|• March 29, 2012||Read Comments ||
Wabash College is mourning the loss of a beloved friend and honorary alumna, Frances D. "Fran" Hollett H’85, who passed away shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday. She was 81.
Memorial services for Fran will be held at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian St. on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. Friends are invited to visit with the family in the church parlor from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, it was Fran's wish that memorial contributions be made to: Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, 46208 or Riley Children's Foundation, 30 S. Meridian St., Ste 200, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.
|What a sad loss! Barney and Fran were our continuing link to Wabash after we left nearly thirty-five years ago. Fran was really the last of "our gang" from those good years. On Saturday evening, we raised our glasses, rang the little Monon Bell from the 1993 Centennial game, and tooted the "Alabamy Bound" whistle distributed before we all flew to Phoenix City for the Stagg Bowl in 1977. We will miss Fran as we miss those good times. Thad Seymour|
posted by Thaddeus Seymour (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 04/03/12 08:04 AM
|I agree with John Barry, I don't believe that she ever had a bad day. When I visited with her last month, I don't think she was feeling her best, but the first thing she wanted to know was if I had heard any good jokes recently. I will miss greatly trading joke for joke with her.|
posted by C. Davies Reed '85 (email@example.com) on 04/01/12 02:53 PM
|My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hollett family. Fran was a "bigger than life" caring person..I remember seeing her at so many Wabash events over the years, supporting the students and College in a unique "rah, rah" way. My family and the Holletts have a long, warm history. Fran and Barney were good friends of my folks, so I had the honor of knowing them in and outside of Wabash...She will be missed.|
posted by Rick Fobes '72 (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 04/01/12 11:27 AM
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