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Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Francies H. (Scott) Elder, age 105, of Vandalia, passed away at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 12-2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ in Vandalia.
Service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.
Officiating will be the Rev. Richard Smith.
Music will be provided by the church choir.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tim Chatman, Dameun Chatman, Louis Clark, Jonathan Clark, Jeffrey Chatman, and Derek Miller.
Francis H. (Scott) Elder was born and attended schools in the Hobert area of rural Lincoln county, Missouri.
She was born on April 8, 1908 in Hobert, Mo., the daughter of Henry Copenhegan and Charlotte Scott.
She married Perry Elder; he preceded her in death in 1957.
Francies was a Christian by faith and moved to Vandalia from Bowling Green many years ago.
She had performed domestic work for several families in the Whiteside, Lewisville, Bowling Green and Vandalia areas.
Francis enjoyed sewing, fishing, hunting, gardening, cooking, and playing cards.
Survivors include one daughter, Lula F. Clark, of Vandalia; eight grandchildren, Charlotte, Larry, Georgie, Henry, Patricia, Sylvia, Mary, and Keith; 26 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; also survived by one sister-in-law, Gertie Chatman, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Perry; four brothers Harry Scott, John Scott, Arthur Scott, and L. Scott; two sisters Mabel Scott and Susie Scott; and two grandchildren, Andy and Randy.
Memorials are encouraged to the American Kidney Foundation.