Frances T. (Kneidinger) Homsey, 86, a resident of Graystone Manor at Bellmeade, was welcomed home into the loving arms of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday afternoon after a long life of giving, nurturing and loving.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late August and Frances "Fannie" (Schaffelhuber) Kneidinger. She married Joseph Homsey Jr. on Jan. 23, 1950, in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2005.
Surviving are a son, Joe of Antis Township; three daughters: Mona L. (Barry) Rosskamp of North East, Sherie F. Tun of Martinez, Calif., and Bonita S. (Gary) Finley of Opelika, Ala.; and five granddaughters: Lisa Finley, Lynn Rosskamp, Stacey and Jennifer Tun and Mallory Homsey.
She was preceded in death by a son, Terrance "Corky," in 1990; a brother, Gus; and a sister, Louise Baum.
Frances moved to Bellwood in 1957. She spent her life giving, caring and supporting her family and her church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Bellwood. She supported countless Little League teams, track and girl's hockey teams, bowling leagues and other charitable causes. For decades she could be seen riding her bicycle all around Bellwood, Bellemead and Greenwood.
Frances was an avid swimmer and loved playing pinochle. Her constant companion over the past decade was her golden retriever, Toby. Her lasting legacy will be her homemade fudge and Easter-time peanut butter eggs. She will be missed by all.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, where a funeral service outside of Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, Monsignor Robert C. Mazur officiating. Committal will be at Logan Valley Cemetery, Bellwood.