Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway Po Box 337, Greenville, OH


Frances E. Hostetler

February 14, 1928October 23, 2019

Frances E. Hostetler (Ridge), 91, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Wednesday October 23, 2019 at 6:50 PM at her residence. She was born February 14, 1928 in Jackson, Ohio the daughter of the late Charles & Gettie (Graham) Ridge. Frances worked as a registered Intensive Care Nurse retiring from the VA in Cincinnati and moved to Greenville after retiring. She worked as Private Duty Nurse until she was 80 years of age. Frances was in the Army Nurse Core serving at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. She also volunteered at the Brethren Retirement Community, Meals on Wheels and a member of the Criterion Club. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of White Cross School of Nursing. Frances is preceded in death by her parents; nine siblings and grandson Thomas H. Graber, III. She is survived by her children: Julie & Deacon Thomas Graber and Christopher Hostetler all of Greenville, grandchildren: Ann (John) Weathers and Mark Graber. Frances funeral will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Rev Fr. John R. White officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Catholic Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 28, 2019
  • Burial Monday, October 28, 2019


Frances E. Hostetler

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Roberta Crawford

October 26, 2019

Fran was such a sweet lady, and a wonderful friend and caregiver to my mother, Ruth Heath. My sympathy goes out to all of her family, with prayers for comfort and peace in the coming days.

Joann and Dale Wood

October 26, 2019

Fran was like a mother to me.I have known her for 30 plus years,RIP Fran.

We are sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.