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Frances L. Weigt

June 17, 1933 - November 14, 2018

Burial Date December 1, 2018

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Frances L. (Sherman) Weigt died November 14, 2018 at Springview Manor Nursing Home, Lima, Ohio at the age of 85.

Frances L. Sherman was born on June 17, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to Farrand O. and Frances L. Sherman, who preceded her in death. Two sisters, Lucille and Norma Jean Sherman died in childhood. Frances’ twin brother Farrand O. “Bud” (Donna) Sherman survives in Laguna, TX.
Frances graduated from Melvindale High School and attended Wayne State University, where she majored in Music. Frances married Earl E. Weigt, on September 18, 1954.

Frances was very active in the local community, where she had a special interest in children and education. She served for many years as a member of the Shawnee School District and Apollo Career Center Boards of Education where she was a leader on the school levy committees, as well as the Apollo Education Foundation. She also assisted with tax levy campaigns for Shawnee Township, Highland Local Schools (Medina, OH) and Marimor Schools. Frances was a member of Shawnee Presbyterian Church (now Faith Christian Church) where she was a founding member of The Shawnee Children’s Program Day Care Center at the church as well as Grampy’s House Family Visitation Center. She was an active leader in the Shawnee Optimist Club.

Frances is survived by her husband of 64 years, Earl Weigt, and their children Lee (Anne) Weigt of Edgewater, MD, Laurie (Donald) Camper of Lima, OH, Lawrence (Andrea) Weigt of Vaughnsville, OH and Lorne (Shelly) Weigt of Grove City, OH.

“Granny Franny” adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Eric Weigt, Anja Weigt, Jeremy (Brandi) Camper, Brandon Weigt, Charles (Sasha) Weigt, Franklin Weigt, Britton Weigt, Luke Weigt, Baeley Ambos (Jeremy Nelson), Taelor Priestino (Shane Quay), Kiara Camper, Trenton Camper, Anna Camper, Paxton Weigt, Elizabeth Sherrick, Emily Weigt, Mia Weigt, Gabe Nelson and Cooper Nelson.

Frances was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Laura Weigt, father-in-law, Ellis Weigt and brother-in-law, Harley (Dorothy) Weigt. She is survived by one niece and three nephews as well as many great-nieces and nephews.

Rev. Terri Haithcock will officiate a memorial service and celebration of life
1170 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio beginning at 12:00 noon. Visitors may call prior to
the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Immediately following the service, friends are invited to join the family for an informal reception and
meal in the fellowship hall at Faith Christian Church, 2223 Shawnee
Road, Lima Ohio. Because Frances wanted to be remembered with happiness and
joy, the family asks that visitors dress in comfortable, colorful clothing and help us
celebrate her life with smiles and fond memories.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Shawnee
Children’s Program at Faith Christian Church, Lima, Ohio, Apollo Education
Foundation Lima, Ohio (www.apollocareercenter.com), or St. Rita’s Hospice.

Cremains will be interred at Woodlawn Cemetery on a later date.


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