Frances C. “Fran” <I>Chaffin</I> Haskins

Frances C. “Fran” Chaffin Haskins

Death 11 Aug 2008 (aged 95)
Burial Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 29377619 · View Source
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Frances C. Haskins left this life on August 11, 2008. She was the first of three daughters born to Frank M. Chaffin and Elizabeth V. Chaffin of Clay City, IL. Mrs. Haskins was the last survivor of the three "Chaffin girls" Frances, Eleanor, and Bernice. She resided in Flora, Illinois during her entire adult life.

She married Thomas P. Haskins, Jr. on June 14, 1942. They were married in the First United Methodist Church in Flora. The marriage was perfomed by Mr. Haskins' father, Reverend Thomas P. Haskins, Sr.. While her husband served in World War II, she resided with her mother and two sisters in Flora.

The Haskins were the proprietors of Haskins Men's Wear in Flora and worked side by side for many years. Mrs. Haskins later became the receptionist at the First National Bank in Flora. Mr. Haskins was the manager of the Country Squire in Flora. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Flora and Beta Sigma Phi. Fran was an avid bridge player and a member of the Elks Thursday Afternoon Bridge Club.

The Haskins lived in Flora after their retirement and enjoyed the friendship of many close personal friends and had a close relationship with their families. Tom Haskins left this life in 1982. Fran's sisters, Eleanor Hudson of Springfield, IL and Bernice "Bea" Stanford of Flora, IL passed away prior to the death of their older sister.

Fran is survived by her son, Thomas P. Schanzle-Haskins (wife, Ellen Schanzle-Haskins) of Springfield, IL and daughter, Elizabeth "Trudi" Haskins of Flora, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Visitation will be after 1 PM until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation.


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  • Created by: Robert Medley Gatewood
  • Added: 28 Aug 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 29377619
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances C. “Fran” Chaffin Haskins (21 Dec 1912–11 Aug 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 29377619, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Robert Medley Gatewood (contributor 47043625) .