Frances Hoxter Wilkins was born on April 30, 1927, to Marion Dixon and William Nemoral Hoxter, Sr. She would have turned 97 years old this year. Her nickname was “Dimples” or “Dimps” for short. She was known for her beautiful red hair, lively personality, fairy tale voice, and her dimples. She was born in the Germantown Section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended Germantown High School, and graduated from West Chester college in 1948 with a degree in Education.
Dimples worked for the School District of Philadelphia as an educator and retired after 40 years. As an elementary school teacher, she taught at the Strawberry Mansion Elementary School in North Philadelphia. Dimps was active in various organizations too numerous to name. Dimps was also a choir member at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and later St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Germantown.
Dimples is preceded in death by her sister Betty, brother William N. Hoxter, Jr. (Sonny), and husband Carlos Wilkens. She leaves behind nieces and nephews, Chere Hoxter Shorter of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Linda Marion Harmon Hoxter of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and (Ting) William N. Hoxter III of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grandnephew Hutton Harmon of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a host of cousins, friends, and neighbors. She was particularly close, in her later years, to friend and neighbor, Mr. Ben Trail who looked after her over the years.
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