Bay City, MI
Frances R. Anthony was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Close to Home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 95. She was born March 1, 1921 in Bay City to the late James P. and Theresa A. (Tobin) Lamkin. Frances married George J. Anthony on November 8, 1947 in Bay City and he predeceased her March 11, 2011. Frances worked at Farmer Pete’s and Chase Super Market. She was a former member of Visitation Catholic Church for many years and now is a member of Our Lady of Peace Church. She was past Commander of the Lady’s Auxiliary D.A.V. Chapter #9. Frances dedicated her life to the care of her family and was a great mom. Surviving is a daughter Margaret A. Anthony, a daughter-in-law, Virginia Anthony, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Also surviving are two sisters, Theresa Anthony, Lillian Bumgarner, two sister-in-laws, Virginia King and Sr. Margaret Anthony. She was predeceased by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph E. Anthony, Thomas F. (Judy) Anthony and a sister Catherine Rowell. Special thanks to Close to Home for their wonderful compassionate care of our mother. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Peace Church. Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until time of service. There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Frances at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Family Wishes.