Frances Mae Polasek Carpenter, 97, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Llano. Frances was born to Joseph Polasek and Martha Roznovak March 12, 1922.

She was a hardworking, outgoing, strong, spirited woman who loved and raised five children – two sons and three daughters – as well as loved and helped raised her grandchildren.

Frances lived a very full and active life and was a very skilled seamstress by trade and she loved making beautiful quilts for her family and friends. She enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, fun sports and gardening.

She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, three sisters, Sharon K. Holloman(daughter), Morgan Paige and Hailey Elizabeth Falk (great granddaughters).

Frances is survived by her sons, Thomas S. Carpenter and Chester S. Carpenter; daughters, Shirley E. Cox and Rita J. Penny; and numerous grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Taylor City Cemetery.