Frances Freda Maria Sarnes

1928 - 2009

Frances Freda Maria Sarnes, 81, of Havana, passed away at her home at 7:47 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. She was born March 18, 1928 in Mason County to William and Alma (Nehmelmann) Schwering. She married Raymond H. Sarnes on June 28, 1968. He preceded her in death on November 16, 1996.

Mrs. Sarnes is survived by one daughter, Crystal  (Clayton) Felles of Havana, 2 step-sons, Jimmy (Patsy) Sarnes  and Kenneth Sarnes, both of Havana. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Josie Coburn of San Jose and Rosie Pepmeyer of Easton, 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-daughter Irene Moler and sister Margaret Hahn.

Mrs. Sarnes was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Bath. She worked as a waitress for many years in several restaurants and was also a homemaker. She loved to cook and had several recipe books, and loved eating food and watching TV. She loved her family, friends, animals, flowers and life and getting out when she could.

Visitation will be held at the Hurley Funeral Home in Havana from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2009. Funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 11:00 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Havana.

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Hurley Funeral Home in Havana is in charge of arrangements.