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Frankie Marie Tyree

Funeral services for Frankie Marie Tyree, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2019 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.

Mrs. Tyree passed away at 2:45 a.m., Sunday, June 23, 2019 at West Vue Nursing Center, surrounded by her family.

She was born October 21, 1926, at Bakersfield, Missouri, being the oldest daughter of William Pete Fore and Faye Hughes Fore.  Frankie graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1945 and earned a Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Drury University.  She began her teaching career at Stoney Point in rural Howell County.  On June 4, 1955, she was married at Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Eldon Ray Tyree, who preceded her in death on December 18, 2014.  She spent the next forty-two years teaching at Bakersfield, Missouri, Mountain Home, Arkansas, South Fork and West Plains, Missouri schools.  After retiring from teaching, Frankie and Eldon traveled extensively visiting forty-eight states in the United States and several Canadian provinces.  Frankie enjoyed helping Eldon the farm, gardening, quilting and playing card games with her many friends.  Mrs. Tyree was a Baptist in faith and attended United Free Will Baptist Church in West Plains.

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Vadna and Floyd Jr. Bench; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Her parents, husband of 59 ½ years, Eldon, one brother, Billy Joe Fore and one sister-in-law, Donna Lois Fore and one nephew, James Michael Harris, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Fore Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Fore Cemetery or Gideon Bible Society and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at