Frances M. Sivits
MOUNT VERNON — Frances Mae (Kerlin) Sivits, 91, of Mount Vernon died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Country Club Retirement Campus, Mount Vernon, following a long illness.
Frances was born Sept. 3, 1916, in Dayton to Maurice Ford Kerlin Sr. and Elsie (Kurtz) Kerlin. She graduated from Fairview High School in Dayton in 1934. Frances married Charles Earl Sivits in Dayton on April 27, 1941. The following year Charles went to Europe to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II, and Frances didn’t see him again until late 1945.
Besides raising her four children, her work included health services at the YMCA in Mount Vernon. Frances was a lifelong Christian and a member of Grove Church of Christ in Gambier.
Surviving are three children, James (Beverly) Sivits of Bladensburg, Daniel Sivits of Orlando, Fla., and Jane (Peter) Greenfield of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles, in November 2007; a brother, Maurice Ford Kerlin Jr.; and a son, John.
Besides being a wonderful loving mother and guide, she instilled Christian virtues in her family and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dilley Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon. A private graveside service will be held at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to Grove Church of Christ, 21820 Hopewell Road, Gambier, OH 43022; or to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Condolences for the family may be expressed at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.