Mount Vernon News
  • Frances M. Dewitt

  • April 19, 2011

UTICA — A graveside service for Frances Marie (Carnes) Dewitt, 67, of Utica, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Owl Creek Cemetery with David Hatfield officiating.

Marie died April 15, 2011, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus. She was born May 18, 1943, in Coshocton to the late Ralph and Pearl (Freshwater) Carnes. Marie was a member of Owl Creek Baptist Church for over 30 years and was a graduate of Warsaw High School. She retired from Western-Southern Life Insurance Co. in 1977 after 13 years.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Lyle E. Dewitt, whom she married May 30, 1969, and her son, Andrew W. Dewitt, both of Utica; stepson, Terry Allan Dewitt of Mount Vernon; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harry, Clarence, Donald Sr., Ralph, Kenny and Harold Wayne Carnes; sisters, Evelyn Mae Carnes, Muriel Blomberg, Dorothy Scheetz, Jane Jacobs. Marie was the last of 11 children.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road, Utica, OH 43080.

Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit to extend condolences to the family.

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