Mrs. Frances Finan Nouss

May 28, 1923October 1, 2011

Nouss, Frances F. (nee Finan), baptized in the hope of Christ’s resurrection, on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Beloved wife of James L. Nouss; dear mother of James L. (Lisa) Jr., John J. of Castle Rock, CO, Edgar McL. (Tiffany) of Bryn Mawr, PA, and the late Julia “Jolly” Nouss; dear grandmother of James L. III, Julia N. (Oliver) TenHoeve, Ian McL., Marianna C., Aidan B. and Victoria G. Nouss; dear sister of Susan (the late Richard) Roberts and the late John J. Finan; our dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend who loved bridge, the Maryville Readers, the BJC medical staff, and many recent caregivers.

A Memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, October 5, 4-7 p.m., at Kriegshauser West, 9450 Olive Blvd. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 106 N. Meramec, Clayton, MO on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at 10:00 am. A reception will follow mass at the church hall.

Memorials to the Academy of the Sacred Heart-St. Charles, St. Louis Priory School, or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Marc Weinberg

October 7, 2011

Dear Jim, Jay, John, and Edgar,
I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Mrs. Nouss. I can only recall great memories of her and her interactions with me.
When I think of her one word comes to mind - "class."
My heart goes out to you and to the other family members.
It is often said that if a loved one is in your heart they are never truly gone - so I know in my heart and in yours that she will never be gone.
Love always.

October 6, 2011

Dear Edgar, my thoughts are with you and the entire family in this very difficult time. I hope that you find strength in each other, given that Frances left behind such a large family. Everyone in your team here at Merck across the globe is thinking of you and sending wishes. I hope the memorial service that is ongoing at this hour will be lovely and comforting.
Jessica Joedecke

Barbara Nouss

October 5, 2011

To John, Edgar, and Jay - Your mother was a matriarch in the highest degree. I will always remember her with a deep love. She will be greatly missed as she touched so many people's lives. I enjoy seeing her through Ian, Marianna, and Aidan that Nouss-Finan connection runs deep.
To Jim, I'm so sorry for your loss. Fran and you were wonderful together and I treasure my memories of the times we all shared. I wish I could be there with you to give you my love and support. Please know that you are in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers.

Marilyn Hosenfelt

October 4, 2011

This is especially for John and Edgar two of my boys from Claymont and the entire family. You have lost a very special person with such a big heart. I remember a night when we could not be home on the night of our son's birthday. He spent the night at your home, your mom made a special dinner and had a birthday cake for him. He was thrilled and so was I. You have my deepest sympathy and I will remember you and her in my prayers. So sorry for your loss. Marilyn Hosenfelt

Chuck Hardy

October 3, 2011

To all the Nouss,'
At times Mrs. Nouss seemed to be the matriarch of not just your family, but the Priory family. The party at the end of football season in '76 is as clear in my mind as if it had only happened a week ago, as are memories of sledding late into the night on the long hill at your place on Schoettler road--back when that was way out in the country, and all the alarmists were predicting an impending (and inevitable) ice age. (Who could have thought otherwise with those winters in the '70's?)
We pray that happy memories of Mrs. Nouss' life will, in time, drive out the pain of her passing. We also can find solace in the faith that she and Jolly are catching up on things; no doubt she'll have her bearings soon and be organizing something for others of us who have gone on before, and making things ready for when we all are reunited.

Jeff Barteau

October 2, 2011

Dear Jim, Jay, John and Edgar, my deepest sympathy to you for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have wonderful memories of your wife and mother being the consummate hostess to her childrens' friends, welcoming them for tobogganing, pond hockey (even ready with dry clothes for anyone like me who fell through the ice), or simply an open house for high school friends to reconnect after making their way on to college. I also remember her as a dear friend to my mother before her own death. May God keep the radiance of her life bright in your memories.