Frances L. Moran, 89, of Kendallville, IN, and with family ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday, July 5, 2021, at Chandler Place Assisted Living Community in Kendallville.
Mrs. Moran graduated from Bristol High School in 1950. While in school, she was in the band, girls’ basketball team, theater, 4-H and was the editor of the school newspaper and yearbook. After graduation, she worked at The Elkhart Truth newspaper and took night classes at Elkhart Business University. Starting in 1965, she became an East Noble school secretary, working at Central School for 22 years, then at East Noble High School for 11 years. She retired in 1998 as the administrative assistant and treasurer of the high school. She also taught keyboarding, accounting and office procedures for the EN Adult Education Program for 15 years. She graduated with an ABS degree in Business Administration from Purdue University in 1988. She was a member of the Indiana and National Association of Education Office Professionals, (IAEOP) including serving as IAEOP state president. She was named IAEOP Office Professional of the Year in 1995. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville beginning in 1958. She served her church in many capacities, some of which include as Sunday School and VBS teacher, choir member, and multiple leadership positions. She was a member of many clubs and community organizations, often serving as an officer and/or board member. As a member of Tri Kappa Sorority since 1965, she served as Chapter President, Associate Chapter President 10 times, Province X Officer and chairman of local and state committees. During her five decades in the Kendallville Professional Business Women’s Association (PBWA), she served in every office and on every committee, was District III Director and was honored as PBWA’s Woman of the Year in 1994. She was also a 50+ year member of The Order of Eastern Star and Live and Learn Homemakers Extension Club and belonged to the Noble County Community Concert Association Board and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was born July 3, 1932, in Cass County, MI, to Clarence and Eva Meitzler. She married Robert L. Moran on Jan. 4, 1951, at Bristol Methodist Church. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include three daughters, Debra (David) Hockley, of Kendallville, Marsha (Raymond) Bassett, of Kendallville, and Dr. Nancy (Norman) Hockley, of Watkinsville, GA; six grandchildren, Angela (Timothy) Bassett Bruckner, of Huntington, Megan Hockley, of Kendallville, Laura (John) Bassett Herendeen, of Mercer Island, WA, Mark (Huong Nguyen) Hockley, of Chicago, IL, Dr. Sarah Hockley, of Indianapolis, and Samuel Hockley, of Indianapolis; and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling will take place on Sunday, July 11, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Kendallville.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, July 12, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Church United Methodist, 229 S. State St., Kendallville, with an additional calling one hour prior.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Church United Methodist.