|Birth: ||May 24, 1939|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Apr. 13, 2012|
Frances Lea (Fran) Armstrong Corcoran 72, of Joplin MO. passed away in her Joplin hoe at 1;45 a.m. on Friday April 13, 2012 following a long illness.
Born May 24, 1939 in Long Beach California, she was the daughter of the late Navy Chief Petty Officer Harold Thomas Armstong, a surviving crew member of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, and the late Florence Bernice Wright Armstrong. She had been a resident of Joplin since 1981, after sharing a Navy Career of 20 years with her husband of 50*years. Frances H Corcoran, MD.
a 1956 graduate of Ritenour High School in St Louis County, where she spent her early years. Fran received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Lindenwood College in St Charles Mo in 1960.She worked as a Research Chemist at Ralston Purina Corporation in St Louis from 1969-1962. She then chose to start a family and give her undivided attention to creation of a loving and nurturing hoe for her husband and children.
After her children were grown se pursued her many special interests, including world travel, gourmet cooking and entertaining and breeding, training and exhibiting her award winning Tibetan Terrier and Geran Shepherd Dogs. She also was an active founding member of her investment cluub. "The Board" for the last 20 years. Fran was very involved with community activities. A member of St Peter the Apostle Catholic Parish of Joplin, she served on te Parish council for three years. She was a member and President of the Navy Doctors Wives club of Washington D.C. while her husband was stationed at Bethesda Navy Hospital. After moving to Joplin, her community activities included PEO, the Joplin International Piano Competition, American Heart Assn. "Home is where the Heart is" Benefits, and the Jasper Newton County Medical Alliance.
She is survived by her husband, four children, Julia, Francis (Chip) Kathleen, and Brian as well as her eight grandchildren, Alyssa, Megan, Katelyn, Alexandra, Mariana, Laura, Paloma, and Jacob and er brother, Floyd Armstrong of Washington Mo.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life at Fran's home at 5594 Rivercrest Valley Drive in Joplin on Monday April 16 from 2-8p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated at St Peter's Churc with Rev. J. Fridel pastor of St Peter's and Rev. Valery Burusu of Mercy Medical Center Joplin will concelebrate te Mass. Pallbearers will be Frans four children, Julia, Chip, Kathleen and Brian. and close friends Michelle Obermeyer and David Ross. Interment will follow at Osborne Cemetery in Joplin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joplin Area Catholic School System(JACSS Developmemnt office 930 Pearl Joplin or to the Joplin Animal Adoption Center ( foremly known as the Joplin Humane Society
Osborne Memorial Cemetery
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