Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA


Frances Siena Wolfe

November 17, 1942March 24, 2020

Frances “Franny” S. Wolfe, 77, of Davenport, Iowa, died March 24, 2020, at her home, surrounded by friends and family. A memorial service will be held at a later date. She will be cremated.

Wolfe was born Frances Siena Cupp on November 17, 1942, to Willis and Marie Cupp in Moline, Illinois. She was graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Nauvoo, Illinois (1960), and Marycrest College in Davenport (1964). She married Thomas A. Wolfe, of Davenport, on August 1, 1964; they divorced in 1995. Franny Wolfe taught in the Davenport public schools and later worked for Moline Public Hospital and Modern Woodmen of America, from which she retired in 2006. She was an active member at Edwards Congregational United Church of Christ. She was an avid reader and birdwatcher.

Wolfe is survived by her children: Bridget Wolfe, Brendan Wolfe, and Sara (Albert) Womble; grandchildren: Sienna Womble, Indigo Womble, and Beatrix Wolfe; and her sister Mary Castrey. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers James and Eugene Cupp; sisters: Sister Germaine Cupp and Kathleen Johnson; two infant siblings; and her former spouse Thomas Wolfe.


  • A memorial service will be held at a later date


Frances Siena Wolfe

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Mary Ostrom

March 31, 2020

Franny was a great lady, and I will miss her a lot. She always had a book to suggest for a good read. She was a caring person who would go out of her way to help. Prayers to her family and loved ones.

Mary Flaherty

March 30, 2020

My Sympathy to the family of Fran. We were best friends and neighbors of many years. We exchanged neighborhood news and were called the neighborhood watch! She and I read a lot so kept in touch with books to read. Lately she liked Irish books! Fran always instigated activity’s for our kids when they were small. Plays in back yard. Took them swimming, etc. We watched our children from tiny tots to leaving us to far off places. So many memories.
Rest In Peace, Fran

Joyce Paustian

March 26, 2020

Woody and I have enjoyed knowing Fran through more than a decade of friendship at our mutual church. We have been remembering the many good times we shared with her, and we will greatly miss her smiling face. We send our sincerest condolences to her family and her many other friends.