Age 82, of Lansing, passed away on December 24, 2011, at her winter home in Clearwater, FL.  She was born in Youngstown, OH on December 2, 1929 to Jerome and Margaret Oakley.

She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Lansing Association of Educational Secretaries.  Mary Frances was a secretary for the Lansing School District for over 25 years, retiring in 1989. She devoted her Friday nights to Sexton football, at Edward W. Majdeski Stadium and her Saturday afternoons to Spartan football.  She was an avid bowler and a staunch supporter of Albion College Athletics.  She had a lifelong love of Disney and had visited every year for the past 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Majdeski in 1992, and sister Donna Green and brother Jerome Oakley.  Surviving are: 2 children, son, Tom (Taffie) Majdeski of Eaton Rapids, MI; daughter, Peggy (Rich) Lajoie of Herndon, VA; and 4 grandchildren, Amber Majdeski, Ashleigh Majdeski, Elizabeth Lajoie and Julie Lajoie.  She is also survived by two sisters:  Joyce (Lewis) Watford of Marietta, Georgia and Geraldine Moore of Scottsdale, Arizona and one brother Robert Oakley of Marietta, Georgia.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church, 517 W. Jolly Road, Lansing, with The Rev. Chuck Grauer officiating.  Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens with a reception to follow at Royal Scot.   The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Albion College Athletic Fund, Sexton Athletics or SunCoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760.

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    Ron and Sandy Morris Says:

    To Tom and Peggy and your families,
    We remember Fran with fondness——She was her own person and touched a lot of lives. When I was teaching at Kendon elementary, Fran-as the secretary there-was the glue that held things together like every good secreatry does. When we spent time with Fran at Sexton when Ron taught there, we always enjoyed her. She was so special. Please know we are thinking of you and your families.

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