Frances Merle Mathis Von Harten


Frances Merle Mathis was born on 30 Aug 1935 in South Carolina, USA a child of Mason Reese Mathis and Mary Elizabeth Gillis.


Frances Mathis was counted in the census on 08 May 1940 in Mount Clio, Lee, South Carolina, USA, as 4-year-old, female, single, white. Also in the home was her father, Mason Mathis and her mother Elizabeth Mathis.


On October 5, 1961, Frances Merle Mathis was listed as the mother on the birth certificate of Kay Elizabeth Vonharten.


On June 2, 2009, Frances Mathis Von Harten Sr was listed as the mother in the obituary of Kay Elizabeth Vonharten Passauer.


She died on 03 Oct 2021. She was buried on 06 Oct 2021 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Quaker Cemetery.

Frances Mathis Von Harten of Lugoff, South Carolina | 1935 – 2021 | Obituary

August 30, 1935 – October 03, 2021

A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Frances Mathis Von Harten, 86, of Lugoff, SC, will be held at Quaker Cemetery on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Todd Horton and Rev. Larry Frazer will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to Springvale Baptist Church, PO Box 880 Lugoff, SC 29078.

Frances died Sunday, October 3, 2021. She grew up in Bishopville, SC, the daughter of the late Mason Reese Mathis and Mary Elizabeth Gillis Mathis. After graduating from Limestone College, she moved to Beaufort, SC, where she taught school for three years and met the love of her life, Harold. Frances and Harold married and moved to Key West, FL, where Frances taught school for many years and later served as Secretary-Treasurer for Key-Tex Shrimp Company in Key West, FL and Freeport, TX. Frances and Harold retired to Lugoff in 2010.

The family extends many thanks to the special ladies who have provided wonderful care and assistance to Frances over the past several years.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Harold Lee Von Harten, Sr.; children, Harold Lee Von Harten, Jr. (Christi Lahmann) and Susan Von Harten Stone (Joe); grandchildren Anna Stone and Joey Stone; brothers, Reese Mathis (Janie), David Mathis (Julia Hucks); brother-in-law, Jim Bray; and many nieces, nephews, and family and friends whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her daughter, Kay Von Harten Passauer and sister, Margaret Bray.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

On October 31, 2021, Frances Mathis Von Harten was listed as the deceased wife in the obituary of Harold Lee Von Harten.

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