Thursday, November 27, 2008

Frances Babler, mother of classmate

Frances Eliza Babler, 95, of Mount Morris died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at home with her family around her. Born to George and Alice (Good) Lawver on Aug. 13, 1913, in Cadiz Township, Green County, Wis. On June 16, 1937, Frances married Myron Babler of Orangeville. Myron and Frances had four children together. The couple farmed east of Freeport until 1954, at which time they purchased the family farm in Mount Morris. Frances graduated from Monroe High School as valedictorian of her class and also graduated from Normal Teachers College in Monroe. Wis. She taught school at Cadiz and Enterprise schools in Browntown, Wis. for five years at which time she married. Frances was an instructor for Stephenson and Ogle County Home Bureau, was also a 4-H leader in both counties. Frances received Christ as her personal savior in 1952, and served Him through her community and church, The Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris. Survivors include children, Mrs. Ronald (Mary Jane) Crowell of Peoria, Myron (Rosalie) Babler of Malakoff, Texas, Charles (Ruth) Babler of Mount Morris and Alice Babler; grandchildren, Pamela Crowell-Morely, TJ Crowell, Patrick Crowell, Desiree Babler-Lamb, Todd Babler, Terrence Babler, Sabrina Babler-Carver, Gary LaBorde, Bill LaBorde, Jared Babler, Benjamin Babler, Megan Babler; great-grand-children, Emma Morley, Addison Morely, Grace Crowell, Caroline Crowell, Jeremiah Crowell, Greyson Lamb, Houston Lamb, Georgia Lamb, Luke Babler, Alexa Babler, Breanne Carver, Luke Carver, Erin LaBorde, Connor LaBorde, Haley LaBorde, Brycellyn LaBorde and Jerram LaBorde; sisters, Nellie Berget, Mable Yeagle and Catherine Gissing. Predeceased by parents; husband; two sisters; five brothers; and precious grandson, Christopher Crowell. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, in Evangelical Free Church of Mount Morris, 102 S. Seminary, Pastor Larry Jamison will be officiating with a luncheon immediately after. Burial at 2:30 p.m. in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Freeport. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, in Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris. Memorial has been established for the Village of Progress, Oregon.

From 11/25/08

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fran Babler made my life easier and I never told her...but somehow I think she knows...she rasied a "special Downs" daughter years before I would be called on to raise an son with autism. It was by her exmaple I knew I could. I remeber once she said to me"it will not be a normal life but it will be a good life". I have come to wonder just what is normal,as my son is the gentlest of young men..I thank her, somewhat belatedly and am sure she is secure in heaven.She was a blessing to me....Lynne