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Frances Elizabeth Kennaw Longbrake

Frances Elizabeth Kennaw Longbrake, 85, of Lakeview, OH, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at her home.

Frances was born on January 2, 1932 in Toledo, OH to the late Leon and Clara McGee Kennaw. On August 21, 1950, she married the love of her life, John Longbrake, in Jackson Center, OH. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2005. She was also preceded in death by four siblings, Betty Kennedy, Rose Kindle, Clifton Kennaw, and James Kennaw, Sr.

Frances is survived by two sisters, Barbara Kennaw of Lakeview, and Roberta Runkle of Lima, four sisters-in-law, Gaythel Miller, Betty Oakley, Shirley Oakley, and Deanie Kennaw, many loving nieces and nephews including Letty Runkle, Diane (Ed) Mouser, Becky (Robert) Burney, Mike (Lorna) Brunson, and James (Janice) Kennaw, Jr.

Frances was a 1950 graduate of Stokes Local Schools. She was a member of the Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader, enjoyed basket weaving, and collecting Lefton China. Her favorite book and movie was Gone With The Wind. Frances was very proud of her Indian Ancestry, 5th generation Shawnee from Ohio County, WV. Her great great grandmother, Ruth Foreman, was born there in 1809.

Pastor Debbie Ketcham will begin funeral services at 11:00 am Monday, July 31, 2017 at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview. Visitation is Sunday from 3-6 pm at the funeral home. Burial is in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Holland Theatre, or Lewistown-Trinity United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.

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