Frances J. Fackler

September 15, 1915 ‒ January 31, 2004

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Frances J. Fackler, 88 of Cline Avenue, and formerly of Gerald Avenue, Mansfield, died Saturday evening January 31, 2004 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a month-long illness.

She was born September 15, 1915 near Lexington to Irvin and Verna (Shaffer) Smith, one of ten children raised on the Smith Dairy Farm. Frances would arise early each morning to help deliver milk before school, and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1933. During the war years, when her brothers were in service to the military, she returned to the dairy to help with the chores.

A lifelong Mansfield area resident, Frances worked 40 years as an assembler with Westinghouse in Mansfield, and in her younger years, Frances loved to go bowling.

She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge.

For ten years, Frances spent winters in St. Petersburg, Florida, and enjoyed playing cards – especially euchre and pinochle.

She is survived by her husband Joseph J. Fackler, whom she married October 6, 1940; her daughter Jo Ann Fackler of Mansfield and her boyfriend Ron Blue of Ashland; a sister-in-law Evelyn Smith of Mansfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters Lucy Pollock, Martha Huvler, Letha Smith and Bertha Smith; five brothers Walter Smith, Kenneth Smith, Donald Smith, George Smith and Cecil Smith.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 3, 2004 from 3-6 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 pm. Pastor J. Hudson Thayer will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

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