Frances Genevieve Craycroft Cain was born Oct. 30, 1918, in Flaherty. She married Kelly Woodrow Cain in Vine Grove on July 17, 1941. Frances passed peacefully in River Falls, Wis., on March 8, 2013, due to complications of combined flu/pneumonia and a five-year struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. The blessing was that she was a happy Alzheimer's patient right to the end, as was always true of her gentle spirit.
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Frances is preceded in her passing by her husband, Kelly; her mother, Anna Mae Hughes Craycroft; her father, Sylvester Columbus Craycroft; and nine of her 10 brothers and sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Kenton Douglas and his wife, Debbie, and Kelly David and his wife, Ruth; eight grandchildren, Doug, Brian, Daniel, Christopher, Hubert, Sarah, Noah and Simon; and 10 great-grandchildren, Josh, Alex, Jack, Ethan, Sam, Sabella, Max, George, William and Cora.
With her outgoing personality, attention to detail and unfaltering integrity in all she did, Frances worked in civil service at Fort Knox before becoming a devoted wife, mother and friend to all. Her deep religious faith and long service to St. James Catholic Church in a wide variety of capacities was unwavering.
As was fairly well-known, Frances was an exceptional bridge player, rarely passing on the opportunity to join her friends in the quest for 'seven no-trump,' "which we are sure she continues to pursue to this day."
Frances spent her last 10 years in River Falls, five years in independent living at Well Haven Apartments and five years at Our House Assisted Living, where her continual good nature and loving friendship to those around her, despite her declining health, dem-onstrated the eternalness of her spirit against all odds.
Frances was cremated and will be laid to rest next to Kelly Woodrow in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Elizabethtown with a private family burial Friday, Oct. 25.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Oct. 22, 2013