ANTWERP – Former Paulding resident, Frances E. Connin, age 97, died Saturday, Nov. 23, at Vancrest of Antwerp.

She was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Seneca County, daughter of the late Martin and Mabel (Smith) Wilson. On May 15, 1948 she married George Harry Connin who preceded her in death on November 16, 1996. She was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish and a member of VFW Post #587 Ladies Auxiliary. She was employed by the former Grizzly Plant in Paulding for 20 years and for 10 years worked at the Paulding County Library.

She is survived by her children: Tim of Continental, Tom (Gina) of Antwerp, and Rebecca (Jay) Lydy of Ft. Wayne; grandchildren: Nathan, Carrie (Chris) and Abbey Connin, Darcy (Mark) Washington, and Daron Fitzgerald; great grandchildren: Ian, Titus, Jonas, Rigel and Lassen.

Frances is preceded in death by her siblings, Richard and William Wilson, Betty Mahoney, Mary Murphy and June Colston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, with Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Masses or Paulding County Library.

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