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“My sincere consolences to the family. I remember Great Aunt Francy well. Especially during lunch at Townsend Elementary where I attended as a child....Read More »
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“My condolences to the family of "Francy". Although I didn't know her well, I did know her through my very dear friend and "Francy's" daughter Alice....Read More »
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“For the Family of Mary Frances, working with Frances at Quality Foods was a great pleasure! We always enjoyed talking about her children and...Read More »
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“Mary Frances endeared herself to our RENEW group back a few years ago. I was impressed by her humility (she chastised herself whenever life seemed...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Ann Smith

“Mary Frances regularly attended the Saturday evening Mass at St. Mary's, Wakeman,and proudly presented the gifts for the celebration, along with Mary...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sr. Edna Michel

“As a student at Townsend School I got to work with Mrs. Phillips in the lunch room. She was always a pleasure to be with. I also saw her alot at...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Terry Ross

“Jim and Family, Growing up on Benedict, knew your Mom through my many trips to Fast Food, she was kind, and her smile was infectious. Please know...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Clark Kelley

“Dear Family of Mary Frances...I am so sorry for the lost of your Mary Frances. She was a dear lady and I became friends with her through my mother-in...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Celeste Tucker


Mary Frances "Francy" Phillips, age 88, of Collins, died Monday September 27, at Twilight Gardens in Norwalk. She was born on March 2, 1922 in South Fork PA. She was a 1939 graduate of South Fork High School and moved to the Collins area in 1955. For many years she had been a cook at Townsend School and worked at the former Fast Food Mart in Norwalk. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going on trips to Canada with them. One of her proudest moments was when her Great-great-grandson was born and she could take part in a five-generation photo. She was also an avid rollerskater. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Wakeman.
She is survived by her daughter Catherine (Rick) Hinds, of Castalia, a son James Oswalt and his companion Bev, of Collins, a brother Jack Penrod. of Portage, PA, nine grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Sheldon in 1966, her parents Gerald and Claire (Diamond) Penrod, her daughter Alice Sommers, in 2008, a sister Virginia Penrod, and two brothers Gerald and Richard Penrod.
At her request there will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial on Friday October 1, at 10:30 at St. Mary's Church on Main Street in Wakeman. Burial will follow at Collins Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Morman Funeral Home, Wakeman. Online condolences can be left at www.mormanfh.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Heroes Foundation Inc. 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 4200 Chicago, Illinois 60601, the Western Reserve Endowment Fund, PO Box 404 Wakeman, Ohio 44889 or the donors favorite charity.