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Rev. Charlotte Frances "Fran" Truitt


1922 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Rev.  Charlotte Frances "Fran" Truitt Obituary
Truitt, Rev. Charlotte Frances "Fran"
1922 - 2018
Rev. Charlotte Frances "Fran" Truitt, 95, passed away peacefully at Sunrise of Dublin on January 6, 2018. Fran was born February 8, 1922 in Newark, Ohio. She is survived by her children, Mary Elizabeth O'Brien (Carter), Robert Truitt Carter (Dee); son-in-law, Richard P. O'Brien; grandchildren, Mary Margaret O'Brien, Joseph Corey O'Brien; brother, J.T. Truitt (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Kay Truitt; and much-loved nieces and nephews. Fran is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Dr. Robert H. Bonthius, parents Frank W. Truitt Sr. and Charlotte Hook Truitt, sister Mary Evelyn Truitt Dawson, brother Frank W. Truitt Jr. She attended Worthington High School (class of 1940), Ohio State University and Methodist Theological Seminary in Delaware, Ohio with a MA in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity. She was ordained by the United Church of Christ in 1979. She is a former Youth Director of Columbus YWCA, President of Columbus Family Life and Sex Education Council, Minister of Education at First Community Church and Broad Street United Methodist Church, a founding member and Past President of the National Board of Witness for Peace, Washington, D.C., recipient of the Maine Martin Luther King Award for Community Service 1989, recipient of Partners for the Future Award from Southern Poverty Law Center 2007, Who's Who of American Women 1997-1998 and Who' Who in Religion 2000. A private memorial service will be held at her former home in Maine. Condolences can be made to the family at www.rutherfordfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2018
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