Frances M. Shuck

Frances Minnie Heck Shuck, was born in Westphalia, KS, on February 18, 1929. The daughter of William Peter Heck and Verna Mae Hirt Heck. She passed away on May 11, 2018, at the age of 89 years old. She was baptized on May 5, 1945, into the Old German Baptist Church. On September 28, 1957, she was united in marriage to Darrell C. Shuck, they shared over 60 years together.

She was a homemaker, all her married life. Mom, loved to be outside. She loved her garden and canning the produce she raised, it was rewarding to her. Flowers were her greatest passion. She loved planting them, and watching them grow and bloom. To her, they were God’s miracle, beautiful and full of life. She loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death, by her parents; a sister, Ruby Flora; a brother, Owen Heck; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Heck.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell; three sons, David William (wife Laurie) of Overbrook, Douglas Charles (wife Dotti), Daniel Darrell (wife Bonnie) all of Lawrence; daughter Donita Jo DeMersseman (husband Randy) of Baldwin City; five grandchildren, Dawn Huddleston, Dara Wilson, Savanna, Dustin, and Charlie Shuck; two great grandsons, Bryce Huddleston and Arthur Wilson; sister, Florence Heck of Pratt; brother, Raymond Heck of Westphalia; two sister-in-laws, Thelma Heck of Westphalia, Barbara Knaus of Georgia; brother-in-law, Duane Shuck (wife Lois)of Overbrook; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A visitation will be held at the Willow Springs Old German Baptist Church, Wednesday, May 16th, from 5-7 PM.  Funeral services will be Thursday, May 17th, at 10 AM, at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assoc., or to the Willow Springs Old German Baptist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Messages & Condolences

From Casey Carlsten...

Thinking of the family. Sorry for your loss.

The Tuckel family

From Scott & Trina Jameson...

Very Sorry for your Loss Jo , Randy & family.

From Susan Harrison, CSL...

Donita & family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a wonderful and kind person and I really enjoyed being around her. She was very special to me and I will really miss seeing her. Thanks for the privilege and honor of allowing me to help with her care. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

From George and Cheryl Hunsinger...

To Jo, Danny and Doug. You folks are in our thoughts and prayers. Really did not know your mother, but from reading the obituary she had quite a green thumb. I can remember going past their house, and the flowers, and the garden looked like it straight out of magazine. Absolutely fantastic. If there is any thing that you need, just ask. God bless you folks.

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