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Frances A. Foertsch

Frances A. Foertsch


Frances Ardella Foertsch, 83, of Tilden, IL; born on January 22, 1938 in Cutler, IL; passed away on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Frances was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL.  She loved to play Bingo, finish crossword puzzles, and fish for catfish and bass.  Frances was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Clifford Foertsch; parents – Ardell and Valada (Jones) Owens; two sisters – Melba Williams and Patricia Dorf.

Frances is survived by one son – Glenn (Kim) Short of Sparta, IL; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three brothers – Don (Judy) Owens of Franklin, TN, Dennis (Shirley) Owens of Foley, AL and Leonard (Ginger) Owens of Tilden, IL; one sister – Cheryl (Jim) Sommers of New Athens, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Tilden Scholarship Fund.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Family and friends may gather at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bonnie Wilkins officiating.

Interment will be held at a later date in Tilden Cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL is in charge of arrangements



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  1. Cynthia S. Jones (nee) Franklin says:

    Prayers for your family Leonard, God bless your family during this time of loss.

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  1. Prayers for your family Leonard, God bless your family during this time of loss.


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