In Memory of

Frances Irene LeMaster

February 26, 1920 - December 13, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Frances  Irene  LeMaster

Frances Irene LeMaster

Born: February 26, 1920
Died: December 13, 2020
Age: 100

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     Frances Irene LeMaster, the daughter of Clive and Alta (Wittchen) Prentice, was born on February 26, 1920 in Terril, IA. She graduated from Everly High School in 1937. Frances went to Iowa Methodist Hospital School of Nursing from 1938-1941. She was a R.N there until she married Everett LeMaster on January 20, 1942. They farmed near Royal until retiring to Spencer in 1994. Frances worked as a R.N. at the Spencer Municipal Hospital for 3 years and also at St. Luke Lutheran Home for 14 years. She was a member of the Royal Methodist Church, and a 50-year member of the Clay County Garden Club. She was an accredited flower arrangement judge. In 1985 her farm gardens won her the Gardener of the Year Award. She earned many ribbons for her flower and table arrangements at the Clay County Fair. She loved beautiful things, especially flowers and lawns with no dandelions or leaves. She collected coins, stamps, recipes, newspaper and magazine pictures and genealogy. Everything she did was meticulous. 

     Frances passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Northshire Residence in Spencer at the age of 100. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett; her parents; her brother, Meryl Prentice and son-in-law, Dennis Anderson.

     Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joanne Anderson and her husband, James Davis of Plymouth, MN; 3 grandchildren: Timothy Anderson (Cindy), Kari Shideman (Charles) and Corey Anderson (Janelle); 9 greatgrandchildren and other relatives.

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SERVICES
Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 18. 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

The service will be livesteamed on our Warner Funeral Home Crematory facebook page and masks are required.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
CASKET BEARERS
Timothy Anderson
Corey Anderson
Charles Shideman
Charlie Shideman
VISITATION
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
MUSIC
"In the Garden"
"God Be With You Till We Meet Again"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM
“JoAnn and family, My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your Mom and Dad were always part of the close knit Bailey family. Remember well your mom's sweet smile and her gentle laugh. Her wonderful flower beds at the west end of Royal are always something I tell my family/friends about when driving west out of Royal.”
- Alan Bailey
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:21 AM
“Oh what a gift Frances shared with all passers-by through her flowers carefully tended, dancing gently in the breeze! Although I did not know her personally, when I was a child we often drove by as we left Royal, just to see her gardens. I think mom enjoyed them as much as I did, when even as a child, I was mesmerized! My sincere sympathy to each of you now and in the days to come.”
- Marcia Steffen
Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:20 AM
“I'm sorry to hear about your Mother. I know you and your children will all miss her for a while but the memories of her will last forever.
100 years is a long time but I know it was a beautiful life with all the flowers and beauty around her. Blessing to you all. Karen Hayes”
- Karen Hayes
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
“So sorry for your loss. When we were home in 2019 we were at Long House, and I spoke to her. She probably didn't remember me, but it was nice seeing her. I remember all the fun times we had playing our accordions. Deepest sympathy. God Bless”
- Janice Johnson
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Just remember when our Dads bowled on Flute Ramsey's team. Wasn't it every Thursday night? Then your Mom and all those beautiful flowers she grew. She was one Master Gardner! Cherish the memories!”
- Shari & Ken Emmert
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Our hearts go out to you at this time. May you find comfort in the memories of all your happier times shared. I so remember your Mom very well during my growing up years at Royal. She was such a neat lady and I loved her flowers. Sending our Love and Sympathy. ”
- Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:51 AM
“Sending sympathies. Will never forget Frances's awesome flower gardens...........she was my inspiration for gardening. Becky brought her to see my flowers one day a few years back. What a sweet woman! She and I had another thing in common. We both attended the great Ia Methodist School of Nursing in Des Moines. ”
- DIANNE C BINDER
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:50 AM
“I will always remember France's beautiful gardens and how she always took time to share them with me when I was a small child. Such a beautiful person. Condolences, Cindy Langenfeld (Hausmann)”
- Cindy Langenfeld
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“God richly blessed Frances with a green thumb or perhaps two green thumbs. The LeMaster front lawn, back lawn and side lawns were a testimony to that. Every place a flower could put down roots, there was beautiful color. Frances was a master at growing and maintaining her meticulous flower gardens coming into Royal. Frances' sweet smile and beautiful gardens will be missed. Sorry for your loss. God Bless.”
- Beverly Jensen Winter
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:35 AM
“What a milestone reaching 100 years. I worked with Frances at St.Luke Lutheran Home. She was a very good nurse; always checking that things were done right. May God’s perpetual light shine upon her.”
- Diana Kilpatrick
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