Frances L. "Punkin" Wilson, age 75 of Afton, Oklahoma formerly of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away on May 20, 2017 at Jane Phillips Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Frances "Punkin" was born on March 14, 1942 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Merle and Polly (McGuire) Trimble. Punkin grew up and attended school in the Coffeyville, Altamont area. As a young girl her mother passed away, her Dad remarried, Wanda. She graduated from Labette County High School in Altamont, Kansas. On May 29, 1960 she married her soul mate and love of her life Jimmy "Jim" G. Wilson, together they shared 57 wonderful years together. They were married in Coffeyville, Kansas even Honey Mooned in Coffeyville, little did they know that their lives would involve multiple moves and extensive travels. Jim's job involved travel and in the last 25 years Punkin was able to travel with him; together taking every opportunity of free time to enjoy the sites in the area. They truly enjoyed their time together.
Punkin was a homemaker, but to her family she was much more, she was the best wife a husband could ask for, the best Mom, Tammy and Jamie could ask for and the best MeMaw her grandchildren could have ever asked for. She was the second Mom to so many when raising her family. Friends of the girls were always welcomed with love. After school the girls and friends would often time find homemade cookies waiting for them. Her family loved her cooking, so much so they couldn't choose a favorite dish as they were all their favorite, she made each meal with a special ingredient, genuine love. They had a family tradition of setting together as a family at the evening dinner table where great conversations took place. Frances "Punkin" was loved by all that met her, she had a deep genuine love for people and that was felt by everyone she met. She never had a negative word come from her mouth. She also had a real soft spot for animals, she rescued several animals over the years. Punkin enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, growing flowers and vegetables. She could grow anything. She had a beautiful voice and quite a dancer. Many of Punkin's family have served in the armed forces, she always has had true patriotic spirit with great gratification for those who serve our country.
Those left to pass on her legacy are her husband, Jim of the home, daughters, Tammy Wilson-Leist and her husband, Joe of Owasso, Oklahoma, Jamie Sue Blake Turner of Grove, Oklahoma; brother's, Johnny Trimble, Leroy Trimble, Duke Trimble; sisters, Sissy Soderboom, Patty Trimble; grandchildren, Jamie Leist, Bobby Blake and Gary Blake; ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her, mother, father and step mother, brother, Jimmie Lee Trimble; sister, Dorris "Dink" Maddox.
Services to honor the life of Frances "Punkin" will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 2 pm at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, 2405 Woodland Ave., Coffeyville, Kansas 67337. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 26, at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will take place at Robbins Cemetery west of Coffeyville just off Highway 166. To leave the family a message of condolence visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com