Frances Darlene Frailey (1933 - 2012)



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at Iowa Falls Hospital, in Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa United States


on at Heritage Care Center, 2320 Washington Ave, in Iowa Falls, Iowa United States
Cause of death: 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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Parent: Orpha Mae Waldo
Parent: Harvey Logan Frailey

Husband: Darrell E Vanslyke

Spouse: Harold Arthur McClelland
Children with Harold: Linda Renee Silvey, Anthony Ray Silvey, Timothy Wade Silvey, Danny Joe Silvey, and April Dawn McClelland

Spouse: Veachel Silvey

Spouse: Harold Arthur McClelland


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1933 - In the year that Frances Darlene Frailey was born, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

1934 - Frances was only 1 year old when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

1957 - At the age of 24 years old, Frances was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1960 - She was 27 years old when on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1971 - At the age of 38 years old, Frances was alive when on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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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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