OBITUARY: Frances Haler Priess, 86, of Mason dies Nov. 2, 2013

Frances Haler Priess, 86, a longtime resident of Mason, Texas, went to her heavenly home Nov. 2, 2013.

Frances Lee Haler was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Mason to George and Grace Ledbetter Haler. She was baptized in the German Methodist Church in Mason and was confirmed on April 6, 1944, in St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Frances graduated from Mason High School in May 1944 and married Perry Priess on Dec. 25, 1943, in St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor M.J. Schwartz officiating.

Frances was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and participated in women’s organizations.  She enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. She also enjoyed having a garden and canning the homegrown vegetables. Flower gardening was one of her loves. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts, including quilting, embroidering and crocheting. In later years, she discovered she had a gift for drawing and painting.  Family members and friends are fortunate to have many of her works displayed in their homes.

Frances loved the Lord, her family and her friends. She will be missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Priess, on Jan. 7, 1990. Her parents, a baby brother and a baby sister also preceded her in death.

She is survived by son, Danny Priess and wife Doris of Sunrise Beach; two daughters, Kay Parrott of Coleman and Brenda Miller and husband John of Kerrville; six grandchildren, Kelly Priess and wife Stephanie of Georgetown, Kym Priess of Los Angeles, Cody Parrott and wife Julie of Hawley, Trent Parrott and wife Anjolyn of Flower Mound, Natalie Miller Wiggins and husband Steve of New Braunfels and Kristen Miller Smith and husband Robert of Roanoke, Va. She also is survived by six great-grandchildren, Isabella, Lane, Garyn, Trey, Karrigan and Jackson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Cody Parrott, Trent Parrott, Kelly Priess, David Herklotz, Tim Herklotz and Eddie Wayne Priess.

Visitation with the family is 5-7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Mason Funeral Home, 204 Post Oak St. in Mason, (325) 347-5506. A funeral service is 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in Gooch Cemetery.

Memorials in her honor may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Camp Chrysalis or the charity of one’s choice.

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