April 17, 1935-Oct. 12, 2012
MARSHALL - Services for Frances Marie Christians, 77, of Marshall will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A reception will follow the service at Frances's home prior to the burial at Summit Lake Cemetery in Reading.
She died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at her residence.
Frances was born April 17, 1935, in Worthington. Frances was the fourth oldest of six children born to Harm and Grace (Johnson) Christians. Frances lived with her family for the first 18 years of her life. She attended Reading Public School until 1946 and then attended Florence Public School. Frances moved to Cambridge Regional Human Services Center on June 11, 1953, where she resided until June 28, 1991. From the state hospital, Frances moved to Marshall until the time of her death.
Frances began working for the Lyon County Developmental Achievement Center in 1997. She was known as a hard worker and was willing to tackle any jobs presented to her. She retired in 2009.
Frances enjoyed watching horror and action movies - the scarier the better. She loved to play catch, chucking the ball all the way across the room making the staff chase after it. She loved going on rides and reading signs and telling staff when cars were coming. She loved to eat out, especially at restaurants that served ice cream. She was very protective of her possessions, especially her purse and jewelry which she liked to have with her at all times. She would wear so many necklaces that her friends teasingly called her "Mrs. T."
Survivors include her sister Bernice Johnson of Mora; brother, Ken Christians of Blaine; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Two of Fran's siblings died in early childhood. She is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Edna Hugh, Rita Faunden and Irene Johnson.