Plano, TX – Frances R “Fran” Mefford, 88, formerly of Auburn passed away Tuesday October 6, 2020 at Vitas in patient Hospice in Texas.
She was born March 17, 1932 in Indianapolis, Indiana to J. Frank and Helen T. (Groneuier) Russell.
She received degrees from William Woods College at Fulton, Missouri, DePauw University at Greencastle and then a Master of Arts in English from Indiana University in Bloomington where she belonged to Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
She was always active in community affairs with Kenwigs Club, Auburn Literary Club, Auburn Garden Club, 50 plus year member of Tri Kappa and especially supporting the DeKalb County Republican Central Committee. She was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood and an Elder in the Auburn Presbyterian Church.
She married Donald T. Mefford in August of 1955 in Greensburg, Indiana and he passed away July 11, 2019.
She is survived by a son and two daughters, Stanley Austin Mefford and his wife Joni Carper Mefford of Plano, Texas, Ellen Elizabeth Mefford of Grapevine, Texas and Mary Courtney McGrath and her husband David of Hartland, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Matthew Austin Mefford, Adrian Melissa Mefford and Austin James McGrath.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother John Richard Russell.
Services will be 1 PM Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Auburn Presbyterian Church with Rev. David Lawrence officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service Saturday from 11 to 1 at the church. A private family committal will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Preferred memorials are to Eckhart Public Library or the Auburn Presbyterian Church. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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