PIQUA — Frances "Fran" Stanfield, 72, of Piqua, passed away 10:42 a.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. She was born in Norfolk, VA., on April 25, 1941, to the late Frank Taggart and Gladys (Hoag) Kelley.
Fran is survived by one daughter, C. J. Good of Euless, Texas; three sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin and Shelli Jackson of Tipp City, Frank and Melody Stanfield of Douglasville, GA., Fred and Teri Stanfield of Newnan, GA.; her long time companion, Frank Shannon, Jr. of Piqua; her dog, Twinkle; one sister, Sarah Jones of Owasso, OK.; two brothers and sister-in-law, Howard and Micki Covert of VA., Robert Covert of Daytona Beach, Fla.; her best friend of 50 years, Judy Vamos of Xenia; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sisters.
Fran was a 1958 High School graduate in Norfolk, Virginia and attended 3 years at Sinclair College. She was a member of AMVETS Post no. 88, VFW Post no. 5436, Women of Moose, Eagles Aux. no. 971, all of Troy. She was an income tax preparer for several years. She loved singing karaoke at her clubs.
A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. Joseph Hill officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Frida at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery in Xenia. Contributions may be given in Fran's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box #758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.