OBITUARY

Mary Frances "Fran" Ashlin

November 18, 1932August 26, 2013
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Mary Frances Ashlin, 80, of Palmetto, passed away peacefully in her home, with her daughters by her side, on August 26, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Daniel “Dan” Ashlin; and her first Grandson, Gabriel Lajko. Born November 18, 1932, in Washington DC, she was a daughter of the late Stephen Russell and Lucy Mae Thompson and the youngest of 7 children. She was retired as a successful self-employed insurance agent in Michigan. She and her husband moved to the Palmetto area in 2000. She was a standing member of St. Frances of Cabrini Catholic Parrish, and loved to bowl, play cards, and hit the “slots”. Survivors include one son, James Warrick, of Redford, MI; two daughters, Deborah Kelm (Kim), also of Redford, MI, and Renae Nowak (Jim), of Palmetto; two sisters, Marie Smith and Catherine Russell, both from VA, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter, amongst many relatives and dear friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, from 3-7:00 pm at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park, 1400 36th Ave. East, Ellenton, FL 34222. A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the funeral home by Father David Baehr. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Fran will be deeply missed by her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tidwell Hospice at 5955 Rand Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34238; or St. Frances Cabrini at 12001 69th St E. Parrish, FL 34219. Groover Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send a condolence to the family, please visit groover-funeral-home.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2013
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Mary Frances "Fran" Ashlin

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Gary & Diane Summers

February 16, 2014

So very sorry to read about your loss. May The Lord grant you the peace of God that passes all understanding. Gary & Diane Summers

Ciara Bellmore

September 2, 2013

Grandma Fran, I love you and miss you so much, I wish I could have came down to see you more.. until we meet again.. I love you, Ciara

tracey kelm

September 1, 2013

Grandma fran I love you so much. I know your not in pain anymore, and I know your with uncle gabe smiling down on us. you should be the definition of a good person and an amazing friend, may your afterlife be perfect in every way, help us find our way through life and its wonders, and may we all rest with you in the end of our journeys. -love Tracey Kelm

Marie Mattingly

August 30, 2013

Deb and Renae,
I am very sorry to hear the loss of your mother, prayers and thoughts are with you.
LOVE REE

Pamela Herren

August 29, 2013

Deb, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Aric Schwab

August 29, 2013

When a Great person passes on,
and life's day fades to the dark of night
They leave us with a priceless gift,
like a star's perpetual light.

She was the matriarch of our family
And wanted all of us to aspire;
And of her royal traits
it was her wisdom that I did most admire.

She would share pride in your success
And let you know when you were wrong
She knew when you were weak and
In these moments, with love, made you strong.

Consider yourself blessed,
if you count my Grandma among the people you knew
She was many things to many people.
Whatever role she held, that is her gift to you.

To me she was the standard,
of how to treat others, enjoy and view life
let the memories of your time with her
shine on you like a star's perpetual light.

Aric Schwab

August 29, 2013

When a Great person passes on,
and life's day fades to the dark of night
They leave us with a priceless gift,
like a star's perpetual light.

She was the matriarch of our family
And wanted all of us to aspire;
And of her royal traits
it was her wisdom that I did most admire.

She would share pride in your success
And let you know when you were wrong
She knew when you were weak and
In these moments, with love, made you strong.

Consider yourself blessed,
if you count my Grandma among the people you knew
She was many things to many people.
Whatever role she held, that is her gift to you.

To me she was the standard,
of how to treat others, enjoy and view life
let the memories of your time with her
shine on you like a star's perpetual light.

Katie

August 29, 2013

You are loved by many. One thing I most remember about you was your love towards animals. You are a kind person and will be missed. You are in a better place now and in peace. I love you.

Irma Russell

August 29, 2013

Aunt Fran will remain in our hearts forever.

Gary & Diane Summers

August 29, 2013

Ranae I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dearly beloved mother. May The Lord grant you peace that passes all understanding. Gary & Diane Summers