 N. Allison, Greenfield, Missouri 65661.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at Lockwood Cemetery, County Rd. 142, Lockwood, Missouri 65682.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online memories and messages may be shared at