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 Francene Marguerite Smykil

Francene Marguerite Smykil

Birth
Louisiana, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 100025890 · View Source
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Francene Marguerite Smykil passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mennonite Home. Born in Louisiana, she was a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas. She was the loving wife of Francis Elmer Brown for 25 years before his early death. Francene was the first child in her family to complete high school, graduating valedictorian in a class of 600.

Francene became a successful residential realtor for 18 years after rearing her two children. She was the first woman realtor elected to the Wyandotte County Board of Realtors. As owner/broker, she introduced the first REMAX real estate office in the Kansas City, Kansas region. Francene retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas enjoying her lake home, golf and friends. In 2001, she moved to Lancaster to be near family and lived at Woodcrest Villa for 3 years.

She enjoyed taking many vacation trips to Europe during her active years. At home, she was a skilled seamstress and relaxed with knitting and needlepoint which she happily gave as gifts to her family.

Francene is survived by two children: daughter, Sherron Louise Thiry, wife of ­Junior K. Thiry, Lancaster and son, Daniel Francis Brown of Plano, Texas. She was the Nana of five grandchildren and five great granddaughters of whom she was very proud and loved dearly.

Her faith and church were always a comfort to her. Having grown up and married in the Baptist church, she has been a member of Highland Presbyterian Church while in Lancaster. Francene's remains will be interred in the memorial garden of Highland Presbyterian in a private family service. To share a fond memory of Francene, please visit our website at: www.lifecelebration.com

(Lancaster Intlligencer Journal/New Era 1/2/2012)


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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100025890
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francene Marguerite Smykil (unknown–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100025890, citing Highland Presbyterian Memorial Garden, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .