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October 3, 1944 October 28, 2018
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Frances Mae (Esser) Everett, age 74, of Clever, Missouri, died Sunday, October 28, 2018. She was at home with her beloved brother, Eugene Esser and sister-in-law and best friend, Debby Esser. Frances was born October 3, 1944 in Syracuse, Nebraska, to Quenten Eugene Esser and Irene Mae (Frye) Esser.

Frances attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Nebraska City, Neb., and graduated in 1962.

She married her husband Donald Eugene Everett on January 17, 1964. While still living in Nebraska they had three children, Donna Jeanne, Denise Irene, and Dana Carleen. They relocated in 1975 to Kearney, Mo., where they made their home for the next 25 years. While there, Frances was actively involved with the Church of Annunciation as a lay minister, lector and parish school educator. She was employed by Hallmark Cards and Edward Jones.

Eventually, Donald and Frances moved to the southwest Missouri area and ultimately chose Clever, Mo. as their final home. After they relocated she continued to work for Edward Jones for several years. At the time of her death she worked at Espy Elementary in the food service program where she was loved by all the students, teachers and staff. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Billings, Mo., where she was a dedicated parishioner and a faithful servant to her church community and family.

Survivors include three daughters, Donna Mason and husband Gary, Denise Knutter and husband Michael, and Dana Uber and husband Matt; grandchildren, Kaileb Everett, Ashley Knutter, Kelsey McClure and husband Brian, Aaron Knutter, Everett Knutter, Kaylee Uber, and Clayton Uber; great-grandchildren, Maleigh, Kamden, Kennedy, Blake, Annabelle, Christian, Aiden, Benny and Everly; an older sister, Linda Deaver and husband Chuck; a younger sister, Jackie Leuders; a younger brother, Eugene Esser and wife Debby; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Everett; and many nieces and nephews.

Frances was welcomed home by her husband of 51 years, Donald Eugene Everett; her parents, Quenten Esser and Irene Zimmerman; a sister, Kathy Krueger; and a grandson, Cody R. Uber.

A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m., visitation at 10:00 a.m., and the funeral mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, November 2, 2018, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Billings, Mo., under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Vincent De Paul food pantry in Billings, Mo. Family and friends may share online condolences on this website, at

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