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Frances G. Walters

October 1, 1936 — February 20, 2022

Frances G. Walters

Frances "Frankie" Walters, 85, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Hamilton, Indiana and Antwerp, Ohio.passed away Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Frankie was born in Bristol, England on October 1, 1936. 

Frankie and her mother moved to the United States when she was 11 years old. Together they own and operated a small grocery store. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Ft Wayne and went to work as a material handler at Dietrich, where she had the distinction of being the first woman to drive a tow motor. In her early years she worked at H & H Cleaners alongside her former husband, Chuck Ott. In retirement, Frankie enjoyed playing mahjong, bingo, cards, and board games, and was also a member of the Red Hats. She enjoyed enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, especially at the lake.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Randy (Nancy Cook) Ott, Rhonda (Joe) Friend, & Renee (Brian) Dirrim; stepchildren, Cindy Deming & Chris (Melinda) Walters; companion, Joe Bennitt. grandchildren, Danielle, Christopher, Abbey, Jessica, Craig, Kelli, Amber, Aubrey, Oliva & Cain; 19 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild. her companion, Joe Bennitt.

Frankie is preceded in death by her husband, Richard "Buck" Walters and parents, Genevieve (Powell) & Otto Hunter.

Viewing is 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Dooley Funeral Home, 202 W River St., Antwerp, Ohio 45813.

Viewing is also 9:00 to 9:30 AM on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Dooley Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 303 Monroe St., Antwerp, OH 45813.

She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.

Memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

FLOWERS AND OTHER TRIBUTES MAY BE DELIVERED MONDAY, 9 AM TO 5 PM AND TUESDAY, 9 AM TO 1 PM TO THE FLOWER DELIVERY DOOR AT THE ANTWERP FUNERAL HOME.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp

202 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

FLOWERS AND OTHER TRIBUTES MAY BE DELIVERED MONDAY, 9 AM TO 5 PM AND TUESDAY, 9 AM TO 1 PM TO THE FLOWER DELIVERY DOOR AT THE ANTWERP FUNERAL HOME.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

9:00 - 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Dooley Funeral Home Antwerp

202 W River St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Antwerp

303 Monroe St, Antwerp, OH 45813

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