Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 3, 2014 11:07 am EDT


DENVER, Colo. — Ending 101 years of love, grace and gratitude, Frances (Miller) Avery passed away March 31, 2014.

Born Jan. 3, 1913, to the late Mark and Mary Miller of Knox County, Frances was the oldest of their six children, which included her late sisters Olive, Louise and Virginia; and her late brother, Charles. After Frances graduated from high school, she moved to Akron where she met and married the late Lyle Avery.

Together Frances and Avery had one daughter, Mary Jo (Avery) Warley of Denver, Colo. She is also survived by her grandson, Brian (Jessie) Warley and their children, Kallen and Bryson; her brother, Joe (Eileen) Miller of Danville; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends ranging from the New England states to California.

Frances lived in Howard, Mount Vernon, and Danville, Ohio; Monterey, Calif.; and Denver, Colo. Her fondest memories were those spent in California with her grandson, Brian, and her wonderful friends and family there. Her last few years in Denver have been some of her happiest as she enjoyed being with her great-grandsons, Kallen and Bryson. Just as their father had while he was growing up, Kallen and Bryson always made her smile and filled her heart with joy and love.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville on Friday, at 11 a.m., with Father Victor Wesolowski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery. Visitation is one hour prior to the mass at the church. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling arrangements. Visit

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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