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Fran M. Spooner , Known as Fran to her friends, Frankie to her sisters and brothers, and Honey Gal to her husband of more than 65 years, Frances Melissa Meloy Spooner passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at the age of 86 years.
By far the most important person in her life was her husband, J.E. They were sweethearts in their late teens and early twenties, spending time courting in the central Florida areas of Pahokee and Belle Glade, marrying in 1951. Fran and J.E. spent time together in Gainesville while J.E. attended University of Florida, sharing a hamburger when money was tight. Fran kept the home fires burning while J.E. was serving his country in the Korean War, and they settled in south Florida when he came home for good. They were never far apart after that – Fran's kids actually had a hard time locating any pictures of Fran that weren't shots of the pair as they always were – inseparable.
Fran's children, Wanda and Jay, benefited from a Mom who was devoted to them beyond measure, staying home with them through their formative years and making the best tuna fish and grilled cheese sandwiches ever. She then showed them by example what a strong, smart woman can do to make the world a better place through work, and after retirement, by helping others through extensive volunteer work. Fran loved being a grandmother to the four boys and one girl who are lucky enough to call her Granny.
Easy to laugh, sharp of wit, and quick to understand the bottom line of any conversation, Fran spent most of her life employed in the medical field, working as a medical transcriptionist, medical office manager, and hospital admissions counselor in both the south Florida area, the Lake Okeechobee region, and most recently in Spring Hill at Oak Hill Hospital. She was valued by her managers and coworkers for her attention to minute details, exceptional work ethic, and tireless commitment to the health and education of her patients and the smooth operation of any medical department where she worked. Although her health forced an earlier retirement than she would have liked, she continued to school her doctors and their staff on the correct way to do things throughout her own treatment, remembering the details of her own treatments from decades before.
Fran's hands were never still, working tirelessly on any kind of project, whether quilting, sewing, knitting, or gardening. It was said that Fran's thumb was so green that she could make a wooden pencil blossom into a beautiful plant. Realistically, Fran turned any avocado pit into a growing plant, any yard into a Garden of Eden, and any potted plant into a treasured friend to be nurtured and coddled every day. She knew the name of every bird and creature that visited her yard and took great joy in watching nature from her favorite chair while enjoying a cup of coffee. Although she wasn't able to travel much in her later years, she often recounted stories of her travels with J.E. to the most beautiful spots in United States, including the National Parks that she loved so much.
In the area of faith, Fran was well-grounded and sure of her final reward – a place at the right hand of God. A rock-solid Christian, Fran often listened to and sang along with her gospel favorites and hymns. As she waits patiently to be joined by her loved ones, we're sure she is organizing Heaven much better than they could have ever expected, and bringing smiles to all the angels with her great sense of fun.