Anna Frances Ennes


Anna “Frances” Ryan was born on May 11, 1925, to Frank and JoAnna (Baker) Ryan in the Mineral Springs Community in Barry County Missouri.  She left this earthly life on March 14, 2017, at 3:40 a.m. following a short illness.

In 1942, she married Johnnie Orbie Graves and to this union was born a daughter Judy Lorraine.  Johnnie was killed in the Belgium Bulge shortly after Judy was born.

Frances married Edwin “Bud” Ennes on November 2, 1946, and he adopted Judy.  Also born to this union was one son, Michael and another daughter Amber.  Bud passed away on August 23, 1992, following a battle with cancer.

Frances loved singing country and bluegrass music with the Flying Buzzard Band and Wayne Clevenger.  She was a school teacher for 38 years. 

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents, Frank and Annie Ryan, husbands, Johnnie Graves and Bud Ennes, were her two brothers Troy and Raymond and sister Louise, grandson Scottie Crouch and great granddaughter Breanna Crouch.

Frances leaves behind her children Judy (Jim) Crouch, Mike Ennes and Amber Prater; seven grandchildren, Kimberly (Anthony) Jirik, Angie Marco, Warren (Teresa) Crouch, Adam (Lora) Crouch, Jeremy (Jamie) Prater, Ben (Leeandra) Ennes and Tucker Ennes; 17 great grandchildren, Savannah (Tyler) Epperson, Nikole (William) Dooley, Rachael (Josh) Paul, Andrew (Kaitlin) Jirik, Valery (Darren) Ellison, Lukas Jirik, Brandon (Lacy) Phillips, Zachery, Nicholas, Macayla, and Will Crouch, Elitza, Ashton, and Gregory Crouch, Jase and Jax Prater and Lilly Ennes; 12 great-great grandchildren, Elijah and Caleb Epperson, Amelia and Conner Phillips, Trystan, Jeremiah, Phoebe, Iyvee and Alice Dooley, Gabriel, Jedidiah, and Ezra Paul and one sister, Sue Williams.

She also leaves behind a host of close friends, her family from Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church and several nieces and nephews.

Known as Grannie to many, she will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Ennes Cemetery in Cassville.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your favorite children’s charity in memory of Frances in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared at this website.


6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.

303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO, 65605

  Graveside Service

11:00 a.m. on Saturday, 03/18/2017.

Ennes Cemetery, Cassville, MO

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Steven Swadley

Special lady, our hearts are heavy. Prayers for family, you will be missed by all.

 Posted March 18, 2017 - 2:11pm
Brenda Wilson

Such a beautiful photo tribute to your Mom Judy. Our condolences to you and all the family. Your Mom was such a special lady.
Brenda (Cross) Wilson

 Posted March 17, 2017 - 12:17pm
Brenda Bliss

Sorry for your loss

 Posted March 16, 2017 - 10:19pm
Robert Paul

What a beautiful example of a life well-lived. Grannie's sweet voice and great smile will be much missed, but her legacy of taught children and love of family will live on forever. Be blessed beautiful angel and live in our hearts as we aspire to live an example you set. Prayers of love and comfort to your family.

 Posted March 16, 2017 - 11:27am
Karen Wilson

My thoughts, love and prayers are with your family. What a special person she was. Sincerely Doug and Karen Wilson

 Posted March 15, 2017 - 6:49pm

truly a great lady , will be missed

 Posted March 15, 2017 - 5:08pm

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