Mattie Nelle Francone, 83, of Nampa, passed away June 20,
1997, in the Karcher Estates Care Center of natural causes.
The Funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 24, 1997, at 2
p.m. in the Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Entombment
will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. The
family will greet friends at the Francone residence after
Mattie was born January 14, 1914, at Jonesboro, Tennessee, a
daughter of Hugh and Mary Cox Kincheloe. She moved with
her family t a ranch near Homedale, Idaho, in 1925, where she
remained until her marriage to Eugene Francone in 1933.
Mattie and Gene made their home in Nampa where they owned and
operated Francone's Club for many years. Mattie was a
loving Mother, Grandmother, and Sister and will be missed
She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Mr. Carroll) Smith
of Nampa, and Shirley (Mrs. Tom)_ Cassidy of California; five
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Sam Kencheloe of Nampa,
and General Niles Fulwyler of New Mexico; three aunts, Goldie
Cox, Pearl Fulkerson, and Katie Cox of TN; and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband
Eugene, and one brother, Cecil.