A pink pillbox hat and 70 years later

November 18, 2011

Frances J. Mustard, 82, of Ashley passed away late Sunday (Nov. 13, 2011) at Wesley Glen Nursing Home.

She was born May 5, 1929 in Cleveland to Joseph and Frances (Pozum) Adams. Frances was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church. She was the surviving spouse of a United Methodist Minister and was a pre-school teacher for many years.

She is survived by three sons, Alan of Ashley, Mark of Westerville and Matthew of Austin, Texas; daughter, Mary Detter (Doug Davenport) of Ashley; four grandchildren, plus one more grandchild coming in April; sister Margaret Vento; and brother, James Adams.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. W. Paul Mustard.

A memorial service will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church, Delaware with interment following in the Whitehaven Memorial Park, Mayfield Village, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Meals on Wheels of Morrow County, 41 West Center St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338; Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 81, Delaware, OH 43015; Order of the Eastern Star, 51 W. William St., Delaware, OH; or to the Ohio School for the Blind, 5220 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

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