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Frances May Wittenborn

Frances May Wittenborn

WITTENBORN

Frances May Wittenborn, 92, of Sparta, IL; born on August 4, 1928 in Evansville, IL; went to meet the Lord on Thursday, June 17, 2021 surrounded by her loving daughters at Cedarhurst in Sparta, IL.

Frances went to Red Bud High School in Red Bud, IL.  She was a member at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, IL.  Frances and her husband were representatives of the Randolph County Democratic Party.  She worked as a Driver License Examiner at the Sparta Drivers License Bureau.  Frances enjoyed camping, playing games, and dancing.  She was an excellent cook and aimed to please everyone.  You could not leave her house without a cookie or piece of pie.  She loved her children and grandchildren.  When it came to playing card or board games Frances made sure to teach them properly by showing them how to win.

She was preceded in death by her parents – Albert and Mabel (Kennedy) Biethman; husband – Gene Wittenborn; daughter – Deb Lehman; brother – Kenneth Biethman; sisters – Betty Fink, Nathalie Phegley, and Mary Walls; son-in-law – Glen Campbell.

Frances is survived by five daughters  – Jeanne (Robert) Finley of Sparta, IL, Pam Campbell of Sparta, IL, Cathy (Stan) Hess of Evansville, IL, Laura (Joseph) Deutschmann of Sparta, IL and Becky (Bill) Rhodes of Red Bud, IL; eighteen grandchildren – Clay Finley, Joel Finley, Noah Finley, Sarah Smith, Hannah Finley, Jonathan Finley, Chris Luton, Joe Pickett, Abby Vivas, Jennifer Rheinecker, Brandy Steely, Tom Hess, Angela Craig, Amy Buch, Adam McBride, Clinton McBride, Nicholas Rhodes, and Zachary Rhodes; thirty-two great grandchildren; two brothers – Boniface Biethman of Ruma, IL and Jim (Linda) Biethman of Prairie Du Rocher, IL; sister-in-law – Ricki Biethman of Lenzburg, IL; son-in-law – Donald Lehman of Bartlesville, OK.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann’s Altar Society in Sparta, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

Visitation: Family and friends may attend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta on Sunday, June 20, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  (Recitation of the Rosary will be held at 8:30 a.m.)

Funeral: The Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Vincent Mukasa officiating

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

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

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  1. Loren and Lynn Schmierbach says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  2. RICHARD AND DORIS CAVALIER says:

    OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAAMILY. WE WERE SAD TO HEAR OF FRANCES’ PASSING. SHE WAS A GOOD FRIEND FOR YEARS. A VERY KIND AND SWEET LADY , DEVOTED TO HER FAMILY AND GOD. SHE AND GENE RAISED 6 AWESOME DAIGJTERS——–SO TO YOU GIRLS AND YOUR FAMILIES WE PRAY GOD WILL GIVE YOU COMFORT AND PEACE AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME LOVE, DORIS AND RICHARD

  3. Paula DuVardo says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of your family. Your mother was a beautiful lady, always so sweet and kind. ❤️

  4. Denise and Gary Ebers says:

    Our sincere sympathy to her family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Cindy Diskey Miller says:

    My sympathies to all of you girls! She was such a sweet Mom

  6. Joy Kessler says:

    Our sympathy on your mothers loss. Duke and Joy

    • Shelly Trieb Rush says:

      My sincere sympathy to the entire family. She always treated me like one of the grandkids and I always enjoyed a treat or two before leaving.

  7. Anne & Jeff Hill says:

    Thinking of you all. Heaven has gained an Angel in your sweet mother. Sending our love & deepest sympathy during this most difficult time. Love, Anne & Jeff

  8. Debbie Biethman says:

    Sending prayers 🙏 & sympathy to the family! May your many memories bring you peace & comfort.

    Dickie & Debbie Biethman and family

  9. Donna says:

    Fly high angel you will be miss

    • Michele Polino says:

      Prayers and love to the whole family ❤

      • Jenna Lambeth says:

        I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mother…she was so sweet. Praying for God’s peace & comfort for your family.
        Jenna Dippel Lambeth

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