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Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH

OBITUARY

Wendy Marie Frantz

June 7, 1969June 4, 2020
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In Loving Memory Wendy Marie Frantz, aged 50 of Grove City, Ohio passed away in her home on Thursday, June 4, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. The daughter of Thomas and Evelyn Frantz of Versailles, she was born on June 7, 1969. Wendy was a Versailles class of 1987 graduate and a proud graduate of The Ohio State University.

Wendy spent her entire 28-year career working for the City of Columbus in the Recreation and Parks Department with countless hours dedicated to summer camps, Fall Harvest, and Empty Bowls. Wendy was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Grove City, Ohio.

Wendy is preceded in death by her grandparents Bernard and Marie Frantz, and Julius and Catherine Bergman. She is survived by her parents Thomas and Evelyn; her sister Lori Kannally and brother-in law Kevin (of Plain City); nieces Brittanie and Lauren; nephew Connor; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Wendy adored her family, especially her nieces and nephew where she spent endless hours taking them on adventures, attending their infinite hockey games, soccer matches and horse shows – and was always there to help them when needed. She also loved her two girls, Rylee and Josee (labradoodles).

Wendy's fun-loving spirit was contagious whether spending time with friends or just meeting people along the way like those surrounding her at a summer concert, or the people she bumped into on a dance floor while moving to "Sweet Home Alabama." She loved the simplest things such as after-work happy hours, kayaking down the river, weekends at the lake, and just having her toes in the sand. Her favorite memories were cherished days at Poultry Days, softball weekends, and girlfriend get-a-ways celebrating life-long friendships and milestones. Wendy loved the Buckeyes and game day at "The Shoe"; dressed in Scarlet and Gray she could be heard over the crowd as either the O-H or the I-O. Wendy loved to travel whether exploring within the states or cruising the Caribbean; she was always ready to plan her next adventure.

She was the friend that always said 'yes' to whatever was asked of her. She could be counted on for her trust worthiness, love and her ever-positive attitude. We are better friends and better people for having known her, and we will cherish the memories we've made with her for the rest of our lives.

Visitation services will be held at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles on Monday, June 8th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00 - 10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles; burial at St. Valbert Cemetery immediately after. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Mount Carmel Hospice. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be observing social distancing and masking measures. Online condolences www.zecharbailey.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 8, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Burial

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Susan Nichols

June 11, 2020

So sorry for your family's loss. I am thinking of you.
Susan

Cynthia Lee

June 10, 2020

Rest in Peace Wendy. So sorry to hear of this. My Condolences to your family and friends.

Wade Walcutt

June 9, 2020

When I think about my time at Columbus Recreation & Parks, it’s almost impossible to not think of Wendy. She was a constant positive presence for me, those that worked with her and those she served. The department & entire community is better because of her.

Adam Wheeler

June 9, 2020

To the Family and Friends of Wendy,

Wendy was such a kind and caring person. She will be remembered and missed by many. May the many wonderful memories of Wendy carry you through the tough times.

Sheri-Lynn Wynn

June 9, 2020

Rest easy Wendy. In God’s sight you were tired. Your amazing work here on earth was done. Though you leave family and friends to mourn your loss we all know that you are now resting. No more pain. No more sadness. Thanks for all your years with CRPD. I enjoyed all the memories made while working together. To the family, we send our love and prayers for strength and comfort during this sad time. As the scripture says....Joy, cometh in the morning. Wendy’s morning of eternal rest awaits her. Rest easy Wendy. Much love.
Rev. Bruce and Sheri-Lynn Wynn

Rod Grillot

June 8, 2020

It seems the best are always taken too soon. Wendy had a contagious smile and upbeat attitude that caused happiness wherever she was.

Rest in peace Wendy, you are gone but will never be forgotten


KELLY HOFFMAN

June 8, 2020

I have worked with Wendy since 1997 @ Columbus Recreation & Parks and not a day went by that she was one of the people who I looked towards with great reverence. Wendy was always there to help when needed and always did her job with 100% professionalism. I will miss joking with her about anything and everything and I actually looked forward to her telling me to use my inside voice, even when sending her an email! She will be forever missed by anyone who knew her and she will always live in our hearts.

Dinah Blair

June 8, 2020

I would like to send my condolences to Wendy's family. I never saw a day that I ran into Wendy that she didn't smile or say" Hello". I made it a point to always stop by her desk and say "Hi". There was not a problem that she wouldn't try her best to help me find a solution. I am blessed to have known YOU.
GOD speed Wendy.

Marilyn Taylor

June 8, 2020

It is truly hard to imagine a world without Wendy...especially a Columbus Recreation & Parks world! Wendy’s warm personality touched so many through the many ways in which she connected with people. She shared her charisma and workmanship through her many hands on talents. She gave of herself tirelessly to fundraise to feed the hungry or connecting with kids to enhance their life experiences through various types of camps. She assisted others with their projects or she was a great coworker by just being there in the office...bouncing on that darn ball...ready for whatever Challenges come her way!
My heart is saddened by her absents but blessed to have walked with her during a portion of her life’s journey!
Much love and sincere condolences to the family.
Marilyn Taylor

Pamela Henry

June 8, 2020

Tom, Evelyn, Lori and the rest of your family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was too young to pass. You have many good memories of her.
Sending prayers to comfort you though the next few weeks. It is hard to lose part of your heart. God will help you all,
Pam Henry and Nancy Sirch

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