Frances Stewart, 95

Frances Lucille Stewart, our beloved 95 year-old mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully, to be with her beloved Lord, at home, surrounded by her children, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

Frances was the second to the oldest of a family of 11 children.  She married David Stewart in 1942 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 2011.

She is survived by her oldest brother, Don Miller, who is 99 years old; by her four children, Brenda (Phil) Miller, Cheryl Teague, both of Urbana, Nancy (Tim) Eviston, Wabash; David (Zenda) Stewart, Newark, Ohio; five grandchildren, Angela Ogino, Urbana, Kim (Shawn) Hayslett, Lagro, Troy Teague, Lagro, Penny Drumm and Wendy Dolloff, Newark, Ohio; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, five sisters and four brothers.

Her deepest love was her family and the Lagro United Methodist Church, of which she is the oldest church member, and her Eastern Star family. She loved doing for others and will always be remembered for her precious "Thank you" cards as she was so thankful for everything her family and friends did for her.  Frances was a tough gal as she continued to live alone on the family farm in Lagro and then moved into her current home in Wabash one year ago, continuing to live alone until her illness on January 30, 2018. 

Visitation and a Celebration of Life was Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Lagro United Methodist Church, 1100 Main St, Lagro, with Pastor Rick Borgman officiating.  An Eastern Star service also took place prior to the service.

Burial will follow at Thrailkill Cemetery, Swayzee, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, it was Frances' wish to donate to the Lagro United Methodist Church.

McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash, handled arrangements.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at


Posted on 2018 Mar 13