Frances Wesley

Frances Eileen Wesley, born Oct. 19, 1911, in Kansas City, Mo., passed away peacefully Dec. 15, 2002, in Coupeville.

After graduation from East High School in Kansas City, she began working for Sears and Roebuck in sales and later as a teller for Home Savings.

Mrs. Wesley was a life long Christian and a former member of the Blue Ridge Christian Church and the Overland Park Christian Church. She participated in Bible studies and other fellowship activities until she moved to Washington state. She was a member of Coupeville United Methodist Church and Oak Harbor Senior Center.

Mrs. Wesley was a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and numerous bridge clubs while living in Kansas City. Oh, how she loved to play bridge and remained active in that pursuit up until her passing. Before moving to Oak Harbor, she resided at Overland Park, where she was active in crafts, travel and reading and, of course, bridge.

Mrs. Wesley is survived by one brother, William F. Coleman of Arlington, Texas; one daughter, Linda Wesley-Brown; stepsons, Morgan Wesley, James Wesley and Robert Wesley; and by nieces, Carol Armstrong and Judy Walden. Ten grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.

Two husbands, Dr. Ralph H. Miller (1955) and Morris C. Wesley (1977), preceded her in death.

A memorial service for Mrs. Wesley will be held at CamBey Apartments in Coupeville on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Boyd of Coupeville United Methodist Church officiating.

Mrs. Wesley will be buried at Mount Mariah Cemetery South, Kansas City, Mo. A memorial service will be held at McGilley-Hoge Funeral Chapel, Overland Park, Kan., on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003.

Memorials for Mrs. Wesley may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. This obituary may be seen on-line at

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor.

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