Mary Frances Vanschoyck

Posted On May 22nd, 2011 -


Mary Frances (MaryFran) VanSchoyck of Chandler, AZ passed away May 11, 2011 following a short illness at Chandler Regional Hospital. She was 83 and was born March 2, 1928 in Melrose Park, IL to Jack O. and Marguerite Trantham. She grew up in Villa Park, IL, and graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL. She served as president of the Villa Park Community Women’s Club and later lived in eleven locations in 6 different states including Illinois, California, Hawaii, Connecticut, Florida and Arizona.

She was married for over 63 years to Lloyd. They eloped to Charleston, SC in 1948. Together they raised two wonderful children, Denise (Terry Tuminello) and David (Lucinda). They were blessed with one grandson, Sumner. She was a dedicated homemaker, mother and grandmother, an avid bowler, skilled seamstress, passionately loved playing mah-jongg, and relentlessly collected all manner of decorative frog figurines. She loved living “on the sand” near the beaches of Florida and Hawaii.

After a brief career as a cashier/bookkeeper with Sears, Roebuck and Co., she “earned” a P.H.T. (Putting Hubby Through) degree when Lloyd returned from WWII U.S. Navy service to obtain his college B.A. degree via the G.I. Bill. Through many job transfers, and assorted lifetime challenges she was the glue of love that cemented her marriage and family.

Remember her fondly. She was a great lady.

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