Frances L. "Frannie" Fann
- February 22, 1938 - December 25, 2011
- Saint Charles, Missouri
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We are saddened by the loss of Frannie. She was a great lady and will be missed. I'll miss our phone conversations and our lunches.
We know there'll be a void, but remember there lives within each and everyone of us a higher power. May the light shine upon you and your family and protect you with love.
Denny & Dottie Copeland
Posted by: Dotitie & Denny Copeland - O'Fallon, MO - friend Jan 07, 2012
I'm deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Frannie. Hugs to your entire family during this difficult time....
Marcia Copeland (Denny & Dottie Copeland's daughter)
Posted by: Marcia Copeland - San Francisco, CA - none Jan 07, 2012
Out of the many great memories of Frannie, one that stands out to me was the first one.
A short time after I met Cathy, she invited me to her house to meet Frannie and Vern. I prepared for this visit very well--I had just distinguished myself by getting a 4-hour F in the spring of 1984, which placed me on academic probation at the University of Missouri. I should have used that as the introduction to a book titled
Posted by: Jay Murry - St. Charles, MO - Son-in-law Jan 07, 2012
I heard today about Frannie. I'm terribly sorry for your loss. May God Bless you & your family at this difficult time.
Tina Copeland Nelson
(Denny & Dottie's daughter)
Posted by: Tina Copeland Nelson - Des Peres, MO - friend Jan 07, 2012
Such a precious lady. I loved going to Vernon and Frannie's when I was a little kid, and I will always remember those times with great fondness. My heart goes out to each of you as I'm so sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Jeff Copeland - Los Angeles, CA - family friend Jan 07, 2012
Sorry for your loss; we know Frannie put up a good fight and will be missed by many people. We will keep you all in our prayers. Sorry we can't be present on 1/7/12, please enjoy the celebration of life and the fond memories that will comfort you in the months to come.
Posted by: Terry & Rick Meisner - Jacksonville, FL - Brother of John Meisner Jan 05, 2012
Linda, Cathy, Tammy and Mr. Fann,
I will always remember your mom's
warm and friendly personality. The pajama
parties were so much fun. Mrs. Fann would make
the best tacos and the donuts always
tasted better at the Fann house. I know she will be watching
over all of you. God bless.
Posted by: Karen Davis - St. Charles, MO - friend Jan 05, 2012
I will always remember Mrs. Fann as a loving and caring woman. She had many talents and a warm smile. I know her family and friends realize what a treasure she was and will have many loving and cherished memories of this very special lady.
We will pray for God to watch over her family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Bruce and Barbara Porter - St. Charles, MO - friend of her daughter-Linda Jan 02, 2012
Mom managed to be many things to many people. She had a gentle quietness that told you it was okay to be you and she wouldn't judge. Above all else, Mom loved her family and laughter, and cherished her memories. Her best times were those where noisy laughter and good-natured ribbing took center stage.
There was an innocence about her that would never fail to make her the target of some of that ribbing. Laughing at herself tickled her the
Posted by: Tammy Fann Morris - St. James, MO - Daughter Jan 01, 2012
Frannie was so much more than just my sister. She practically raised me from my birth. She was 13 when I was born and I became her mascot and constant companion, as well as irritation. I have many happy memories of her and Vernon babysitting me: Frannie on one side of the couch, Vernon on the other, and me right smack between them watching "Wagon Train" or "The Rebel" or "Gunsmoke." She was my sanity when things went wrong in
Posted by: Avis Ruebling - St. Charles, MO - sister Dec 31, 2011
Mom, you are without a doubt the bravest, most selfless person I have ever known. I am so very blessed to have had such wonderful parents in you and dad. You have set such a great example for everyone who knows you, how to live life to it's fullest, with no regrets. The lifelong love affair you and dad shared is the kind of thing most people strive for, but very few achieve. You will be so greatly missed, but
Posted by: Cathy (Fann) Murry - St. Charles, MO - daughter Dec 31, 2011
Frannie was such a wonderful woman, a wonderful spirit. I always admired her strength, her ability to do just about anything she set her mind to. She gave me confidence in myself when it came to sewing. I remember her telling me "just go for it". I loved her sense of humor too. What a wonderful woman she was. She will be greatly missed by so many. I send my love, and my prayers to the family.
