FRANCES PARKTON Frances Mary Rufty Parkton, 56, of Las Vegas, passed away at home Feb. 22, 2013. Frances was born Aug. 2, 1956, to Archibald C. Rufty Sr. and Frances Fulk Rufty, in Salisbury, N.C., and was a resident of Las Vegas since 1989. She was preceded in death by her father, Archibald C. Rufty Sr.; and her brother, Joe Hearne Rufty. She is survived by her loving family, especially her mother, Frances Rufty. Frances was a dedicated and adored mother to her son, Erik, his wife, Shara and their beautiful daughter, Kiara; and her daughter, Sara, and her cherished children Lily, Ava and Vincent. She was a dear sister to her brothers, Bruce Rufty and Archibald Rufty Jr. and to her sister-in-law, Diane Rufty. She was the "fun" aunt to her beloved nephews, Archie III, Thomas, Brandon and Davidson. She is also remembered by her dearest friend and caregiver, Alice Brady. Frances was passionate about her family and actively participated in their lives. We celebrate Frances's artistic talents through her photos, poetry, paintings, books and the gifts of her words through many letters and cards. She brought her peaceful energy and spirit to every moment of her life. Her enthusiasm for life and love was as contagious as her bright spirit. She loved and was loved. Frances bravely fought a merciless disease with dignity and humor. She used her knowledge of nutrition, medicine, holistic opportunities and her steadfast, strong faith to follow God's path. She was an example of strength to so many. We know that she is now "dancing in Heaven" and we want to celebrate her life at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at Shadow Hills Church, 7811 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128. Donations may be made to the .


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