Frances (Lockwood) VanKuik
1929 - 2021
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Frances (Lockwood) Van Kuik

Lehigh Acres - Frances (Lockwood) Van Kuik, 91, of Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away peacefully at Gulf Coast Medical Center on April 8, 2021 with her daughter Susan and son-in-law Joe Agnellino by her side. She was born November 16th, 1929 to Frances (Lipp) Lockwood and Arthur Lockwood in Long Branch, NJ. She always spoke of her beautiful childhood on Ocean Ave., Monmouth Beach, NJ. She would go crabbing in the river and bring them to the Lockwood Seafood Market. She graduated High School in Long Branch, NJ., She worked at Long Branch telephone Company as an operator for 2 years.

Frances had an appreciation for travel and told stories of traveling cross country with her husband Bill

Van Kuik. They camped in their van, enjoyed many cruises, and visited Europe. She spoke of times in Holland with Bill's warm, loving family. She was also so proud to have climbed the China Wall.

Frances enjoyed summers with her sister Betty and winters in Rock Creek RV Park. She loved her Rock Creek family.

She is survived by her loving children, Susan Agnellino (Joe) Lehigh Acres, FL, William J. Van Kuik, (Young-Soon) Seattle, Wa., Caroline Vamus (John), Long Branch, N.J., Sister, Betty Apostolacus, Grandchildren - Nicholas Vamvus (Michelle), Long Branch, N.J., Theresia Frances Baker (Damon), Seattle, Wa., Caitlin Vamvus (Elisa) Burlington, V.T., William K. Van Kuik ( Jesse). Seattle, Wa. Daniel Vamus (Skye) Big Bend, Ca, and Great Grandchildren, Quinn W Van Kuik, Beatrix Ruby Baker, Jude A Van Kuik, Seattle, Wa., Isabella Brock, Long Branch, N.J.

Frances loved her nieces and nephews, Bill, Steve, Dianne Apostolacus, Irene, Lewis and Lisa Desories. She also had a special bond with her sister-in-law Marilyn Willard.

Frances was preceded in death by her husbands Earl W. Anderson, William Van Kuik, brother Arthur Lockwood and grandson Steven Agnellino.

Frances was a member of the Monmouth Beach Cultural Center, Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch Elks.

A Memorial Service at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport, N.J. will be announced at a later date.




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Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 15 to Apr. 16, 2021.
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April 23, 2021
Fran was a wonderful and pragmatic woman who knew how to have a good time. She was an elegant lady at all times and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her here at Rock Creek.
Cathi Williams
Friend
April 23, 2021
We had Fran as our neighbor at Rock Creek for many years. Such a sweet lady. Always had an upbeat outlook on life, and she sure knew how to enjoy it. She will be missed but always remembered.
Grady and Bonnie Goodman
April 17, 2021
Fran was my neighbor and friend in rock creek
Her New Years Eve parties were the best.
She kicked a snake out of her house with a broom that came up her toliet. What a laugh we had.
She loved cats and had many stories
Well always be in my heart
Mary Archie&Vincent
Mary Lepp
Friend
April 16, 2021
Fran was my friend and neighbor in rock creek . Always remember her love and stories of cats went to happy hr everyday with her white wine . Would walk in the mornings very nice lady well remember her happy smile
April 16, 2021
Fran was the kindest lady. She taught many of us how to play the card game Hand and Foot. It has grown so much at Rock Creek. She taught me in her trailer and is now played 2 nights a week with at least 20 playing. She’s been missed on the bridge over the last few years with her glass of white wine and always cutely color coordinated. So sorry for your loss, but remember how much everyone loved her at Rock Creek.
Debbie Smith
Friend
April 16, 2021
We would get together in her lanai when it was too hot to sit in the gazebo. We were the only ones around in summer.
Dody Skogen
Friend
April 16, 2021
Fran was a joy to be around. She was funny and very kind. We will miss her.
Linda Ryden
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