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Graveside services for Frances Louise (Callicoat) Daffin, age 84 years, a former Atoka resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Bentley Cemetery, in Bentley.
Interment will be in Bentley Cemetery, at Bentley.
Services are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, in Atoka.
Daffin passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, in Sallisaw.
She was born on March 12, 1936, to Carl and Katie Callicoat, at Bentley.
She was raised in the East Allison, Bentley, and Blackjack communities.
After serving her country for many years as a Marine Corps spouse, she worked full time, while she studied and graduated as a registered nurse. She became a respected coronary care nurse and was a Nurse Case Manager for the Oklahoma State Employees Insurance Board.
She attended the Sallisaw Church of Christ.
Daffin was the devoted daughter of Carl and Katie Callicoat; younger sister to Charles Callicoat; loving mother of Ann Daffin Anderson and her husband, Lloyd, and Michael Daffin and his wife, Denise, and Will Daffin; the adored Nana to Eve Anderson Smiley, Ben Anderson, Grant Daffin, Conner Daffin, Jennifer Bailey and Jarrod Cassady; great-grandmother of Emily and Noah Anderson; Jacob, Cy, Annabelle, and Jeffrey Smiley and Sloane Daffin; aunt to Alvanell Morris, Chock McDaniel, Ruel McDaniel, Lola Irion, Phil McDaniel, Terry Callicoat, Alan Callicoat, Donna Callicoat Ledford, Ellis Callicoat, Julia Cole, Stella Mooney and Gradie Ann Simmons.
Callicoat was an exceptional human being on all levels and overcame many obstacles in her life with determination and class. She was kind and she was good. Callicoat relished having fun with her grandchildren and she was their greatest cheerleader from sports and other activities to adventures in Australia and England. She was an avid gardener, doted on her poodles and left us many beautiful pieces of crochet.
Late in life, she endured the ravages of dementia. Now she has her well deserved rest and peace. She is our beloved.
Condolences may be sent to the family by email to: BROWNS@ATOKA.NET. Please reference the name of the deceased in your correspondence.