OBITUARY

Frances "Toodles" Kail

October 16, 1925October 10, 2020
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Frances “Toodles” Bryson Kail was born in Flatwoods, Tennessee, on October 16, 1925, to Arthur Lee Bryson, Sr. and Harriet Rebecca Edwards Bryson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Farris Hardin Kail, Sr., her parents, her six siblings, brothers, Arthur L. Bryson, Jr., Joe Eldridge Bryson, William Curtis Bryson, sisters, Edna Iverette Bryson Kimbley, Juanita Olivia Bryson Brown, and Sammie Sue Bryson Tatum. She is survived by her son, Farris Hardin “Hardy” Kail, Jr., wife Cathey, grandsons Michael Hardy Kail, Matthew Neal Kail, wife Candi, Martin Louis Kail, wife Laurel, great-grandsons, Myles Jace Kail and Callahan Reed Kail, and numerous other family members.

Toodles attended Bartlett High School in Memphis, TN, and completed the 11th grade in 1942. She worked at various jobs, including the atom bomb project in Oakridge, TN, before marrying Farris in 1947. Farris was in construction and they moved often throughout the south. Between 1947 and 1968, she lived at 28 different addresses.

Toodles was a rock in her family and always active in church everywhere she lived. She remained in contact, all her life, with many of the people she met during her travels. Toodles was a homemaker, worked in a nursing home, was a house mother in a children’s home, a cook on a Mississippi tug boat, and a family care giver. She never hesitated to express her opinion. After moving to San Antonio in the late 1990s, she became a full time grandmother and gardener. She was a friend to all and loved by many.

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    Monday, October 26, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 26, 2020

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Becky Hunt

October 28, 2020

Toodles was as hard-headed as her Daddy and as sweet as her Momma. She was almost perfect, except for her spaghetti, but I think that everyone that knew her loved her anyway. She was so special to me, and I am missing her already. I have already lost two sets of parents and I know how difficult the near future is for my cousin/brother, Hardy. But he was so blessed to have her for 72 years. What a wonderful thing.

I will love you always and will see you on the other side.

Becky Hunt

October 28, 2020

Pappy, Toodles, Sammie, and Tiny

Becky Hunt

October 28, 2020

Toodles, Tiny, Tott, and Sammie

Judy Long

October 25, 2020

A wonderful woman who cared about others her whole life. She was very much loved and will be missed.

Sherry Hatchett

October 24, 2020

I loved her dearly. So many wonderful memories from childhood, but so thankful I still had her in my life as an adult. She was a wonderful example of love and service to her family.

mark bryson

October 20, 2020

Tootles loved Christmas

mark bryson

October 20, 2020

Enjoying my aunts - Mark Bryson

mark bryson

October 20, 2020

Tootles with siblings

Cathy A Kail-Tucker

October 12, 2020

"Grandma Toodles" -- Thank you for showing me how to make tacos 50 years ago. Yours were always the best, hands-down.

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Toodles and her favorite son

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Four Generations

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Henry, Me + Myles, Matt
5-12-2012
Four Generations

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She did like bright colors!

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Toodles with her favorite Marine

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Farris Sr. and Farris Jr.

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