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Frances Louise Sullivan

d. March 6, 2022

FRANCES LOUISE SULLIVAN, 86, of Mount Sterling, Ohio, passed away on March 6, 2022 after a short illness at Mount Carmel Grove City.

Frances was born on July 29, 1935 to Mary and George Palmer in Pickaway County. She graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1954 where she played for the basketball and volleyball teams as well as being a member of the Future Homemakers of America.

After graduation, she entered the workforce taking roles as cook and server at Wardells Party Home in Williamsport where she learned to make the most amazing dinner rolls that served her family for many years, and ultimately retired from Wincup where so worked for 20+ years. 

Frances was an avid game show watcher and home participant, she loved to read and color in her adult coloring books.  She enjoyed a great hamburger and a side of French fries, especially one coming from McDonalds. She loved to cheer on the Buckeyes and watched every game on TV that she could.  She loved to go shopping and exploring with her daughter Marilyn when she able and enjoyed listening to John play his guitar and sing. You would always catch her tapping her toes and enjoying his voice.  She loved to call Christy and just talk on the phone, she always started out with “Hey Honey, it’s me”, she never did realize we could see caller ID. She was a worrier about everyone, and wanted to make sure we all stayed safe.  And until she was no longer able to took care of everyone else leaving herself for last. She loved having her family around and loved to just be near those she loved so she didn’t mind at all.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Sullivan, son Edward Allen Hunt (Melissa), granddaughter Crystal Lee Thomas and sister Mary Beech.

She is survived by her children Marilyn Russell, John Hunt and sidekick grandDAUGHTER Christine (Brady) Sines.  She is also survived by Grandchildren Carissa Clarkston of Oakland Ca, Tammy Myers, Brandon (Sarah) Hunt, Seth Hunt and Kirstyn Hunt.  She was also a great grandmother to Ashley (Tyler) Holz, Andrew Sines, Zachary Marrs, Austin Marrs, Matthew (Destiny) Marrs, Michael (Shyanne) Thomas, J. Blake Thomas and Kevin Cliff of Kentucky.  She was GREAT GREAT grandmother to Ashton, Aiden, Kendell, Alayah, Colston, Levi, and Kyleeah.

She leaves behind a very special niece, Carol Kidd of Springfield Ohio.  Her original sidekick, who went on dates with her and shared her love for hamburgers.  She loved Carol very much and was so proud of the woman and life she made for herself.

Beverly Dawson, her very best friend over the years, no matter where life took them, they always made time to call each other on birthdays and big events in their lives.  They worked together at Wincup and shared many dances and many laughs.  Your friendship meant the world to her and she loved you very much.

Special thank you to friends and neighbors Tina and Dennis Wycuff.  I am not sure how she would have gotten through without the help and compassion of these two selfless people.  From emergency calls no matter the time of the night to the simple baked pies and goodies she enjoyed so much. Your friendship meant more to her then you will ever know, and our gratitude is endless.

Special thank you to the 4th, 6th and 7th floor nursing staff at Mount Carmel, your compassion and care was seen, thank you for being there and caring for her when we were not allowed to.  Your compassion and care went above and beyond.  Thank you for taking special care of our Mother.

There will be a visitation at PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 West Main Street, Mount Sterling, Ohio 43143 on FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022 from 10am-noon with the services to follow.  Frances will be laid to rest in Springlawn Cemetery in Williamsport Ohio following the services.  Please visit to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to Frances’ family.


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