Friday, February 16, 2018

Alice (McKibben) Frantom (February 1, 2018)

Alice (McKibben) Frantom, 86, of Cape Coral, FL, and formally of Greenville passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Health Park Medical Center Ft. Myers Florida.

She was born outside of Greenville, Ohio a part of Darke County. She was born on May 8, 1931, a daughter to Don Herald McKibben and Igerna Eva Supinger McKibben. Her husband, Wilbur (Bud) Harrison Frantom predeceased her after 43 years of happiness. Both she and Bud taught many years in Darke County.

Alice was a student at Ansonia Schools and graduated from Ansonia High School in 1949. She went on to receive a B.S. Degree from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, graduating Cum Laude in 1953. Later in 1961 she also earned a Master’s Degree in Education with emphasis on Guidance and Counseling. She later was elected to Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary educational society. During her teaching career she was also honored to be listed in Who's Who Among Secondary Teaches in the United States.

She served for two years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Home Economics Division of the Ohio Vocation Association. A few years later she served a year as President of that same organization.

During her retirement years she volunteered 25 years at the Cape Coral Hospital accumulating 10,000 hours for that organization, a group of approximately six hundred members. She served several years as an officer, including President, for that group. Additionally she spent several years as Chairman of their Scholarship Committee. She continues to be part of their Past Presidents' Committee.

She has served on various committees during her years at Cypress Cove with her favorite being the Hospitality. Additionally she belonged to the Cypress Cove Chapel, a nondenominational religious organization.

Alice was retired from the Franklin Monroe Schools where she had taught for 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville and the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville campus. Burial will follow in Teegarden Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday from 1 PM to 2 PM at the funeral home.

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