Frances Darlene (Frailey) (1933 - 2012)

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Frances Darlene (Frailey) Van Slyke
1933 - 2012
updated February 06, 2019
Frances Darlene Frailey, mother to 5 children, was born on June 6, 1933 at Iowa Falls Hospital, Iowa Falls, Iowa. She was born into the Frailey family and married into the Van Slyke family. She was born to Orpha Mae Waldo and Harvey Logan Frailey, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. Frances married Darrell E Vanslyke. She would also marry Harold Arthur McClelland, and they gave birth to Linda Renee Silvey, Anthony Ray Silvey, Timothy Wade Silvey, Danny Joe Silvey, and April Dawn McClelland. She would also marry Veachel Silvey. Frances also married Harold Arthur McClelland. She died on February 4, 2012 at Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls, Iowa at 78 years of age.


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Frances Van Slyke was born on at Iowa Falls Hospital, in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa United States


Frances Van Slyke died on at Heritage Care Center, 2320 Washington Ave, in Iowa Falls, Iowa United States

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lung cancer

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at Friends Cemetery, County Highway D15, in Iowa Falls, Iowa United States


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710 Iowa St, in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa United States


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Frances Darlene Frailey & Darrell E Vanslyke

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Darrell E Vanslyke
Aug 2, 1924 - Sep 9, 1998




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Frances Van Slyke

February 4, 2012

Frances Van Slyke, 78 of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Frances Van Slyke will be 10:30 am Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the First Christian church, 221 Fischer Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa, with Pastor T. J. Norman officiating. A time of visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 7th at the Linn's Funeral Home 1521 Washington Avenue, Iowa Falls, Iowa. Burial will be at the Friends Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Memorials may be directed to North Iowa Hospice or to her son: Tim Silvey, 611 Iowa Street, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 50126. The Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Frances Darlene Frailey was born June 6, 1933 at Iowa Falls, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey Logan and Orpha Mae [Waldo] Frailey. She attended the Iowa Falls Community Schools. She was married to Darrell Van Slyke. She was a homemaker and worked for Grace Indexing at Riverside Book and Bible, Iowa Falls.

Frances Van Slyke is survived by Linda [Keith] Jenkins of Fort Worth, Texas, Tim [Sheree] Silvey of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Dan [Susan] Silvey of Shellharbour, New South Whales, Australia, April [Ross] Childers of Grand Prairie, Texas, Linda Van Slyke of Mankato, Minnesota, Rebecca [Ronnie] Boelkes of Tyler, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a sister: Virginia Cayler of Lacrosse, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her parents: Logan and Orpha Frailey; her husbands: Veachel Silvey and Darrell Van Slyke; a son: Tony Silvey; an infant sister: Roberta Jean Frailey; and a brother: Harvey Frailey.

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In 1933, in the year that Frances Darlene Frailey was born, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1941, Frances was just 8 years old when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1958, she was 25 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1961, at the age of 28 years old, Frances was alive when on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

In 1984, by the time she was 51 years old, on January 1, "Baby Bells" were created. AT&T had been the provider of telephone service (and equipment) in the United States. The company kept Western Electric, Bell Labs, and AT&T Long Distance. Seven new regional companies (the Baby Bells) covered local telephone service and were separately owned. AT&T lost 70% of its book value due to this move.

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