February 12, 1912 – March 26, 2018
Frances Eslinger was born on February 12, 1912 and passed away on March 26, 2018
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Lisa Hatt Besselman
April 2, 2018
We were so sorry to hear that Aunt Francis had passed. In remembrance of al life well lived, I wanted to share my memories of Aunt Francis. I remember picking raspberries with Aunt Francis and Aunt Erma when I was 7. Aunt Francis showed me how to get around the thorns and pick those berries. We then sat down and enjoyed those delicious raspberries. I also recollect Aunt Francis regularly having a bowl of red apples in her kitchen. I recall her saying, “Eat an apple a day to have good health.” I believe her favorites were Winesap, Russet or Macintosh. Well, it runs in the family because we all love apples!
We had visited Aunt Francis about 8 years ago at her home during the Christmas. We enjoyed her festive Christmas tree. She then took us on an art exhibit in her home. She told us about the place of interest that she chose for each of her masterpiece’s. We know who the talented artist was!
Aunt Francis and my Father; Jimmy, were kindred “Hatt spirits,” who enjoyed six decades of rousing, and chit chat. I think they both enjoyed the fun ribbing and joking! In the end of the banter, Aunt Francis always seemed to have the upper hand! I truly enjoyed listening to Aunt Francis and Jimmy remembering relatives, previous neighbors and the good old days.
I think of Aunt Francis fondly, and I am so glad that our family would visit her at Bridebrook. We enjoyed reading from the Bible and looking at her paintings. My Mother; MaryAnn, enjoyed stopping in to see Aunt Francis on Sundays while visiting her own Mother. MaryAnn always noted that Aunt Francis was an amazing spiritual person.
She is a truly an angel that is now walking in heaven with God, Uncle Steve, and the rest of beloved Hatt family. She will always be remembered to have lived to the age of 106--simply astounding. I am convinced it was because of her good health, her lively perspective, and of course her love of apples. We will miss her.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Lisa & Steve Hatt Besselman