Frances "Fran" Jean Houston

February 14, 1935September 13, 2021

PEKIN ~ Frances Jean “Fran” Houston, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at UnityPoint Health in Pekin.

Born February 14, 1935 in Benton County, Mississippi to Virgil R. and Ineva (Elliott) Agee, she married Henry Franklin “Frank” Houston on January 27, 1951 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He died October 14, 2006 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Robert L. Houston and Randy S. Houston; one daughter, E. Sherrie Allen; one grandson, Court F. Houston and one brother, Harley Agee.

Surviving are three grandsons, Chad (Julie) Houston of Delavan, Cameron (Danielle) Houston of Heyworth and Nick (Melissa) Roxby of Metamora; ten great-grandchildren, Garrett Houston, Wyatt Houston, Alyxis Houston, Nola Houston, Landen Houston, Rhoen Houston, Piper Roxby, Maria Cantrall, Garrett Cantrall and Colbi Cantrall; one brother, Thomas (Marilyn) Agee of East Peoria and two sisters, Laxine Montgomery of Creve Coeur and Gerry (Jim) Sego of Pekin. She also leaves one son-in-law, Jim (Carla) Allen of Gibson City; two daughters-in-law, Ann Houston of Heyworth and Marci Houston of Metamora; one sister-in-law, Billy K. Agee of North Port, Florida and many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed being a homemaker and socializing with friends and family. She also worked in real estate for many years.

Frances was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Pekin for many years. An avid reader, she was a former member of Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673.

Her graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at Orendorff Cemetery near Hopedale. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc., 215 West Illinois Street, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60610 or to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

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20 September

Graveside Service

2:30 pm

Orendorff Cemetery

Hopedale, Illinois


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Pamela Hughes

September 16, 2021

So sorry to hear of Frans passing, just talked with her a little or a week ago. Called her regularly she was a good friend of the family for many yrs. She will be missed. Pam Hughes

Mary Jane Ingram

September 15, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Although I did not know your sister I can a similarity between her smile & yours. May comfort & peace surround you in the days ahead.

Mary Jane Ingram