Frances Fleming Dies In Hospital

Mrs. Frances Raye Fleming, 58, of Cochrane, Wis., died Friday afternoon, Sept. 6, 1985, at Winona Community Memorial Hospital in Winona, Minn. She had been ill with cancer since March of 1984.

She was born July 8, 1927, at Ashville, Ala., a daughter of Otto and Sarah Hicks Rakestraw. She was married to Keith Fleming of Ipava on April 23, 1945, at Gadsden, Ala. He preceded her in death in January of 1982.

Survivors include her mother, of Gadsden; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Sheila) Abts of Fountain City, Wis. and Mrs. Fred (Brenda) Neitzel of Cochrane, Wis.; five grandchildren; one brother, Otto Rakestraw of Neillsville, Wis.; and two sisters, Mrs. Cecil (Mildred) Usrey of Prairie City, Ill. and Mrs. Ewell (Gail) Brown of Gadsden, Ala.

Mrs. Fleming was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Cochrane; Alma Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; American Legion Auxiliary Post 56; VFW Post 10406 Auxiliary; and Cochrane Belvidere Firemen's Auxiliary. She had been employed at Rudy's Red Owl in Cochrane for 19 years.

She lived in Alabama for several years, in Ipava from 1945 to 1957, in Neillsville, Wis., and at Cochrane since 1960.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, at the Hope United Church of Christ with Rev. Ruthann Magler and Rev. David Hohman officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Buffalo City, Wis. Pallbearers were nephews, Bruce, Bill and David Rakestraw, Grady and John Usrey, and Sam McMullen.

Eastern Star services were held at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening, Sept. 8, at Voigt Funeral Home.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/23/1985

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