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Frances "Fran" Lucie

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Frances "Fran" Lucie Obituary
Frances "Fran" Lucie, 91, of Quincy, passed away at 10:20 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Good Samaritan Home.

Fran was born Aug. 13, 1926, in Quincy, a daughter of Frank and Alvera S. Winking Hessling.

She first married Wayne Brinkley on Aug. 13, 1943, in Quincy. He preceded her in death in 1976. She later married Darrell M. Lucie on May 30, 1990, in Quincy. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1994.

Fran was an active member of Madison Park Christian Church, where she helped with funeral luncheons for many years and was a member of the Bible study group, Senior Sunshine Group and the Everready Group. Her passion was writing poems and family stories, some of which were published in newsletters at the church. She also wrote the words for "The Quincy Song" for the Miss Quincy Pageant. Fran was also a member of the Quincy Women's Business Club, the Altrusa Club and the Sales and Marketing Club. She also enjoyed playing bridge with her card group. Fran was a wonderful wife and mother who was devoted to her family.

She was employed at Quincy Speaker for 17 years and later worked at Dame and Hurdle for 22 years until her retirement in December 1990. During her retirement, she volunteered at Blessing Hospital, making bears for children. She also served as a tutor and mentor for second-grade children at Washington School for nine years.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne Brinkley (Phyllis) and Mark Brinkley, both of Quincy, and David Brinkley of Highland, N.Y.; four daughters, Sue Rodrigues (Bill) of Ocala, Fla., Lynn Wienhoff (Jerry) of Pensacola, Fla., Rebecca Brinkley of Jefferson City, Mo., and Jill Trenter (Jeff) of Quincy; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Sandra Archibald (John) of Weatherford, Texas, and Barbara Lunt (Terry) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Maryann Brinkley of Hillsboro, Ore.; and two brothers, Tom Hessling and Richard Hessling, both of Quincy. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Wayne and Darrell; a son, Dan Brinkley; two sisters, Dolores Mackay and Phyllis Hessling; five brothers, Theodore, Donald, Robert and James Hessling and an infant brother, Joseph Hessling; and two sisters-in-law, Audrey and Betty Hessling.

SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Sackett conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Madison Park Christian Church or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: zrsc.com

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 13 to May 15, 2018
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