Frances Faye Rylant

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Funeral Services for Frances Faye Rylant, 83, Temple, OK were held at First Baptist Church in Temple, Tuesday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Charles Kriss officiating. Burial in the Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Temple. Visitation was held on Monday evening from 6-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Frances Faye (Sparks) Rylant was born to Raymond and Jimmie Frances (Reed) Sparks on November 27, 1931 at Temple, OK and departed this life in Duncan, OK on September 25, 2015 at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 29 days. Frances Faye grew up at Temple, graduating in the Class of 1949. She made Temple her home but for a time in Norman and later on in Lawton. She married John “Poopy” Moates on August 18, 1949 at Temple and to the union 2 children were born. She later married Bill Sanders on December 31, 1972 at Temple and he preceded her in death in 1992. On September 21, 1994, she married Jack Rylant at Ardmore and they enjoyed just short of 20 years together before his passing in June of 2014. Through the years she was a cowgirl, a waitress, worked at Haggar’s, at a beauty shop, a grocery store, was a fishing guide and worked at the Waurika Lake Marina. She enjoyed arts and crafts, fishing, horseback riding and RV’ing. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Bill and Jack; and a great granddaughter, Farrah Love Sinclair. Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Thomas of Temple; a son, Jimmy Moates and wife, Sherry of Sapulpa, OK; her stepchildren, Andy Rylant, Diane Walton and husband David; 11 grandchildren and spouses, Clinton and Katy Thomas, Cindy and Sean Mayfield, Holly and Nathan Wiedow, Tracy Moates, Sammy Moates, Adam Kelly, Jesse McKeever and JR Moates, Dodie Witt, Sky and Christa Rylant and Jenna and Daxton Sinclair; 27 great grandchildren, 1great-great grandchild and 2 on the way; other relatives and many friends.

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