Frances Marie McCully Stanton, 69, OF Troy went to her heavenly home on February 13, 2020. She was born to Alfred McCully and Joyce Filiatreau McCully on May 16, 1950 in Eureka, Montana. Frances attended school in Eureka, Libby and in Troy. Frances was one of 12 children in mixed marriages. She attended one year of college part-time at Flathead Valley Community College.
Frances held many jobs including waitressing, postal work, and owning several different business, but was known for Fran’s Varietyland which she operated for 23 years. Fran was very active in her community. She belonged to the grange and the VFW Auxiliary #5514 for 44 years and belonged to #1548 Libby auxiliary for almost 3. She held every position and did them well, and won several awards for her presidency and her work with youth groups. Frances was known as the “Give a Helping Hand Christmas Program Coordinator for over 38 years. And she organized the first Community Easter Egg Hunt in Troy, and remained for many years. Frances was a talented artist, liked to sing karaoke once in a while or at a campfire. Frances had only pride and love to give to everyone she touched. But her family was first.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years Harold Stanton, her mother and father Alfred McCully and Joyce McCully Fisher, her sister Pam McCully and brother Bobby McCully and brother Phillip Fisher and wife Danette.
Frances raised three children, Billie Jo Brue and special friend Larry Akkerman of Troy; Rick Bragg and wife Tammy of Troy; and Roy Stanton and wife Teela of Troy; but the light in her eye was knowing she had grandchildren, Lyric and Eric Stanton of Troy; Owen and Steven Erickson; Loni Harmon of Libby; Bryant Stumpf of Billings; Veronica Stumpf of Roundup, MT; Kalie Stumpf of Spokane, WA; Great grandchildren Viora Erickson; Levi Harmon; and Emily Harmon; brothers Jumbo Mccully of Libby; Charles Edward Mccully and wife Willie May of Ocoee, FL; Sam Mccully and wife Fran of Troy; Bud McCully and wife Debbie of Trego, MT; Pat McCully and wife Brenda of Trego, MT; Michael McCully of North Dakota; Barbara McCully Frost and husband Stan Frost of Three Forks, MT; and Bill Fisher of Arcadia, Missouri.
There will be a memorial service for the friends and family of Frances on June 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Milnor Lake Cemetery, followed by a reception picnic at the Stanton residence at 321 Riverside Avenue in Troy at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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