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Frances Everett Stewart

Frances Everett Stewart Obituary
Frances Everett Stewart 83, of Bluffton SC, Arlington Hts. IL, and Vista CA passed away September 3rd, 2017 in San Diego California.

After a private interment, a Celebration of Life service will be held at 11am Saturday November 11th, 2017 at St. Luke's UMC, Bluffton.

Fran was born in Chicago to Elliott Everett and Lillian Filomena Krafft on February 5th, 1934. At the age of 16 she won the "Queen of Chatham Park" beauty contest in Chicago. She was also a finalist in the Cinderella Beauty Contest sponsored by Walt Disney. She graduated from Hirsch High School as Valedictorian and received a full scholarship to Northwestern University.

In February of 1952, she attended a Knights of Pythius convention and met her soul mate, Edward H. Stewart Jr. After a whirlwind romance, they married May 3rd, 1952. Together they raised 5 children. As a young woman she was involved in the Pythian Sisters and the Masonic Eastern Star. After her children were grown, she worked in the banking industry and became a highly successful realtor for 25 years, ultimately being honored as one of the top 5 realtors in the country.

Some of Fran's loves were her Family, Church, Dogs, Friends, music, cooking, baking, cruising, and world travel.

She is preceded in death by her Father, Mother, Mother-in-law, Father-in-law and her Beloved Husband.

Fran is survived by her children Nancy and (Doug) Klamka, Edward and (Alyson) Stewart III, Charles and (Georgene) Stewart, James and (Paula) Stewart, and Debra and (William) Ryder; sister Nancy Shiansky; sister-in-law Sue Seibman; fourteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Donations may be made in her honor to Maranatha Farm

Published in Bluffton Today on Oct. 30, 2017
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