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Frances Wise
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Frances Wise

Obituary of Frances Hazel Wise

Frances grew up in Bristol,Virginia/Tennessee near her grandfather’s tobacco farm. She took pride in her humble upbringing and loved sharing memories of life on the farm, such as churning butter, helping in the tobacco field, and other household chores. This lifestyle gave Frances a foundation of perseverance to endure difficult times, especially as her family moved around frequently during her childhood. Eventually the family settled in Washington, PA where she met her husband Raymond at a Valentine’s Day party while he was on military leave. The relationship grew as she sent him daily letters while he was overseas. After his return they decided to get married, which lasted 73 years. As Raymond sought work they moved to Buffalo, where they had their daughter Laura and after some time their beloved dog Amber joined the family. Frances and Raymond were inseparable. As she did not drive they traveled everyday into Buffalo for work. Being a self-motivated learner she started as a clerk at AM&A’s and advanced to the position of executive secretary to Mr. Adams, the owner of the company. She was very proud of her duties in this role, including the use of computers. Working in retail was a good fit for her as she always loved a good bargain. When her granddaughter Tabitha was born, she decided it was time to retire and take care of her until she was of school age. Frances continued to share her creative talents volunteering at Pinehurst Elementary in the art classes. Her love of nature was evident in creations made from natural materials: grapevine wreaths, dried materials, milkweed pods and forming miniature birds out of clay. A source of pride was her herb garden. She instilled this love of nature to Laura and Tabitha. She had many skills in the kitchen as well, baking pies--especially grape. Among her many talents was sewing clothing, quilting and making pillows, which she donated to Roswell Park. She valued family traditions, including making her own handmade christmas cards. Frances was a longtime active member of Wayside Presbyterian Church, serving on Session, teaching Sunday School, acting as a youth advisor and singing in the choir. Her strength during her battle with cancer has been an inspiration to many. Wise, Frances H. of Lake View, NY passed June 29, 2021. Beloved wife of Ray Wise; devoted mother of Laura (the late Gary) Glista; and loving grandmother of Tabitha (Matt Stewart) Glista. Friends will be received Tuesday 7/6, 4-7PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday 7/7, 10AM at Wayside Presbyterian Church. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Roswell Park or Hospice Buffalo. Online condolences and donations can be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Tuesday
6
July

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Wednesday
7
July

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Wayside Presbyterian Church
5017 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2150