Frances Althea (Wright) Schlink
Frances Althea Schlink, 92, of Springfield, MO, passed away on July 5, 2014, at her residence surrounded by family. She was born in Peoria, Illinois, on May 23, 1922, to Justin Fleet Wright and Margaret Ellen Roche. She was married to Melvin Joseph Schlink on September 17, 1949, in Peoria, and they lived in Peoria, Pittsfield, and Normal, Illinois, before moving to Springfield in 1960. He preceded her in death on December 6, 1995. She is survived by four sons, Rodger A. (Carla) of Ashland, MO; David L. (Nancy) of Springfield, MO; Gerald T. of Lamar, MO; and Joseph M. (Renee) of Branson, MO.
Eight grandchildren, Andrew J. Schlink, Amanda S. Schlink, Mark J. Schlink, Daniel L. Schlink, Josephine F. Schlink, Sarah N. Schlink, Joshua M. Schlink, and Jeremy M. Schlink.
Six great-grandchildren, David, Margo, Claudia, Olivia, Isabella, and Sofia.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph Eldridge, Robert Anthony, and Charles William and sisters Genevieve Lois, Marie Annette, Ruth Ellen, and Margaret Elizabeth.
She enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends and family, and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 7, 2014, from 6-8 pm at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, July 8, at 10 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Eagle Scout Association (N.E.S.A.)
Published in the News-Leader on July 7, 2014
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804