Margaret L. Fraise, 85, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at Eldercare Nursing Home in Alton. Born January 10, 1924 in Dallas City, IL, she was the daughter of Ray and Gracie (Downs) Jarvis. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. On November 23, 1946 she married Walter L. Fraise Sr. They celebrated 63 years of marriage. He survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Rita France and her husband Ray of Globe, AZ, and Marietta "Mary" Reece and her husband Joe of Brighton, two sons; Walter L. Fraise Jr. of Godfrey, and Kenny Fraise and his wife Jean of Moriarty, NM, 24 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a brother, Garry Jarvis and his wife Juanita of Stronghurst, IL, a sister-in-law, Evelyn Jarvis of Wever, Iowa, and numerous niece and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Gurden L. Jarvis, a nephew, and a great grandson. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Monday at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Father Jim Walther will officiate. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com.
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