Frankie Mae Faulkner, of Odessa, Texas, went home to be with the LORD on December 3, 2017, with her two daughters by her side.
Frankie passed away after 103 years, 6 months, and 17 days of life. Frankie lived alone until she moved into the Madison Medical Resort where she enjoyed the last year of her life.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2017, in the Crane County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home.
Frankie was born on May 17, 1914, in Eustace, Texas to Otis Lipps and Katy Weir Lipps, being the fourth child born into her family with two brothers and three sisters. Frankie grew up on a cotton farm and went to a one-room school near Woodson and later moved by covered wagon to the Lubbock area. She married Jack Tefteller on November 22, 1933, in Breckenridge, Texas. There were two daughters born into their family, Sue Dahlen and Jane Selman. The first born daughter, Sue Beth was born in 1936. Jack and Frankie sought labor in California and Frankie worked as a âRosie the Riveterâ in the Naval Aircraft plant and also on Air Force Bombers. They lived in Escondido, California after Jack joined the Navy and was stationed at Camp Elliott. They moved to Roby, Texas and later moved to Kermit, Texas, in 1946. Their second daughter, Jane Ann was born in 1950. Jack passed away in 1954 and Frankie worked as a bookkeeper for a local Lumberyard and as a clerk at Dunlaps Department Store.
Frankie married Cecil Faulkner in May, 1958 and moved to Rankin, Texas. They lived in Rankin for 26 years until Cecil passed away in 1984. She moved to Odessa, Texas for a time, then moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico for five years and moving back to Odessa in 1991. She was a very faithful Christian and attended the Sixth and Jackson Church of Christ for the last 25 years and was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She loved life and enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was an excellent cook, loved to sew, knit, and crochet. She enjoyed TV and working puzzle books. She was a daily bible reader and read it through annually for the last 25 years and even up to a few days before she passed away. She always enjoyed traveling and in later years loved going to Port Aransas and Buchanan Dam Lake in Texas.
Frankie Mae Falkner was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Kirby Lipps, Vance Lipps, and sisters Faye Andrews, Ruby Farris, Bessie Taylor, and one grandson, Ronald Selman. She was the last surviving member of the Otis Lipps family.
She is survived by daughters Sue Dahlen and husband Charles of Odessa, Texas and Jane Selman and husband Barry of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren Kathy Harper of Odessa, Texas, Roy Keith Harper and wife Cassie of Edmond, Oklahoma and Russell Selman and wife Vicki of Frisco, Texas; 7 great grandchildren: Kristy Allison, Katy Wilkerson, Kyle McGlothlin, Allissa Hejl, Ryan Harper, Austin Selman, and Alli Selman; and 16 great great grandchildren: Kylie, Krista, Kamry; Kade, Kyler, Korban, Jacob, Colton, Wyatt; Kole, Kyndal, Kynzlee, Kroy; Hadley, Charlie Anne, and Ella.