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Frances "Fran" J. Nell

Frances "Fran" J. Nell (nee Wissinger), 65, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph in Lorain. She was born August 13, 1947 in Elyria.

Fran retired from the Elyria City Schools following 30 years of service as a Classroom Aid. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and doing word searches.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Harold L.; daughter, Christine Franklin (fiance James Savage) of Maryland; son, Lee Nell of Elyria; sister, Linda S. Morgan (Kevin) of Syracuse, Utah; brother, Jeff Wissinger (Mary) of Elyria; three grandchildren, Janet Grimm of South Dakota, Jennifer Colbert (William) of Maryland, D.J. Franklin of Maryland; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Fran was preceded in death by her parents, William and Irene (nee Staysniak) Wissinger.

Family will receive friends 4 to 7 P.M., Thursday, June 13, 2013 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where funeral service will be at 10 A.M., Friday, June 14, 2013. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

The family suggests memorial contributions in Fran's memory to the charity of the donor's choice.

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