Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Frances Clampitt

Frances Annette Clampitt, of Quincy, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4:26 am in Blessing Hospital.

Frances was born June 19, 1927 near Basco, Illinois, the daughter of Harm and Marie Tobias Wichman. She married Curtis Clampitt on June 25, 1949 in the Basco Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2012.

She attended Apple Grove Grade School. Frances then attended Basco High School for three years, and graduated from Elvaston, Illinois High School in 1945. She worked several places including Mississippi Valley Telephone Co. in Carthage, Illinois, Schaffer Pen in Ft. Madison, Iowa, Motorola in Quincy and Ben Franklin. Frances enjoyed sewing and did alterations. She also upholstered furniture for several years. Frances volunteered for the Salvation Army and Blessing Hospital. She enjoyed attending church and Sunday school.

Survivors include her son, Harlan Wayne (Lila) Clampitt, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and step grand-children.

In addition to her husband, Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Donna Ruth, three brothers, Alvin John in infancy, John in the army during World War II, and Fredrick Wickman, a sister, Mary Ann Williams, and a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Wichman.

Services: 11:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Manago officiating.

Burial: Basco-South Cemetery, Basco, Illinois

Visitation: 9:30 to 11:00 am at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: Meals On Wheels


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Francis was a good neighbor Faithful to our Lord. I’m glad she didn’t have to linger long Francis said she was ready to go what joy she is experiencing now.

  2. She was a very special lady. Not too long ago we had a nice chat at church about Donna and Harlan. Walking down memory lane was a nice thing and so glad I had the chance. She was a lovely Christian lady. May God give the family comfort at this time…

  3. Frances & I were friends for over 20 yrs. as we were neighbors until she moved to Spring St. She enjoyed going out to eat, we went at least couple times at month. She was an inspiration with her life stories. I will so miss her phone calls & company. Rest easy, Frances. I loved you.

  4. Frances was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed visiting with her. I loved her life stories so much wisdom.

  5. Frances was a very special friend. She always had a smile and a greeting at church. I always looked forward to a chat on the phone or taking and picking up sewing jobs and staying for a visit. She blessed our family with her skills and my life with her friendship.

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