MARCH 31ST, 2016: Frances Edwards, wife of Route 66 icon Ernie Edwards, owner of the Pig Hip Restaurant in Broadwell, Illinois, died March 1, 2016, at age 94. She was married to Ernie for about 30 years until the Pig Hip closed in 1991. She had become a waitress there in 1962.
She continued to greet visitors at the Pig Hip Museum until it burned down in 2007, but could be seen at their home behind the Pig Hip.
Ernie Edwards was one f the first individuals indicted into the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame. Ernie died in 2012 at the age of 94. She was buried next to Ernie on March 4th, at New Union cemetery in Lincoln, Illinois.
A Great Woman We Met on Numerous Occasions. --RoadDog