Frances R (Elliott) Townsend of Quapaw, Okla. was called to her heavenly home with family members at her bedside Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Higher Call Nursing Home in Quapaw, Okla. She was 105.

Mrs. Townsend was born November 17, 1908 in Galena, Kan. to James Fredrick and Mary Acelia (Simon) Elliott. She had lived in the Picher Cardin area Most of her life and graduated from Picher High School. She was a member of the Cardin Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. Paul Townsend, sons Nelson Musgrove and David Townsend, Sister Kathlyn Jenkins, brother James A Elliott.

She is survived by her daughter Mary Autry of Quapaw, Okla. and a son Paul R. Townsend and wife Carol of Miami, Grandchildren Ronald Townsend and wife Evelyn of Quapaw, Allan Strong of Welch, Okla., Chris Strong and wife Marcia of Woodville, Ohio, Mark Strong of Calf, Brian Autry of Quapaw, Okla., Paul Townsend and wife Teresa of Carthage, Mo. and Grand Daughters Cynthia Stewart and husband Kent of Miramar Beach, Florida Natalie Heil and husband Ron of Stevensville, Mont. 5 Great Grandsons, 3 Great Granddaughters and 16 Great Great Grand Children. Brother Jack D Elliott and wife Kitty of Crestview, FL. Several nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, Okla. Rev. Dale Neal will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Services are in care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at