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Frances "Fran" P. Strouse

September 9, 1938 — April 24, 2024

Frances "Fran" P. Strouse

Frances Pauline Strouse passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on April 24th. She was born on September 9th, 1938, to J. Frank and Exie (Garner) Rozar in Rome, Georgia. They moved to Perry, Georgia where she attended school and graduated in 1956.  After high school she attended South Georgia College where she met R. Terrell Puckett. They married and had two daughters, Pamela and Cynthia.  After they divorced, she married Walt Shrader and moved to Oregon, IL in 1968. They divorced a few years later.  Fran then met and married the love of her life, Clinton Strouse, in 1978 and became stepmother to Michelle and Christopher Strouse.  Fran worked at Kable News and then at the Ogle County Courthouse as the switchboard operator and receptionist for 20 years, retiring in 1998. Many remember her beautiful smile and southern accent.  Fran was very active in local community service and volunteered with many organizations. In 1996 she joined and helped revive the Oregon Women’s Club serving as president for ten years then becoming district co-president. She received her 25-year pin at a surprise luncheon last year. Fran and Clint were honored at the 2006 Autumn On Prade Festival as the Guests of Honor and rode in a horse drawn carriage in the parade. She loved reading in her spare time and treasured the Oregon Library.  Fran loved her family, friends, and community. She had many spoiled Boston terriers throughout the years, too.  She is survived by her husband Clinton; daughters Pam Puckett (Sue Wepfer) of Madison, WI; Cindy (Brad) Stewart of Oregon, IL; and stepdaughter Michelle Armstrong (Bud Porter) of Byron, IL. Fran’s grandsons were her sunshine. They are Dylan Puckett of Mt Morris, IL; Christopher Armstrong of Rockford, IL; and Reese Armstrong of Champaign, IL.  Fran is predeceased by her father, J. Frank Rozar and mother, Exie (Garner) Rozar and stepson, Christopher Strouse.  Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street in Oregon, IL with the Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at the funeral home from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow the service at Daysville Cemetery.  A memorial fund is established in Fran’s name for the Serenity Hospice and Home. 

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home - Oregon

110 S 7th St, PO Box 68, Oregon, IL 61061

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home - Oregon

110 S 7th St, PO Box 68, Oregon, IL 61061

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