Frances Dame

May 27, 1923 ~ May 17, 2021 (age 97)




     Frances Dame  97, of Madisonville, Kentucky, formerly of the Pack Community in McLean County passed peacefully on Monday, May 17, 2021 at her home in Madisonville.  Frances Vivona was born May 27, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Francisco and Gaetana Lucchese Vivona, was raised a Catholic, and was married to Dudley Letcher Dame May 24, 1947 in Brooklyn.  Frances was a homemaker, an artist and a Bob Ross Painting Instructor.  She was a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary and enjoyed both camping and traveling, visiting all 50 states.  In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Dudley L. Dame, who died January 10, 2013.

     Survivors include five daughters, Barbara Kunkle of Madisonville, Kathleen Robson (Mike) of Woodland Park, Colorado, Teresa Holm (John) of Seattle, Denise Pitts of Richland, Washington, and Roberta Dame-Martin (David) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

     Funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. Friday at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel.  Burial will be in the Poplar Grove Cemetery in McLean County.  Friends may visit with Frances’ family from 9:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Friday at Musters in Calhoun.  In compliance with health and public safety directives, capacity for Frances’ visitation and funeral service will be limited in accordance with state guidelines.

     Frances’ services will be streamed live on at 12:30 P.M. Friday.

     The Frances Dame family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund; P.O. Box 234; Sacramento, Kentucky  42372.  Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Musters in Calhoun.

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May 21, 2021

9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel
300 Main Street
Calhoun, Kentucky 42327

Funeral Service
May 21, 2021

12:30 PM
Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel
300 Main Street
Calhoun, Kentucky 42327

May 21, 2021

Poplar Grove Cemetery
Highway 1155
Rumsey, Kentucky 42371


Poplar Grove Cemetery Fund
P.O. Box 234, Sacramento KY 42372

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