Nancy Frank

February 15, 1933 ‒ February 25, 2016

Butler, Ohio

BUTLER: Nancy Frank passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 in her Butler home surrounded by family following a battle with heart disease and dementia. She was 83.

She was born February 15, 1933 to parents William Clinton & Wilma M. (Denoon) Cizek in Cleveland, Ohio. She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1951, and went on to further her education at the Mansfield General School of Nursing earning her nursing degree in 1954.

On April 14, 1956, she married John T. Frank and raised two daughters. Nancy worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years at different doctor’s offices locally and McConnelsville, Ohio. In between 1972 and 1983 Nancy was a nurse in Ashland for Dr.’s Henry and Vera Chalfant, which she enjoyed immensely and later retired from nursing in 1995.

In spare time, she took pleasure in playing bridge. Nancy was a very excellent and competitive player. She was active in the Duplicate Bridge Club of both Mansfield and Ashland, and played in regional tournaments. Along with enjoying baseball and football, Nancy was a WWII history buff. She was very knowledgeable and particularly interested in the European Theater of the war. She was member of Three Crosses Church a United Methodist Fellowship in Butler for over 10 years and always looked forward to entertaining, cooking, and baking desserts.

Nancy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years John Frank of Butler; daughters and sons-in-law Leslie & Steve Cox and LeeAnn & Jerry Hitchman; grandchildren and spouses Ryan & Amber Cox, Jennifer & Mike Richards, Aaron & Savannah Hitchman, Alexis & Matthew Schwab, and Ashley (fiancé Heath Hamilton) Hitchman; great-grandchildren Jason Cox, Leland Hitchman, Everett Hitchman, and  one on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Carrie Denoon.

Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home (2553 Lexington Ave in Mansfield) where a funeral service celebrating her life will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Keith McLaughlin will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Worthington Twp-Butler Rescue Squad or Three Crosses Church a United Methodist Fellowship may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Nancy’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at

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  • Nancy taught me, Pat to play bridge in McConnelsvill. She was a great teacher. Stony and I loved Nancy’s zest for life and great sense of humor. Have many happy memories of Nancy when she lived on Bell Ave., McConnelsville. Will always treasure our memories of Nancy. God bless and comfort Frank and the family at this time. Stony & Pat Stoneking

  • I had the pleasure of working with Nancy at Dr. Kirkpatrick’s office in McConnelsville many years ago. What an inspiration and true friend she was to me. I worked as a secretary there and a lot of the reason I went on to nursing school after the office closed, was because of Nancy. She was so caring and compassionate and truly enjoyed life. She always had time to talk with me if I needed advice or to just listen if I needed a friend. Many times, she’d invite the staff to her house for lunch and the laughs we all shared will be memories I’ll carry with me forever. Your family was truly blessed with Nancy. She will forever be in my heart and I pray you can find comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my condolences.

  • Leslie, LeeAnn, & Mr. Frank: Even though it’s been over 40 years when we were next door neighbors (Clearview Rd, Mansfield!) I remember Mrs. Frank with great fondness. She was the mom who watched out for me when my mom was working. In my mind it is still the Frank house, no matter who lived there. I lost mom in 2002 and dad in 2004. I’m sure they will be greeting her on the other side!

    • Richard,

      Thank you for sharing your memory of mom. It was very special to us. While we were looking through all the old family pictures to put together the memory video for the funeral, we found several pictures of the kids in the neighborhood playing. And there you were!!! Mom always loved kids and having kids’ laughter in the house. It brought her a lot of happiness. And sharing that memory brought dad and Lee Ann and me great joy. We, too, have driven by the house on Clearview Road several times over the years…. It still is the Frank house. We agree completely.
      I am sorry to hear about your mom and dad. I have lost touch with the Mansfield area.
      Take care…and thanks for taking the time to share your memory. You filled our hearts with a smile.

      Leslie, Lee Ann and John