Frances W. York

March 15, 1931 ‒ May 24, 2010

Delaware, Ohio

Frances W. York, 79, of Delaware, Ohio passed away early Monday morning May 24, 2010 at the Cherith Care Center at Willow Brook, Delaware. She was born March 15, 1931 in Mt. Vernon, Maine to William Henry and Barbara Dudley (Sawyer) Williams. She was a 1949 graduate of Gardiner High School and attended the University of Maine, Orono for 3 years before receiving her BA and MA from the State University of New York at Albany, New York. She taught English at Albany High School in Albany, New York, Nottingham High School in Syracuse, New York, and Frost Middle School in Livonia, Michigan before finally retiring from Franklin High School in Livonia, Michigan. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Farmington, Michigan, and an avid reader. She loved the ocean and family vacations, especially to her summer home in Somerville, Maine which she and her husband built and lovingly shared with their children, grandchildren, extended family, and many dear friends. She valued education and encouraged, inspired, and supported students, family, and friends alike in any academic pursuit. She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Frederick York; son, Gregory F. (Regina) York of Delaware; daughter, Linda Cook of South Lyon, Michigan; 10 grandchildren, Joshua and Trisha Cook, Maria, Katie, Gregory, Tina, Tommy, Susie, Bethy, and Johanna York; dear cousin, Rachel Johnson of Maine; very special “niece”, Mary Beth Hennet Becker and her daughter Alexis Frances Becker of New York. She was preceded in death by her daughter Maureen Frances York and a brother Everett Williams. The family will receive friends on Thursday May 27th from 11:00 am until time of funeral services at 1:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 33112 Grand River Avenue, Farmington, Michigan where the Rev. Carolyn Sue Wik will officiate. Graveside services will then be held on Saturday May 29th at 11:00 am at the Hallowell Cemetery, Hallowell, Maine. Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 is handling the arrangements. To share a memory of Frances or to offer condolences to the family, please visit