Oleda Frances Saunders, 78, previously of Bentonville died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Florentine Gardens in Loveland, Ohio. Frances was born October 16, 1938 the daughter of the late William R. and Jesse Marie (Hatfield) Gray. She married the late Carl Saunders and together they shared over 50 years of marriage.
Frances is preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Windell and Marvin Wayne Gray; sister, Helena Reid; brother and sister-in-laws, Ida Brock, Alice Slatton, and Betty Hodge; and grandchild, Tristan Bowman. She is survived by her children, Patty (Bob) Bruner of Cincinnati, Ohio, Debbie (Kent Smalley) Callen of Peebles, Ohio, Connie (Doug) Alexander of Batavia, Ohio, Carl (Lana)Saunders Jr. of Dublin, Georgia, Tony (Jeanette) Howell of Xenia, Ohio, and Tim (Dallas) Howell of Cincinnati, Ohio; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary R. Gallagher, Christine (Paul) Graves, Bessie (Greg) Hummel, and Juanita (Albert) Talbot; brother in law, Russell (Virginia) Saunders; sister-in-law, Nellie Evans; and many other family members and friends.
A funeral service for Frances will be held at Wilson Home for Funerals on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and again on Friday from 12:00 pm until the time of the service. Alice Baird will be officiating. Burial will take place at Kirker Cemetery. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at www.wilsonhomeforfunerals.com