Frances (Tommie)

February 17, 1932 ~ September 10, 2021

Born in: Knottsville, KY
Resided in: St. Joseph, KY

Frances (Tommie) Thomasine Clouse, 89, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. Frances was born on February 17, 1932 in Knottsville, KY to the late Mark and Jennie Vee Roberts Mattingly. She was a devout member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church all of her married life. In her early years of life, she began her journey of caring for others by helping relatives care for their children in times of need. She also enjoyed watching University of Kentucky (UK) Basketball with her handsome husband, Frank. She especially enjoyed the many family gatherings with all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Mom took great pride in raising her family. Aling with her husband, Frank, she instilled many great values of family, faith, kindness, love for the rosary, and a strong work ethic. She was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many people and was revered as a kind and loving person who was always willing to help others. She was passionate about helping anyone in need and gave of herself often. Mom had an unwavering devotion to the Rosary with her husband if 59 years. Mom loved having her family to visit on a daily basis and always made sure there was a meal made with love. Mom also watched and cared for many of her grandchildren, and these grandchildren cherish those memories still today. She will be sadly missed by all- We love you Mom and know you are enjoying a glorious reunion with Dad in Heaven.

She is survived by her 9 children Mike (Audrey) Clouse, Ronnie (Marion) Clouse, Kenny (Marcia) Clouse, Elaine (Terry) Foster, Kim Howard, Donna (David) Riney, all of Owensboro, KY; Paul (Esther) Clouse of Madisonville, Ky; Bill (Vicki) Clouse of Calhoun, KY, Barry (Elaine) Clouse of Hartford, KY; 28 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; three sisters Mary Anna Blandford, Lillian Haynes and Theresa Clouse; brother William Mattingly; sister-in-law’s Mamie (Ralph) McDaniel, Rose (Craig) Mauzy, Betty Clouse, Cecilia Clouse and Rosemary Mattingly; a special grandson, Andrew Hunt; and numerus nieces and nephews.

Mom is preceded in death by her loving husband Francis Lejune Clouse; her brothers Gerald Mattingly, Jospeh Rafeal Mattingly; her sister Rita Wesly; her parents Mark and Jennie Vee Mattingly.

Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 18, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory for family only 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Prayers will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Friday at 6:00 pm. A walk-through visitation will be open to the public from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on Saturday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.

The family has asked that friends and family who wish to visit to please wear a mask.

Expressions of Sympathy may take the form of memorial contributions to St. Alphonsus Building Fund, 7325 KY 500 Owensboro, KY 42301; St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Clouse. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Frances (Tommie) Thomasine Clouse and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: September 18, 2021 8:30 am - September 18, 2021 9:30 am

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7925 Highway 500
Owensboro, KY

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  1. Clouse Families,
    Sincere sympathy to each of you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you grieve your mother/sister-in-law. May you have God ‘s peace during this sorrowful time and may she rest in peace.

  2. My sympathy and prayers to all of you. Your Mom was a wonderful person and the world is better because she was in it!
    Carolyn Sue

  3. So sorry for your families loss.
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Today and always, may fond memories bring you peace, support, and strength. With our love and deepest sympathy.

  4. Our deepest sympathy Kim
    Praying that God will give you you and your family strength, comfort and peace for the day’s and weeks ahead.
    Much Love ,Hugs and Prayers
    Estelle Darlene and Ron Weibel
    Our JD FAMILY Loves You

  5. Aunt T will be truly missed. The love and devotion this special lady had for her family was never ending. My many conversations with Aunt T will be something I will always cherish.

  6. Donna Riney and the Clouse family, may you find comfort in the days ahead and know that your mother is in the arms of Jesus. She was a blessing to everyone and a inspiration to all.

  7. Dear Elaine and family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother and family matriarch.
    Prayers for you all.

  8. Kim and family,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We’re sending hugs and prayers to all during this difficult time.

    Steve & Cindy Beiter

  9. Tony and Millie Roberts
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We pray for the family during this time that you all find comfort in the arms of Jesus.

  10. Our church community will be missing an important piece to what nurtured out lives .
    I always looked up to Tommie and Frank Clouse and all the family.
    When I was 4 I got to be a flower girl in a wedding with Mike as the ring bearer.
    At the time that was neat to think I was in a wedding walking down the aisle .
    Well as my life went on I too did get married and also walked down the aisle on the same date that Frank and Tommie were married, so I kept connected by always remembering their wedding anniversary.
    We will continue to pray for all of the family. God has given Tommie her wings into Heaven.
    She earned them a long time ago, but He had her to wait just a little longer .
    Our prayers as she celebrates entering her Heavenly Home.
    Imelda and Gary Cecil and our family.

  11. All of you have our deepest condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our hearts, minds, and prayers.

    Don and Lisa Clouse

  12. I really admire the women of that age group. They made a lot of sacrifies, yet they created big loving families with Christian values.

  13. Barry, Elaine, and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers are with you for peace and comfort.
    Becky, Dennis, & Alan

  14. My condolences to the entire Clouse family. Our community lost a gentle lady of strong faith, a positive attitude and a ready smile for everyone. Mrs. Clouse was a treasure and will be missed by all who knew her and I feel blessed to have had that pleasure. Our hearts go out to all of you and be assured you will be in our prayers as you progress through your grief. Love and prayers to all.

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