Frances Fender, age 87, of Marion, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Mission Hospital McDowell. A native of Rutherford County, Frances was born on June 16, 1932 to the late Elisah and Mamie Owens Beachboard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Kermit “Jonas” Fender.
Frances is survived by three children, Janice Elaine Fender of Marion, Joel K. Fender and wife Gaye of Greensboro, NC, and Tim Fender and wife Pattie of Greenwood, SC; four grandchildren, Jessica Chriswell, Luke Fender, Dylan Fender, and Jeremy Fender; and one great granddaughter, Madison Chriswell.
A service will be held at a later date and will be announced when plans are finalized. Frances will be laid to rest with her husband in the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Toys for Tots at Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
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