Frances Aileen Millsap, 95, of Springdale, Arkansas formerly of Siloam Springs and Hot Springs, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale.
She was born March 2, 1924 in Paola, Kansas, the daughter of Henry and Maxine Bayles Harrison. She moved with her parents to Siloam Springs when she was four years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Hal Millsap Jr., her second husband, Tom Longfellow, and her brother, Tom Harrison.
She is survived by her brothers, Steve Harrison and Hank Harrison and Hank’s wife Cheryl, all of Siloam Springs: her three children, Hal and Jan Millsap of Springdale, Rosemary and Ken Steele of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, and Holly and Michael Ezell of Weddington Community, Arkansas; eight grandchildren, Tracy Steelman of Aiken, South Carolina; Amy Matayo and husband Doug of Springdale; Emily Mincks and husband Andrew of Rogers; Melissa Chesnut of Loveland, Colorado; Shannon Ogden and wife Victoria of Littleton, Colorado; Michael Ogden and wife Shona of Austin, Texas, Nathan Ezell and wife Rebekah Falkner of Austin, Texas; and Rachel Ezell and husband Michael O’Keefe of Duxbury, Massachusetts; step-grandson Jonathan Steele of Warrenton, Virginia; 23 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Siloam Springs and attended First Christian Church of Hot Springs. She was an avid reader, a published author, loved to write poetry and play the piano, taught Sunday School, sang in the church choir and was in many clubs. She was an active member of PEO over fifty years and served as President.
Memorial service will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Chapel in Siloam Springs on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00pm. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.
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