Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Frances F. Sweatt Graham

Frances F. Sweatt Graham passed away on August 3rd, 2014, at her home in Ocklawaha, Florida.  She was 83 years old.  Frances had been struggling with the many complications which arise from Parkinson's Disease for the last 2-3 years. 

She was born Frances Myrtie Farrar on March 18th, 1931 in Rumford, Maine.  After she married, she moved from Maine and has been a Florida resident for the past 55 years.  She retired from AT&T.  She was actively involved with the Laureate Zeta Lambda Sorority for many years.  
She was the best mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend that anyone could ever ask for.  Her life was devoted to her family and there was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with them.  She will be sorely missed by all.
Frances was preceded in death by her mother Amy Lillian (Chayer) Farrar, father Mearl Frank Farrar, brother George Harlan Farrar and husband Vernon W. Graham.  She is survived by her four sisters, Pauline Buckingham, Marion Cooper, Pat Hunt (Jim), and Sharon Philbrook; children Frank Sweatt (Lesia), Mary F. Sweatt-Inbody, Carl K. Sweatt, J. Michael Sweatt (Sandra) and Amy I. Nelson (Layne); her grandchildren Natalie Sweatt, Andy Sweatt, Adam Inbody, Jared Inbody, James Greer, Brian Sweatt, April Sweatt Bamberger, Bradley Sweatt, Lauren Sweatt and Clifford Dye; as well as many great-grandchildren
The family will be receiving friends at St. Andrew Catholic Church on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 10:00 - 11:00 am followed by the mass at 11:00 am with Father Leo Hodges officiating.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. 
 Family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Marion County or Parkinson's Disease Foundation.  Please see the following:  http://www.hospiceofmarion.com/donations.html


Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Pat Hunt said...

I am sorry for the lose of Fran. She was my sister and best friend.God bless you all and may you find peace in knowing she is at rest with our And her Savior Jesus Christ.

Beth Philbrook said...

I am so sorry for the loss of Aunt Fran, she was a very special Aunt. My trips to Florida won't be the same. Heaven has a new angel. Aunt Fran you will be greatly missed but never forgotten, until we meet again in Heaven. I will miss you greatly and love you always. Aunt Fran, RIP.

Stan and Kathy Birthisel said...

Blessings to your family from Stan and Kathy Birthisel. We have been friends since 1970 and your mother has been a part of every important event in our lives since that time. She will be missed

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear about Aunt Fran passing away. I know she will be greatly missed. She was a special and wonderful person. Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I sorry I was not able to make it to the funeral. With love and deepest sympathy. Lisa Sweatt Shuman

K. Hope said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your mother will always have a special place in our hearts. May God grant you peace and strength as you reflect on his promise of the resurrection for her. Acts 24:15 Your family is in our thoughts.