FRANCES MARIE JOHNSON GRANDSTAFF - Died August 3, 2002 after a lengthy illness, at the Birch View Nursing Home in Birch Tree, MO. She was 79 years old. Frances was born June 26, 1923 at Birch Tree, MO to Joseph and Josephine JOHNSON. She was married to Merle GRANDSTAFF on February 26, 1939. To this union six children were born. They are Reva MILEY, of Winona; Lynda BARNES, of Birch Tree; Kenneth GRANDSTAFF of Eminence; Gerald GRANDSTAFF of Oklahoma; and James GRANDSTAFF and Lola SIMS, who preceded her in death. She is survived by four children, 10 grand children, 12 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. After the death of her husband in 1973 Frances returned to school and received a license in nursing. She worked for several years caring for the elderly. Frances loved to travel and was able to travel throughout the United States and Europe. She loved to cook, quilt and do for others. She will be so missed by all who loved her. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 6 at the Birch Tree Funeral Home. Burial immediately followed at the Berea Mennonite Cemetery in Birch Tree. Arrangements were under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home.   Sources for this information: Willa Grandstaff Norwood.