Frances M. Back

March 31, 1920 ‒ January 26, 2007

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Frances Marie Back, 86, of Bellville, died Friday evening January 26, 2007 in Winchester Terrace following a long period of failing health.

Born March 31, 1920 in Mount Vernon, she was the daughter of Fred and Marie (Spriggins) Greene. She grew up in Mount Vernon and Bellville, and graduated from Bellville High School in 1938

She married Carl A. Back on November 28, 1945 and had lived in the Bellville area for the last 70 years.

Mrs. Back was a longtime member of the Bellville Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed children, especially babies, and spent lots of quality time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She leaves her family with many memories of time spent together.

Frances also loved animals. Besides many farm animals, plus cats and dogs, she turned numerous wild animals into pets. She and Carl raised pedigree rabbits and showed them successfully for many years.

She also loved gardening and the more exotic the plant the better. Frances much preferred the unusual to the ordinary.

Mrs. Back also loved to read; hungrily consuming historical novels and mysteries.

She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for most of her lifetime and handled it with patience and grace.

Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Jamie Back and Ruth Wachtel of Bellville; her daughter and son-in-law Gayle and Don Snyder of Shiloh; grandchildren and their spouses Isaac and Jeanette Back of Bellville and Ben and Renee Kunkel of Savannah; great grandchildren Mason and Trey Back, Tyler Meehan, and Brennan, Schuyler and Lilianna Kunkel; and a sister Jan Greene of Cedar Edge, CO.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, just last March.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11 am in Bellville Presbyterian Church, 118 Markey Street, Bellville, with the Rev. Robert Hauser officiating. Private interment will be in Bellville Cemetery. The Bellville Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family.

Memorial contributions to may be made to the Jefferson Township- Bellville Rescue Squad.

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