Strate Funeral Home

505 10th Street, Davenport, WA


Frances D. Weishaar

May 21, 1928February 18, 2020

** Public Services Have Been Canceled Due To Recent Restrictions Implemented By The State of Washington. Services for Frances will be held at a later date**

Frances Delores Weishaar

Frances Delores (Cook) Weishaar was born to Alex and Marie (Kissler) Cook in Odessa, Washington on May 21, 1928. She passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on February 18, 2020 in her beloved community of Odessa. Frances grew up on the family farm during the Great Depression with her brothers Lavene and Delbert. As an adept pupil in the Odessa Schools, she graduated from high school in 1946 as the class Salutatorian. Two years later, Frances married the love of her life for 61 years, Maurey Weishaar. Together, they built a successful farming business while raising three children, Judy, Terrie and Tom. Frances was active in the church, schools and community volunteering and lending a hand wherever needed. Some of her contributions were directing the Sunday School music program, singing in the church choir, and performing special music in a trio with Delbert and Delores Cook. She was also involved with the leadership in Brownie Scouts, 4-H, and Boy Scouts. Frances was gifted in many areas of creative expression. Her personal interests included; cooking, baking, sewing, playing the piano, singing harmony, painting, sculpting clay, ceramics and making beautiful porcelain dolls. Her artistic talent especially came in handy whenever there was a need for planning and/or decorating for special events. Work as a housewife was continual and rigorous, yet she pursued her duties with vigor. Along with being the accountant for the family business, she also worked at the Corner Drug Store and established a local business with her dear friend, Eleanor Schorzman. The Ceramic Haus for many years provided the community with a lively, artistic environment for the creation of “treasures” and friendly camaraderie with each other. The Ceramic Haus also made all of the authentic German beer steins for the Chamber of Commerce to sell at the annual Deutschesfest. Over time, increasing dementia challenged Frances’ abilities and creative gifts like no other. She battled the disease with unwavering grace and dignity every step of the way, gaining countless new friends and supporters who witnessed her courage and strength. On her behalf, a great thank you is extended to Touchmark Memory Care (Devonshire), Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center and personal caregivers; Sharon, Lynn, Billene and P.J. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, daughter, Judy, and brother, Lavene. Survivors include; brother Delbert Cook, daughter Terrie, son Tom (Debbie); Granddaughter, Toni Jean (Steven) Stanford; Great-grandchildren, Cody (Alex) Stanford, Tanner (Carley) Stanford, Shyanna Stanford, Josie Stanford, Jase Stanford and Great-great grandson, Hesston (Cody-Alex) Stanford; Grandson, Traig (Carmen) Weishaar; Grandchildren, Tori Weishaar, Pilot Weishaar, and numerous nieces and nephews. If choosing, a memorial can be sent to Heritage Church, (PO Box 509, Odessa, WA 99159), the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Foundation (PO Box 368, Odessa, WA 99159), or to any other charity, of choice. Fond memories of expression and sympathy made be shared at www.stratefuneralhome.com for the Weishaar family.


  • Celebration of Life Thursday, March 19, 2020


Frances D. Weishaar

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John Graham

March 15, 2020

To Terrie and Family,


I was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. While I never met you Mother, it sounds like she was truly a very special and talented person. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.

John Graham, retired custodian, from Evergreen Middle School

Cindy Hemmerling

February 27, 2020

Francie and auntie were at Touchmark for about a year together. Francie sweet smile and dapper wardrobe and jewelry always a bright sight to see ... terry was always her bright shining star her eyes would light up whenever terry was around.. what a beautiful legacy she leaves big hole to fill .thankful her and auntie got to share fun times together and are now dancing in His kingdom with all their loved ones .. Love prayers cares to the family. Manny Cindy Hemmerling