Frances Alice (Smith) Rodman Blankenbeckley
Frances Alice (Smith) Rodman Blankenbeckley, age 87, of Shelby, died Sunday, February 21, 2016 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Frances was born May 1, 1928 in Ganges, Ohio, the daughter of the late Rolly Orlo and Mary Esther (Emminger) Smith. She was a 1946 graduate of Shelby High School. Frances began her working career at Pan American Airlines and spent the majority of her working career (1957-1985) at Shiloh Elementary School as a cook. Frances was a quilter and enjoyed crossword puzzles, Sudoku puzzles, and playing cards. Frances loved her animals and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby.
Frances was a wonderful person with a kind and positive personality. She treated everyone with the upmost respect. When speaking with Frances, you always felt like you were the most important person in her life. She especially loved her grandchildren.
Surviving are her 4 children: Thomas (Linda) Rodman of Ashland, Ned, Jr. (Cynthia) Rodman of Mansfield, Mary (Kenneth) Shade of Zolfo Springs, FL, and Christopher (Cindy) Rodman of Tiro; 7 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Evelyn Gundrum and Eulalia Myers both of Shelby; 2 brothers: Forrest (Betty) Smith of Powell and Merle (Terry) Smith of Shelby; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ned Rodman, in 1977; an infant grandson: Eric Rodman: and 7 brothers: Clifford, Gerald, Virgil, Wilbur, Glenn, Hershel, and Orlo, Jr. Smith.
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM. Rev. James MacDonald will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh. Memorial contributions may be made to Shelby First United Methodist Church or Richland County Humane Society.
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