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Hynes Obituary
SPARTA - Frances L. Hynes, 83, passed away peacefully early Sunday evening (Dec. 22, 2013) at the Livingston County Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Morris following a long illness.

She was born in the town of Sparta on May 14, 1930, a daughter of the late Lester and Luella (Smith) Merriman. On April 2, 1948, she was married to Paul R. Hynes, who survives.

Frances had worked for the former Physical Culture Hotel and the Outdoor Store. She was a member of the Empire State Oliver Tractor Club with her husband, Paul. Frances in her free time enjoyed gardening. She was a good wife, mother and grandmother, sister and dear friend to many.

Surviving in addition to her devoted husband, Paul, is a daughter, Donna (Mike Nagle) Smyder of Dansville; two sons, John (Gail) Hynes of Sparta and David (Donna) Hynes of Wayland; seven grandchildren, Stacey (Pat) Moretti, Jenifer Smyder, Ryan (Brenna) Hynes, Nathan Hynes, Tanya Young, Michelle (Brian) Young, and Melissa (Bob) Cody; a sister, Doris (Marion) Girard-Gilbert; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc. 271 Main St. in Dansville, where a memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. James Stevens officiating. Interment will be in Kiehle Cemetery in Sparta.

Online remembrances may be left at

The family of Frances Hynes wishes to extend a heartfelt appreciation for all the loving care she received from the staff of Memory Lane at the Livingston County CFNR. 
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to your local SPCA.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Dec. 24, 2013
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