Frances M. Schroeder, 90, of 1440 N. 10th St., Quincy, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at 12:50 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.
Frances was born October 12, 1922 in Camp Point, Illinois, the son of George J. and Myrtle Knight. She married Charles Lowell "Jim" Schroeder on July 28, 1946 in Camp Point, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 22, 1995. Frances worked at Dayton Dowd Pump Company and later at Moorman Manufacturing Company. The majority of her life was spent as a homemaker. She enjoyed needlework, reading, playing cards, golfing and following the Quincy Blue Devils. She was a die hard fan of her grandson's baseball team. Frances was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Fowler and later Salem United Church of Christ in Quincy. She volunteered at the Blessing Hospital Tea Room for 25 years and belonged to the Coatsburg Lioness.
Survivors include three children, Janice (Robert) Febus of Taylorville, IL, Susan (Calvin) Clayton of Rockton, IL, and Charles (Diane) Schroeder of Quincy; five grandchildren, Nicole "Nicki" Febus, Kristin "Kristi" (John) Foster, Chelsea Clayton, Benjamin "Ben" Schroeder, and Joseph "Joe" Schroeder. In addition to her husband, Frances was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Sgt. Floyd L. Knight and Eugene Knight, four half brothers, Paul McFate, and Earl, Oren and John Knight, and three half sisters, Goldie Parn, Bertha Hester, and Edna Thompson.
Services will be Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating. Burial will be at Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Thursday May 2, 2013 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements. www.hansenspear.com.