Frances L. Myers

October 20, 1935 ‒ January 20, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

“Well done, well done my good and faithful child! Welcome to the place where you belong!” These are the words we can imagine Jesus whispering in her ear as He greeted her in an enormous bear hug! Frances L. Myers’ first day in Heaven was on January 20, 2019!  After 83 amazing years, an unexpected, massive stroke while she was sleeping paved the way for her to be in the presence of Almighty God!

Born October 20, 1935, she lived life to the fullest and never knew a stranger. Some fun facts that folks might not know…in high school she was on the varsity girl’s basketball team and she was valedictorian of her high school class. She was a Major in the West Virginia Civil Air Patrol, and she was a pilot of small engine aircraft. She went back to college at age fifty-six and graduated from Circleville Bible College at age sixty. Her senior year of college she was nominated to their homecoming court, and she was once again valedictorian of her graduating class! She went on to get her Master’s Degree from Ashland Seminary and became a Christian Counselor. Retirement didn’t slow her down. She volunteered at Morrow County Hospital weekly and has been an active member of her Bible Study Fellowship and Dayspring Wesleyan Church.  But the most important thing that she would want everyone to know about her is that she loves Jesus! And if you’re reading this and don’t know who Jesus is, she would want you to get to know Him! We can only imagine the absolute joy that she is experiencing right now, and for that we celebrate!  But for those of us who know her and love her that joy is combined with many tears!

She will forever be in the hearts of her family….her daughters, Christina Jarrett and Cindy Shoaf; her son-in-law, Mark Shoaf; her grandchildren, Ryan Jarrett and his wife Tina, Travis Shoaf, Diane Brockman and her husband Dustin; and her great grandchildren, Colin Jarrett, Benjamin, Brandon and Jeremy Brockman. She will be missed beyond words!  But this is not goodbye….Mom, Granny, Aunt Fran, friend…we’ll see you later and we’ll love you forever!

Frances’ family will greet friends from 12Noon – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at the Dayspring Wesleyan Church, 2431 Marion-Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Steve Wilson officiating.  A private family burial will take place at Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.

Memorial contributions may be made to Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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  • We will always remember Fran for her friendly and honest personality. She was our bookkeeper and also a fellow pilot while she lived in Martinsburg.
    May the family find strength in God’s love during this time of sorrow.
    Jeff and Myrna Grove

  • Fran was a very special lady who was loved by all who knew her. I first met Fran when she joined the Civil Air Patrol and worked with our cadets. She became their unofficial “mother” and looked after them like they were her own. Fran earned her pilot wings while in the CAP. She later assisted the Parks and Recreation Board with some of their bookkeeping chores and eventually became my assistant when I was elected Magistrate. I will missed Fran with her smile and laughter. She was a hard worker, a great mother to Cindy and Chris, and a true friend of mine.

    I know Fran is in a better place now and she was probably more prepared than anyone I have known to meet her maker. I’m sure she is putting on her angel wings now and will be flying again.

    Rest in Peace, Fran.


  • Aunt Francis was a Very Special Lady. I did not get to spend a lot of Time with here but always enjoyed her Visits to Georgia to visit Her Sister. She was there for me during the recent loss of my Husband David Nhare ( Her Nephew) I will miss her Phone calls and Text Messages to check up on me and make sure I was Ok.
    May you Rest in Peace

  • Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with your during your time of sorrow. May she rest in peace in heaven.

  • Sorry to hear of your loss.

    I truly enjoyed working with Fran at the hospital. She was always positive and enlightening. She will be a great addition to heaven!!

  • Cindy and Mark, my heart aches for your loss. I didn’t have the chance to get to know your mom personally, but I feel like I know her well from our many conversations about her. I loved that she was willing to stand up for me and help fight my battle. It showed great courage and love for the Lord.

    I learned a lot about Fran from her obituary. She was an amazing lady who lived life with zest. I know that the loss for you will be tremendous. You continue in my prayers and I look forward to chatting with her in heaven some day.

  • My sincere condolences to you and your family for your loss.
    What a wonderful lady she was and the video was an awesome tribute to her

    You are in my prayers.
    Love you

  • My most sincere condolences to the family and friends of this lovely woman with a very beautiful smile. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but as a sister in Christ at Bible Study Fellowship I feel an enormous love towards her, and learned so much about her from this beautiful tribute. My deepest thoughts and prayers for God to comfort you in your loss-Love In Jesus, Lori

  • What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. Even though I only knew your Mom for the past few years she will live forever in my heart. She has been a faithful friend and prayer warrior for many that knew her. She will be missed but I know she is joyfully dancing with the angels as we mourn her passing. Well done, good and faithful servant!

  • Fran was a very special lady; she would greet many folks at Dayspring with a smile and a hug. She never let me get away without a hug. She was compassionate, loving, caring, and just “oozed with love for Jesus”…. Her kindness was always evident. Even when she didn’t feel well, she came to praise and worship and she was such an example of a humble, kind person. I was blessed to have known her. Colleen Fiant

  • Cindy, I am so sorry. She was a great lady. She accepted all of us crazy teenagers in her house and didn’t flinch. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Fran always brightened my day! Whenever we saw each other at BSF she was never in a hurry to pass by without a warm welcoming smile and great conversation. Usually I was running late or feeling a little frazzled from getting 3 small children to their classes. I always felt better after spending time with her. She will be dearly missed but what a blessing to know she is in her heavenly home.

  • Im am so sorry for your loss. Fran would call me with any questions she had and I just loved to talk to her. A woman with so much knowledge. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend. Tracie with Dr. Addingtons office

  • So sorry to read this, but I know she is rejoicing at going home to Heaven. She worked for me in Ashland as our receptionist and was loved by everyone. I am sure she is already greeting friends and family that have gone before her as well as meeting new friends. I’ll always remember the good times.