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Frances E. Thomas

February 3, 1949 - September 4, 2018


Frances E. Thomas, age 69, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Born in Wilmington, DE on February 3, 1949, she was a daughter of the late George A. and Dorothy F. (Seningen) Smith. Frances worked for many years as a bookkeeper for TA Rietdorf & Sons. In her earlier years, she and her husband enjoyed bowling together. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, who dearly loved her family.

Frances is survived by her husband of 38 years, Earl J. Thomas; children, Rebecca L. Thomas, Jacqueline E. McArdle (Robert), William E. Thomas (Cyndi) and Bonnie M. Rhoades; sister, Sandra J. Prince (Henry); brother, George A. Smith, Jr. (Lori); loving Nana to her 4 grandchildren, Lindsey (Nick), Melanie (Ryan), Renee and Bronwyn; and 3 great grandchildren, Savannah, Shane and Sawyer.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Frances’ memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 1301 York Road, Lutherville, MD 21093, serving Maryland and Delaware.

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  • RIP dear sister-in-law. Your kindness was in abundance and you will be missed.

  • So sorry to hear of Fran’s passing. She and I grew up together and she was a good friend. We work together on one of our class reunions many years ago but I haven’t seen her for at least 20 years. May she rest in peace

  • Fran and I were great childhood friends from being in classes together at Oak Grove. I was allowed to walk to her house on the other side of Rt. 2 and we would make doll clothes together. Later in life her Mom was my first boss at DiOrio’s 5 & 10. She was a wonderful friend, RIP Franny. I’m certain she’ll be greatly missed by her family.

  • Fran it was a pleasure to have known you. God Bless.

  • She was my sister-in-law I love so far away I didn’t get to spend a lot of time but what time I did I loved her and enjoyed her company she’ll be missed thoughts and prayers for all

  • Fran was a friend as we grew up on Cypress Ave. Freddy and my brother Michael we’re like brothers. So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for your family.

  • So sorry to learn of Franny’s death. My prayers are with your family at this time.
    Love, cousin Carol Seningen