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Updated: 02/05/2014 08:00:05AM

Frances E. Reynolds

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Frances E. Reynolds

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Frances E. Southcomb Reynolds (née Cohan), age 82, passed away peacefully Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Venice, Fla., with family at her side.

Born June 15, 1931 in Joliet, Ill., to Francis J. and Doris E. Cohan (née Astbury), she was a graduate of St. Francis Academy and St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered ER nurse for many years and retired from the state of Illinois.

Frankie spent many retirement winters in the Englewood/Venice, Fla., area. She was a member of Myakka Pines Golf Club in Englewood, Fla., and was an avid golfer who achieved a hole-in-one. She was a member of both the Golf Coast and the Joliet Park District women’s leagues. She was also a member of the Joliet Elks.

Family was very important to Frankie. She enjoyed attending family birthday parties, get-togethers and grandchildren’s sporting events. She was the proud matriarch of her entire family.

Surviving are her children, Cindy (John) Foster of Fort Collins, Colo., Ken (Jeannine) Southcomb of Joliet, Ill., Dan (Carol) Southcomb of Joliet, Ill., and Sheri (Randy Keen) Curran of Old Hickory, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, Jen (Eric) Webb, Kayde (Tom) Foster-Cody, Leslie (Lori) Foster-Morrill, Erica (Chris) Kenney, Scott Southcomb, Ashley (Ryan) Gremillion, Jill (Brad) Wieher, Kyle (Tina) Southcomb, Ryan (Heather) Southcomb, Michael Southcomb, Melissa (Troy) Fatlan, Kevin (Karen) Curran and Matt (Britt) Curran; 221/2 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Reynolds; her parents; and her sister, Winifred Roach.

Frankie was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Services: Funeral services for Frances E. Reynolds will be Saturday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, Ill. Father Jim Lennon will officiate. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, Ill. Visitation is Friday, Feb. 7, 2-8 p.m., at the funeral home. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume or other scented products. For information, call 815-741-5500 or visit: A memorial service will be scheduled in Venice, Fla., for her friends at a later date.

Contributions: Due to severe allergies, please do not send flowers. Instead, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be appreciated.