Frances Louise Queen, 91, was called home to the Lord Friday, April 29, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the North Madison Church of Christ. The Rev. Dale Underwood will officiate. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Normangee. Funeral services were entrusted to Cozart Funeral Home in Normangee.
Frances Louise Burk, the daughter of Isaac Warren Burk and Martha Elizabeth Woods Burk, was born on Sept. 16, 1924, in Normangee. Fran was a phone company operator in Galveston when she met service man Joe Tysl, and on his return for being overseas during World War II, they married and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, near his family. They built a bakery business in the city and had her only child Tom, they later sold the bakery, purchased a property in Geauga County, Ohio, and built a successful dairy farm on 300 acres in Huntsburg. Joe developed cancer and died in 1965.
Fran then leased the farm and later married Raymond Queen. She with Tom and Ray's four children, Bonnie, Ed, Glenda, and Ray Jr. they moved to Parkman, Ohio. Raymond retired from Fisher Body in 1977 and moved to their retirement home in Madisonville, where Fran was active the North Madison Church of Christ, Texas Extension Homemakers, The Republican Party, Bush Presidential Library and other civic activities. Ray Queen passed away in the mid 80's and Fran remained active in Madison County's election process and Republican Party until retiring herself in 2006 and moving to a senior apartment in Keller to be closer to family, later moving to Meadowood Retirement Community in Grapevine.
She was preceded in death by sisters and brothers Adolph, Opal, Lola Mae, Arch, Allie, Mary and Patsy.
She is survived by son Thomas Tysl, wife Lynnell, granddaughter Kenzie, stepchildren Bonnie, Edward and Beverly Queen and family, Glenda and Tom Hon, Thomas Jr. and family, Lisa Terrell and family, and Ray Jr. and Patty Queen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Fran's loves were her grandchild Kenzie — her light and joy; Jesus Christ, politics, and playing 42 ... anytime.
Memorial contributions may be made to The James Group, 13425 Webb Chapel Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.