Frances Jane "Fran" (Brubaker) Trott (1926 - 2013)

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WINTHROP – Frances "Fran" Jane Brubaker Trott was born Aug. 7, 1926, in Fremont Township, northeast of Winthrop, the daughter of George and Neva Gaylord Brubaker. She attended Winthrop High School, graduating with the class of 1943.
Fran was united in marriage to Dale W. Trott at the Winthrop Methodist Church on Nov. 19, 1944. To this union were born four children: Steven, Neil, Drew, and Gretchen. Being a member of the Church of Christ United at Winthrop, Fran enjoyed her love of music by singing in the Joyful Noise chorus choir, performing in the Resounding Joy hand bell choir, and teaching young members to play hand bells. She was a proud fifty-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. After raising her children, Fran worked as a bookkeeper and receptionist for East Buchanan Telephone Coop at Winthrop for many years.
Dale and Fran were members of the Good Sam camping club, loved to travel in their RV, and were able to spend several winters in the south. They visited every state except Hawaii and toured in Europe. Throughout their lives, family was very important to them, especially loving their precious grandchildren. After living on the Trott family farm for 63 years, Dale and Fran moved to Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence.
At the age of 86 years, Frances "Fran" Jane Brubaker Trott passed away on Monday, April 8, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Dale, on Jan. 31, 2009; her parents; her three brothers: Robert Brubaker, William Brubaker, and George Brubaker Jr.; and her sister-in-law, Rachel Stanger Brubaker.
Survivors include her three sons: Steven (Marcia) Trott of Seattle, Wash.; Neil (Joyce) Trott of Iowa City; and Drew (Jane) Trott of Winthrop; her daughter, Gretchen (LaVern) Vauble of Iowa City; three grandsons: Eric, Bryan, and Jason; one granddaughter, Leah; five great grandsons: Sam, Cary, Nolan, Justin, and Dylan; three great granddaughters: Alexandria, Hayden, and Hailey; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 12 at the Church of Christ United in Winthrop with Pastor Dean Schlitter officiating. Music will be provided by Anita and Don Bowden. Casket bearers will be: Glen Peck, Michael Hogan, Jim Arnold, Richard Griswold, Kenton Krusor, and Owen Thompson. Honorary bearers will be: Virgil Bateman, Les Cook, and Harold Schneider. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery at Winthrop.
Friends may call from 3 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop and after 10 a.m. Friday at the Church. Order of Eastern Star Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
A memorial fund has been established.
Condolences may be sent at under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 12 to Apr. 27, 2013