Frances Louise (Linn) Wittman

Born: Mon., Nov. 17, 1930
Died: Sat., Jul. 8, 2017

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 19, 2017
Location: West Virginia National Cemetery

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Frances L. Wittman

     KEYSER, WV – Frances Louise Linn Wittman, 86, of 1385 Terri Street, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Piney Valley Nursing Home.

     Born November 17, 1930 in Grafton, she was a daughter of the late Dorothy (Kerby) and Sanford Linn.   She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years on March 1, 2004 and a sister Doris Jean Linn Stuchell Lega.

     Frances retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Company with 36 years of service.  She worked in Grafton as an operator and also Assistant Chief Operator; Piedmont as Chief Operator; N in the Plant Department; Cumberland Switchboard Operator and Dial Administration Group and retired from Engineering Department in Cumberland in 1986.

     She was a homemaker and loved to crochet.  Frances was active in the 24th Infantry Division Association, being the Quartermaster for several years and Alkire Chapter #10 OES.

     Surviving are her two daughters, Debbie Evans and husband Fred of Elk Garden and Sharon Beckwith and husband David of New Creek; her son, Harry L. Wittman III and wife Kelli of Keyser and two sisters, Janice Clark and husband Bud of VA and Nancy Cristner of TN. Also surviving are her nine grandchildren, Jason Evans, Jeremy Evans, Kevin Evans, Logan Wittman, Kerri Wittman, Ryan Hickey, Sonya Wilson, David S. Beckwith and Monique Rice; and eight great-grandchildren, McKenna Evans, Jorden Evans, Miea Evans, Aubreana Beckwith, Miriah Rice, David Beckwith II, Adriana Beckwith and Bryce Mayer.

     There will be no visitations.  A graveside service and interment will be held at West Virginia National Cemetery, Grafton on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Kelly L. Martin officiating.

     Markwood Funeral Home, Keyser, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Sheila Golden
   Posted Tue July 11, 2017
I am a volunteer at Piney Valley. I am saddened by Mrs. Wittman's passing. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Mary Pemberton
   Posted Wed July 12, 2017
I got to know Frances when I was a resident at Piney Valley. I also graduated with Sharon. I am so very sorry to see this and want her family and friends to know they are in my prayers.

Veronica Spurling
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
So sorry for you loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

Sue Turner
   Posted Sat July 15, 2017
Sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue Turner

Freida Spriggs
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
Frances and I worked at the Telephone Company in Cumberland together as Telephone Operators. She was a delight to work with, always had a smile on her face. On her breaks she would be crocheting and with good conversation. I will always remember that wonderful lady and friend. God Bless her wonderful Family.

Frank O'Hara
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
Many friends, former 4-H leaders, and club members share your grief. I first met Francis in 1975; she was a supportive 4-H leader, teaching camp craft, assisting with the 4-H Fair food sales. She was a special friend, sharing a smile and a willingness to serve, especially her neighbor, friend and 4-H leader Jackie Hare. Francis will be missed. I feel fortunate to have known her.

Anda Darlene Stuchell Moore
   Posted Sun July 16, 2017
Dear Cousins and families, I wanted to express my sympathy for the loss of your mother. You, and my Aunt Frances, are in my thoughts and prayers. With love from your Buffalo cousin, Anda

mark shirley
   Posted Mon July 17, 2017
My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

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