Mary Frances Allee

August 18, 1926December 17, 2013

Mary Frances Aimar Marshall Allee , 87 passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013. She was born August 18, 1926 in Cross Hill, South Carolina.

Frances resided in Louisville, Kentucky where she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She had a career as a district manager of World Book/Childcraft Corporation and worked with schools in the Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana region promoting the love of reading. After retirement she worked at Pets Place caring for the birds and animals and was known as the "bird lady".

She previously resided in Charlotte, North Carolina and was a graduate of Charlotte Technical High School. Francis worked for Belk's as a bookkeeper and was an active member of Belmont Park United Methodist Church.

She found joy in her life through her family, playing Bunco, gardening, and painting. She never met a stranger and enjoyed visiting with people in all walks of life. She enjoyed traveling and visited places all over the world.

Survived by daughter, Sandra Marshall McAteer and husband Jim of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; daughter, Janice Marshall Beatty and husband Phil of McAlester, Oklahoma; son, John Kenneth Marshall and wife Yvonne of Louisville Kentucky.

Grandchildren, Jimmy McAteer and wife Marianna of Ft Worth, Texas, Meredith Beatty Selman and husband Scott of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Christie McAteer Dirks and husband Matt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Candace Marshall Watson and husband Larry of Louisville, Kentucky, Whitney McAteer of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Phillip Beatty of McAlester, Oklahoma, Kaitlyn Marshall of Louisville, Kentucky.

Great grand children; Tyler Marshall, Christiana Watson, Thomas Watson, Lucas Watson, Callie Dirks, Riggins Dirks, Lydia Selman, Claire Selman, Henry Selman.

Sister Cornelia Aimar Pepper and husband Barney.

Nephews Steve Smith and wife Debbie. Dale Smith and wife Shirley. And niece Allison Patrick and husband Don.

Predecessed by mother Mary Belle Grant Aimar. Father John Ballinger Aimar. Husband Lyle Curtis Marshall. Husband Robert Allee. son Lyle Curtis Marshall JR. Brother John Ballinger Aimar Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21 at 3:00 pm at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd., Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 - 3 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be held on Monday, December 23 12:00 pm. at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 am -12:00 pm. at McEwen Funeral Home at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC. Family and friends may sign her guestbook and leave memories at


  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Jones Family

December 23, 2013

Outr prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort. Romans 15:33

December 20, 2013

Dear Sandra, Janice, and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. No one can take the place of a mother; especially one as sweet as yours. I remember many happy times at your parents' home as we were growing up. Frankie was always good to me although I know at times she must have just shook her head.

My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this heartbreaking time.
Patti Turner

Anita S

December 20, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to the Allee family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Art and Fatih Brush

December 19, 2013

Sending condolences to the family

Lyudmila Buck

December 19, 2013

She was such a sweet lady! RIP,Frances. We will miss you...

Heather Flathers

December 18, 2013

My prayers are with the family, I remembered her face looking at the paper. I grew up playing at her house in Louisville with her granddaughter. She was such a nice and caring lady. I'm so sorry for ur loss. RIP

Bobbie Duncan

December 18, 2013

Cornelia, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bobbie Duncan(Walhalla,S.C,)

Tina Barrett

December 17, 2013

Prayers and thoughts are with you. May God's peace be with you and your family during your time of loss. I know your bond was strong and you will miss her, but you will always have your wonderful memories. Love you. Horace and Tina Barrett

Leslie Shealy

December 17, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time.
God's Peace,
L Carol Shealy
Walhalla, SC

Cornelia Pepper

December 17, 2013

Frankie, God was so good when He let me have you for a "big sister". No one will ever understand the bond of love we shared. You are at peace with our Lord and Savior and with that assurance, I am at peace too. Until we meet again. Love Cornelia