Mary Frances “Fran” Majdeski

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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Susan Henning
December 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Tom, Taffie, and family: you are in my thoughts and prayers. From what I’ve been told, she was a strong, independent, and loving women. I’m sure she’ll be missed by many. Love to you all.

Phyllis Clark
December 27, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Taffie, Tom & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. In reading her obituary, it seems that she will have a beautiful homecoming with family who have passed. You are in my thoughts a prayers.

Joseph Oakley
December 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm

My heart and love goes out to you and Taffie and your family. I will miss Aunt Francie the rest of my life, I loved her so much. I just wish that I could be there with all of you and pay my respect to Aunt Francie but my Dad forgot to call me back with where and when the funeral would be. Just know that you’ll are in my prayers and thoughts.

elaine bogdziewicz
December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am

dear Tom, Peggy and families, Please accept my deepest sympathies to you in your loss of Aunt Mary Frances. Sorry I will be unable to attend the funeral. You are in my thought and prayers. Love, Cousin Elaine

Amy, Fred & Alex
December 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Dear Peg, Tom & family: We will miss Aunt Francie so much. My prayers and our deepest sympathy go out to you. We wish we could be there.
What a wonderful Aunt she was and be at peace with the thought that she is with Uncle Ed now, the love of her life.
Much love and support to you all. Amy

Ron and Sandy Morris
December 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

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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