September 11, 1924 - August 6, 2017
On August 5, 2017, we entrusted Frances M. McCartney, wife of the late Robert C. McCartney and mother of nine, to Almighty God. If you knew her—you loved her. In the wink of an eye, you knew you were in the presence of a holy woman. Her deepest identity was rooted in Christ, and everything she did was ordered around Him. No one ever said, "God bless you" more sincerely. When you were with her, your heart would glow. With our dear dad, Mom lived her dream of marriage and family. She was in her element in her kitchen. Our family table was built extra-long to make room for friends Mom hoped would stop by—and they always did. Her kindness and humility belied her great inner strength and resolve. Together with Dad, they were a great team—65 years of wedded bliss. Mom had an insatiable appetite for poetry, and how she loved to write letters—carefully chosen words of love and encouragement to friends when it was most needed. She also had a huge heart for the underprivileged; she knew their plight from her childhood in the Great Depression. Mom was truly a handmaid of the Lord who devoted her life to loving family, friends and beyond. May she now enjoy her eternal reward with Jesus and all the saints—Amen! Fran’s spirit lives on in her children: Karen Trotter (Joe), Bridget Irmen (Pat), Peggy Goetz (Bill), Denny (Karen), Mike (Molly), Rob (Sue), Mary Crown (Brad), Dan (Patti), Todd (Marianne); 43 grandchildren: Chris, Brian, Stephanie, Whitney, Polly, Shayne, Sam, Tad, Nick, Dan, Mike, Matt, Meghan, Mary, Callie, Shannon, Kevin, Tom, Bridget, Dan, Mary Pat, Vince, Pete, Maggie, Riley, Anna, Jessie, Kate, Grace, Nate, Kyle, Annie, Susan, Francie, John, George, Charlie, Henry, Emily, Will, Ben, Caroline, Claire and 31 great grandchildren. Preceding Fran in death are her husband Bob, siblings Ed Steuer, Cliff Steuer, and Betty Geiser. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd on Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 2:00-8:00 p.m., where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday August 10th at 10:30 am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church where the family will greet guests starting at 10:00 a.m. Private interment services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials may take the form of a donation to St. Joan of Arc Church. Please leave a condolence message for the family at CoyleFuneralHome.com.
On August 5, 2017, we entrusted Frances M. McCartney, wife of the late Robert C. McCartney and mother of nine, to Almighty God. If you knew her—you loved her. In the wink of an eye, you knew you were in the presence of a holy woman. Her... View Obituary & Service Information
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