Florence Jane "Janie" France

Florence Jane “Janie” France, 93, Hays, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Russell Regional Hospital.

She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Forestburg, Texas, to Noah Clifford and Zelma Bernice (Kuykendall) Gilley. She was a 1944 graduate of Whitharral High School in Whitharral, Texas.

She married William A. DeBusk on July 9, 1946, in Sudan, Texas. She later married Jack B. France on Nov. 5, 1976, in Denton, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1982. She was a telephone operator for General Telephone.

She was a former member of the Church of Christ in Littlefield, Texas.

She enjoyed bowling, sewing and embroidery, jigsaw puzzles, visiting with family and friends, traveling and sightseeing, the color purple, and her dog, Jenny.

Survivors include a son, Wayne A. DeBusk and wife, Dolly, Hays; two granddaughters, Kristin Stone and husband, Nathan, Little Elm, Texas and Elizabeth Jorgenson and husband, Ande, Omaha, Neb.; and four great- grandchildren, Rebekah, Joshua, Tucker, and Truett.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Elwin and Weldon Gilley.

Inurnment will be in West Park Cemetery in Hereford, Texas.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com

Posted online on October 19, 2020