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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Services for Frances (Ila) Singleton to be held Wednesday, June 18

  • Frances (Ila) Singleton, age 98, a resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, former resident of Hale, Missouri, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Valley Manor and Rehab in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
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  • Frances (Ila) Singleton, age 98, a resident of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, former resident of Hale, Missouri, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at Valley Manor and Rehab in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Ila was born the daughter of Daniel and Daisy (Pierce) Figg on June 27, 1915, in Bedford, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Stanley Singleton on March 26, 1930, in Laclede, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1985. She worked as a Correspondent for the Constitution Tribune Newspaper in Chillicothe, Missouri for 40 years, covering the Hale, Bedford, and Avalon areas. Ila also wrote short stories for many books and magazines. She had a great interest in children. Survivors include one daughter, Grace Thompson and husband Raymond of Holt, Missouri; five grandchildren, Daniel Singleton, Bob Canterbury, Richard Canterbury, Larry Ryther, and Joan Binnie. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Stanley; two sons, Stanley and Daniel Singleton; and one daughter Sharon Crawford. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Avalon Cemetery, Avalon, Missouri. A scheduled family visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri, on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Mercy Hospital and may be left at or mailed to the Lindley Funeral Home P.O. Box 47 Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.  Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home Chillicothe, Missouri.
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