Frances Ilene Pritchard Leggett, 91, Monticello
Obituaries · October 12, 2017

Frances Ilene Pritchard Leggett, 91, of Monticello, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2017, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center.

Private services were held Oct. 6, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, Iowa. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Monticello. Pallbearers were grandsons: Todd Catlett, Michael Weber, Rodney Weber, Robbie Paulson Jonathan Leggett, and Chuck Carley. Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters: Kim Shephard, Diane Weber, Jennifer Carley, Jennifer Fetzer and Denise Nealson.

Frances Pritchard was born Nov. 28, 192, to Lawrence and Maude (Starr) Pritchard in Fayette, Iowa. Frances was baptized on June 26, 1927, at the Methodist Church in Fayette, Iowa. She attended school in Fayette through her junior year. Her family moved to Springville, Iowa, where Frances graduated from the Springville High School in 1944. Frances married Stuart Leggett on July 19, 1944, at the Anamosa Methodist Church in Anamosa, Iowa. Frances raised three children: Douglas, Dixie and Barb. Frances and Stuart celebrated 68 years of marriage, until Dec. 28, 2012, when Stuart passed away.

Frances helped Stuart on the farm and with his trucking business northeast of Scotch Grove, Iowa. Frances enjoyed milking cows, raising hogs and sheep, and a flock of chickens. Then in March 2003, Frances and Stuart moved to Monticello to enjoy their retirement.

Frances was a member of the Oak Drive Club for more than 58 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed listening to Old country-western music, polka music and watching the RFD channel. During the warmer months she enjoyed fishing at local farm ponds and enjoyed the Monticello Fourth of July Parade and Great Jones County Fair. She self-taught herself to play the organ, especially enjoyed playing “You Are My Sunshine.”

Frances is survived by two daughters, Dixie Weber of Monticello and Barb (Denis) Paulson of Olin; one daughter-in-law, Jackie (Mrs. Douglas) Leggett of West Branch; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Brunscheen of Florence, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart; her parents; her son, Douglas; a sister, Darlene Stender of Monmoth; brother Russell Pritchard of Longmont, Colo.; and brother-in-law Eddy Brunscheen of Florence, Ariz.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for Unity Point Hospice C/O Robin-RN and Bobbie Jo-CNA at Kramer Funeral Home, PO Box 791, Monticello Iowa.

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