Frances A. Powers
1950 - 2021
Shurtleff Funeral Home
10117 State Route 90
Genoa, NY

Frances A. (Nettleton) Powers

March 24, 1950 - July 31, 2021

BROKEN ARROW, OK - Frances A. (Nettleton) Powers, of Broken Arrow, OK passed from this life, into her eternal reward on July 31, 2021. Fran was born March 24, 1950 in Auburn, NY to David, Jr. and Anna (Conger) Nettleton.

Fran attended SUNY Cortland and completed a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Education. She was a teacher at Moravia Central School for 35 years and taught graduate level courses at SUNY Binghamton.

In 2000 Fran went on the "Walk With Emmaus" which was her spiritual awakening that profoundly influenced her career path and her devotion to Jesus Christ. A short time later Fran moved to Broken Arrow, OK to attend Rhema Bible Training Institute. Upon her graduation Fran went on several mission trips that included work on the Indian Reservations in Arizona and South Dakota as well as several disaster relief missions through her church and the Mennonites helping to rebuild communities.

Fran was ordained by the Sunday Sessions Church in Oklahoma and served as a Leader of the church. She worked as the Chaplain in the Oklahoma Cancer Research Institute in Tulsa where she had a special gift for comforting and counseling cancer patients and their families.

Fran was an accomplished and gifted artist and musician. She also had a love for plants and animals and she was a prolific writer as evidenced by her daily devotionals. Fran was a very special person who was loved and admired by whoever knew her.

Fran is survived by one sister, Mary J. Witman (David) of Freeville, NY; three brothers: David Nettleton, III of Fairbanks, AK, Robert Nettleton (Martha) of Cincinnatus, NY, and William Nettleton, of Broadway, NC. Fran is predeceased by her parents, David and Anna Nettleton, one sister, Ethel Kutler, and one brother, Ralph Nettleton.

A memorial service will be held on October 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the United Church of Genoa, 1007 Route 90, Genoa NY. Masks will be required. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Church of Genoa.

Published by The Citizen on Oct. 21, 2021.
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1007 Route 90, Genoa, NY
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I am so very sorry for your loss! Frannie was truly a beautiful person inside and out. Our families are cousins and grew up on opposite ends of East Genoa Road. We all knew each other well and had could hear our Mothers laughter over who knows what. Fran was loved by so many and especially by all the students and staff at Moravia School as a devoted teacher. It is no surprise that she went on to serve her Lord. His light shined through her in all ways. Rest In Peace Fran, you are missed but you will never walk alone. With sincere love and condolences, Anita Sharpsteen Vogel
Anita Sharpsteen Vogel
October 23, 2021
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