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Frances Corson Van Ness

  • Birth 1914 Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 7 Jan 2011 Stone Harbor, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 63970972

Frances Corson Van Ness of Stone Harbor died peacefully Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at her home. She was 96.

Born in Cape May Court House in 1914, her last 30 years have been spent at beloved beach homes in Stone Harbor, and Delray Beach, Fla.

Fran was preceded in death by her father, Charles O. Corson; and her mother, Marie S. Corson; and her husband of sixty five years, F. William Van Ness.

She graduated from Middle Township High School, and The College of New Jersey, (Trenton State College).

Fran became a physical education teacher, and taught for many years at Bordentown High School, Bordentown and Riverside High School, Riverside.

She was a lovely and caring woman whose family always came first.

Fran loved entertaining and cooking for family and friends at her beach house. She adored the beach and swimming in the ocean.

Fran was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Cape May Court House, and the Dobbins Memorial Methodist Church, Delanco. She also was a member of the Stone Harbor Garden Club, the Civic Association of Stone Harbor, and the Cape May County Historical Society.

Fran will be dearly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Claire Van Ness of Middlesex; and by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Bill Michalsky of Cape May Court House; her grandchildren, Jeff and Cheryl Van Ness of Dunellen, Craig and Pam Van Ness of Wilbraham, Mass., Gretchen Ryan of Cape May Court House, and Katie and Scott Heino of Medford; and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at First United Methodist Church of Cape May Court House.

Memorial contributions may be sent to First United Methodist Church, 1 Church Street, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or to AtlantiCare Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 1626, Pleasantville, NJ 08232.

Condolences may be sent to the below address:

Radzieta Funeral Home
Cape May Court House

Burlington County Times, January 9, 2011

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