Frances “Fran” Carol (Brown) Kalas
A funeral service for Frances “Fran” Carol (Brown) Kalas, 77, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Ron Hall officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.
She passed away March 6, 2018, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born September 15, 1940, in Burnsville, WV.
Fran was and will always be a loving, giving and devoted wife, daughter, mother and yia-yia. Words will never be able to express how much she is loved and will be missed.
Fran welcomed everyone and loved to feed them and enjoy a good cup of coffee with spirited conversation. Fran devoted her entire professional and personal life to the nursing field as a Licensed Practical Nurse and loved caring for others. She also occasionally enjoyed assisting at her husband’s restaurant, Jim’s Homestyle, while it was in business. She retired from the profession to tirelessly care for her mother and later for her husband to assist with their medical issues. She always put the needs of others before her own. Fran was a 1959 Graduate of Burnsville High School and a member of the Kanawha Alumni Association. She loved becoming a part of her husband’s Greek Heritage and being accepted into such a welcoming and loving family. Fran was proud to be from West Virginia and a die-hard Mountaineers Fan! She loved Christmas and enjoyed displaying her favorite collectibles year round.
She is survived by her son Andrew (Elli) Kalas of Newark; daughter Carol (Heath) Skeese of Frazeysburg; grandchildren, Rebekah Kalas and James Kalas, Kaylin Skeese and Jaden Skeese; cousin, Karen Gillespie (Thayer) and many close friends and relatives.
Fran was preceded in death by her wonderful husband, James Kalas. She was the loving and caring daughter of the late Winiford Ondine Carpenter (Brown) and loving and caring Granddaughter/daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Brown (passed 7-14-1963) and Ethel Love Brown (passed 12-14-1964) who raised her as their own.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Licking County Veterans Alliance.
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