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Frances K. Gillett Tate, age 74, of The Plains, passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She was born June 14, 1943 at home in Athens County, Ohio to the late Harold Lee Gillett and Mary Frances West Gillett. Frances was a 1961 graduate of Amesburn High School. She was a loving homemaker who always welcomed everyone into her home and made sure that they had a full belly. Frances and her husband, John, actively supported St. Jude's and Make A Wish Foundation. She enjoyed crocheting and making crafts, but her greatest passion was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by 2 children, Greg Tate (Heather) of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Melissa Stauffer (Thomas) of Parachute, Colorado; sisters, Sandy, Virginia, Norma, Barbara and Sue; brother, Ted; as well as 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Tate in 2011; son, Mike Tate; and 5 sisters. Graveside funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 P.M. at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Wellston with John Pelletier, CLP officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston.