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Francis McPhillips

Francis McPhillips

Francis McPhillips, 104, of Salem passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Good Samaritan Home in Canistota. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 25 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Francis O. Fendrich was born to Bernard and Elizabeth (Schneider) Fendrich on June 24, 1909 in Salem. She grew up in the Salem area, where she attended St. Mary's Grade School and graduated from Salem High School. Francis married Harold M. McPhillips on September 18, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem. Over the years, she worked at Farmer's Trading Post, Hatties Caf, and Kolbeck's.

Francis was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Altar Society, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, watching boy's basketball games, and especially loved to sing and dance

Francis is survived by special friends, Rich and Cathy Roling and family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, on December 10, 1982, her parents, one sister, Loretta Gapp, and two brothers, Ray and Bill.