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Mentch, Frances V.

Mentch, Frances V.

April 13, 1919 — October 27, 2020

Frances V. Mentch, 101 years old, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Charlottesville, VA surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral Mass will be at St. James’ Catholic Church in Liberty, MO on November 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Michael Roach officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Arrangements are through Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, MO.

Frances was born in Oklahoma City, OK on April 13, 1919 to William Hamit and Lily Brubaker. She married James Fred Nichols in 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK. They had one child Susan. He was KIA in March 1945 in Rheinhausen, Germany during WWII. Frances married Harry V. Mentch in March 1947 in Olathe, KS. Frances worked part time for Our Redeemer Lutheran Church until she retired at 80+ years old. She enjoyed church groups, plays, symphony’s, Girls and Boy Scouts, sewing, crocheting, travel, tennis and the Chiefs and Royals. Frances loved listening to pianist and vocalist Danny Baker whose music and voice brought her great joy. She also enjoyed going to XO Nail Salon to visit with Sonny and Vivian Huynh while they sparkled up her nails.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, James “Nick” Nichols of Oklahoma City, OK; her husband, Harry V Mentch of Kansas City, MO; her parents, William and Lily Hamit of Oklahoma City, OK; brothers, William Woodrow “Woody” Hamit, Ross Holmes “Red” (Harriet) Hamit; and William Lyman “Bill” (Jo) Hamit all of Oklahoma City, OK; sister Rosemary Hamit of Midland, Texas; nephew Roger Thompson “Tommy” Hamit of Atlanta, GA.

Frances is survived by her four children: Susan Nichols Linville (John dcsd) of Palmyra, VA; Sandra Mentch Landuyt Gagnon (Robert Landuyt, dcsd) (Eugene Gagnon, Dcsd) of Kansas City, MO; William “Bill” Mentch (Kimery, Dscd) of Lake Tapawingo, MO; and Sharon Mentch Lamberd (Dennis) of Worcester, New York, Nieces Kay Hamit (Jack) Helman of Colorado Springs, CO and Karen (Gary) Hamit Koppellman of Parker, CO.

Frances is also survived by her grandchildren: Kathleen Linville of Palmyra, VA; Elaine Finley of Palmyra, VA; John (Vicki) Linville of Danville, IL; Mary Mitchell of Indianapolis, IN; Julie Landuyt (Melvin Houghton) of Trimble, MO; Kurt (Deborah) Landuyt of Parkville, MO; William Ross (Christine) Landuyt of Souix City, IA; Sophie Clausen (Todd) of Mexico, MO; Melanie Mc Lain of Draper, UT, Haley (Dean) Malouf Los Angeles, CA and Harry Christopher Mentch of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. Her Great-grandchildren: Aaron (Amy) Ward of Cumming, GA; Melissa (Nick) Stuckwisch of Lafayette, IN; John Patrick Linville of Tokyo, Japan; Taylor (Adam) Luken of Terre Haute, IN; Matthew Mitchell, of Terre Haute, IN; Bobby Finley of Richmond, VA; Samantha Kay Finley May (Jack) of Herndon, VA; Susan “Susie” Finley of Palmyra, VA, Michael Landuyt of Kansas City, MO, Gabrielle Landuyt of Trimble, MO, Chanse Houghton of Maryville, MO, Creed Houghton of Trenton, MO, Elizabeth and Connor Landuyt of Parkville, MO, Andrew and Allison Clausen of Mexico, MO, Tyler Landuyt of Sioux City, IA, Ivy, Anthony and Michael Draper of Utah and Bronson and Stella Malouf of Las Angeles. And her great-great grandchildren: Avery Ward of Cumming, GA; Alyssa and Alex Stuckwisch of Lafayette, IN, and Walker Luken of Terre Haute, IN.

Memorials can be made in memory of Frances V. Mentch to St James Catholic Church or Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville, VA.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hospice of North Kansas City, MO, Hospice of the Piedmont, Kendra Pascal of Palmyra, VA.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Service Information

Frances V. Mentch, 101 years old, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Charlottesville, VA surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral Mass will be at St. James’ Catholic Church in Liberty, MO on November 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Michael Roach officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO. Arrangements are through Park Lawn Northland Chapel, Liberty, MO.

Mentch, Frances V.'s Guestbook

A good Life for a good lady my prayers are with all her family

Marylouise Balano

Mrs. Mentch was a huge part of my childhood. We were neighbors and she was a dear friend to my mom. I spent many hours in her home playing with Sharon and Bill. My mom did not drive, so Mrs. Mentch would always drive us to school on rainy or snowy days since we didn't ride the bus in the 60's. I will always remember that it was Mrs. Mentch that took me to Sunday school when my parents did not take us. She also was there to drive my sister and I to the hospital when my dad was gravely ill prior to his death. We haven't been actively involved in each other's lives, however when my sister passed away 3 years ago, I looked up to see Mrs. Mentch at the funeral to show her love and support. What a blessing she was to me and a wonderful example of living her faith in actions. Sleep in heavenly peace dear lady!

Carla (Bouque) Brown

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