Frances E. Ghenco

November 23, 1946 ‒ November 01, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Frances E. Ghenco, age 71, of Mount Gilead, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, November 1, 2018, at Woodside Village Care Center surrounded by her loving family and canine companion, Willie.

Frances was born on November 23, 1946, in Marion, OH, to the late August A. and Dorothy E. (Beltz) Ghenco. In 1964, Frances graduated from Highland High School. Frances would later go on to further her education throughout her life. She started in the late 60’s attending Four Square Bible College. She also attended Ohio State University in Marion, Marion Business College, and North Dakota University where she obtained her Associates Degree in Dietary Nutrition.

Frances devoted her life to helping others. Her career started at the Morrow County Hospital as a dishwasher and moved her way up to Assistant Food Service Director. After working at MCH for almost 18 years, Frances decided to move to Wisconsin. While in Wisconsin for 12 and a half years she worked as a Food Service Director for the Sky Lodge Christian Camp. Frances moved back to Ohio in 1998 and would retire from the Verizon Call Center.

Away from her work experience, Frances loved teaching children’s Bible classes. She also enjoyed playing the piano and teaching others to play. Having a green thumb, Frances was an excellent gardener and canned many of the items she grew. Frances loved spending time with family and enjoyed the many family get-togethers over the years. She especially loved her trip with family out west where she got to see Mount Rushmore. Her true loves were her animals. Her furbabies includes her cat Heather and her dog Willie who she loved to take to many state parks in Ohio.

Frances loved the Lord. She was a former member of Palaskiville Community Bible Church and enjoyed attending North Woodbury Alliance Church.

She will be dearly missed by her sisters: Nancy (Don) Hoam of Mount Gilead, Rosemary (Ralph) Jolley of Johnsville, and Kathryn (John) Adams of Mount Gilead; brother, David (Karen) Ghenco of Prospect; 10 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents.

Her family will greet friends from 11:00 to NOON, on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the North Woodbury Alliance Church. A celebration of her life will be held there at NOON, with Pastor Cory Schnuerer officiating. Following the fellowship, burial will take place in Bryn Zion Cemetery at 2:30 PM.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship. (827 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, OH 44907).

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Frances’ family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Francie always had a smile to share. I will always remember her with that smile. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend the service. You all are in my prayers. You all were a big part of our Life growing up. Cousin’s are important, we just don’t live close enough.

  • Thoughts and prayers are with all of you .. she was such a kind person ….love Linda

  • Praying for the Ghenco extended family. Francie was amazing! We were all blessed to have her in our lives. She served The Lord faithfully and loved working with the children in her neighborhood while teaching them about Jesus. She touched my life and I am forever grateful.
    Love & Prayers,
    Margie Belleson

  • Francie was a good person and always had asmile on her face.She taught my sister RHONDA how to play the piano and Rhonda was so happy.I worked with Francie at Morrow county hospital in the kitchen and lived in Pulaskiville for quite a few years.So sorry for your loss .

  • Sorry to see that Fancie has passed. We enjoyed a long friendship with her, starting at The Pulaskiville Community Bible Church. Enjoy heaven Francie.

  • So sorry for the loss of Frances. My friendship with her began in 1962 when we attended Highland High School together. I will never forget her sweet smile and friendliness. God bless your family.

  • Praising God for Francie’s life and the lives she touched. She was a special person in my life. May God’s blessings cover you ALL.

  • I didn’t know her very well or for very long, but long enough to know she was a very sweet lady who loved our Lord, Jesus Christ. So happy to know I will see her again one day. I’m praying the Holy Spirit’s Comfort and Peace be with the family during this trying time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you with the passing of Francie. We are blessed to have wonderful memories of Francie and her passion for Jesus, the children, and her musical abilities . Countless times she made her way to the piano to lead all of us in hymns of praise to our Savior and Lord at Pulaskiville Community Bible Church. Heaven has gained another beautiful voice.
    Love and prayers,
    John and Bonnie Drake

  • Sending expressions of sympathy to the whole family, but especially to Rosemary who was a classmate of mine..