Posted by: Terri Foster - Houston, TX Dec 30, 2011
With sorrow we leave this message. Frannie was always an inspiration to everyone, especially the family. She was kind, loving, funny, sweet and always pleasant to be around. She added something special to our family, and we will miss her.
Posted by: June Alber/Ruth Purvis/Charles Hermeyer/Kenneth Hermeyer - Wentzville, MO - Cousins Dec 29, 2011
Fran & Vernon always provided a second home for so many of us neighbor kids when we were young. A place we felt welcome. Even as young as we were, we all realized their relationship was one to strive for. The memories provide me with yet another smile as I write.
Fran, you are missed. Be at peace.
Posted by: Randy & Mindy Smith - Dardenne Prairie, MO - Neighbor KId Dec 29, 2011
As long as I can remember Fannie and Vern has been My Parents close friends. When I think of all the great times they have had together,from camping to Bowling to traveling to playing cards to just going out to eat together. Mom and Dad would allways have a funny story to tell. Thank you so much for being such great friends to my Mom and Dad .When my Mom told me of Frannies passing I was so sad not only for her family but for my parents.I know she will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Pam Tarkington Forgue - St.Louis, MO - Family Friend Dec 28, 2011
We will never forget Frannie's warm smile and deep love for her family. She had the kindest heart and showed a caring and genuine interest in all those who were fortunate enough to meet and know her. Our most vivid memory is of her incredible inner strength when, earlier this year in Europe, she walked more than a mile uphill to tour a Fort - and then walked back to the cruise ship. Although she had to stop many times,
Posted by: Smitty and Vi - Cocoa Beach, Florida, FL - Friends Dec 28, 2011
We will forever treasure the memories we have of Mrs. Fann and of all the fun times we shared. Heaven holds a special place for her. She will will greatly missed! Our deepest sympathy, Dan Murphy (neighbor kid) and wife Lisa Murphy
Posted by: Danny & Lisa Murphy - Saint Charles, MO - Lifetime friends and neighbors Dec 28, 2011
My mother, my friend, my biggest supporter in all my endeavors. There is no one who I would rather share my thoughts or ideas with. She always listened and we would talk about decorating, sewing, painting, crafts, gardening, crafts, my kids, Dad, and most importantly where we were going that day for lunch. We had a lot in common. I always felt at ease and happy when I was with her. My life is what it is because of her and will never be the same without her. I love you, Mom. You’ll be forever in my heart.
Posted by: Linda (Fann) Meisner - Saint Charles, MO - daughter Dec 28, 2011
it was my good fortune to know frannie thru ab vern and larry worked and played together.we both loved and admired her courage .our familys prayers go out to vern and the kids,god be with you josie coulson and family
Posted by: josie coulson ( larry) - st louis , MS - friend Dec 27, 2011
Just to know Frannie was to love her, such a courageous lady. We'll miss her so much. God bless each of you.
Posted by: Joyce & Don Shelton - St Charles, MO - Neighbors for 40 years Dec 27, 2011
Frannie was such a special person. She amazed me with all she could do. Two little things that came to me were the time we went iceskating on the pond at the golf course while all you girls were in school. Also, when she taught me how to crochet bead rings. (this wasn't easy, since I'm left handed) She was a friend and neighbor who will me missed.
Posted by: Cathy Boettler - St. Charles, MO - neighbor and friend Dec 27, 2011
VERN AND FAMILY, YOU WERE SO BLESSED TO HAVE FRANNIE AS YOURS TO LOVE. SHE WAS SUCH A MULTI-TALENTED PERSON , WHO COULD DO ANYTHING SHE PUT HER MIND TO. WE CHERISH HER DEAR FRIENDSHIP AND ALL THE GOOD FUN TIMES WE HAD WITH HER! WE WILL GREATLY MISS HER ......SHE LEFT US TOO SOON. SUZIE AND FITZ
Posted by: SUZIE AND FITZ - ST.PETERS, MO - FRIEND Dec 27, 2011
Our thoughts and prays are with Vern and your family. Frannie was an amazing women. She was a good friend to my parents and our family and she will be missed.
Posted by: Vickie Pickle - O'Fallon, MO - family friend Dec 27, 2011
Our heartfelt prayers go out to you. We'd like to extend our deepest sympathy at this heartbreaking time.
Posted by: Pam and Jerry Koch - St. Charles, MO - Friends Dec 26, 2011