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Frances E. Checkley

July 17, 1918 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 101)



July 17, 1918 – May 1, 2020


SEBRING, FLORIDA- Frances E. Checkley, 101, of Sebring, FL formerly of Elkhart, IN, passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at Crystal Health & Rehabilitation Center in Tavernier, Fl.  She was born July 7, 1918 in Elkhart to Henry C. & Louise (Brooks) Kern.

    She married Glen Checkley on June 28, 1941 and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1996.  Surviving are 2 children, Michael (Sandy) Checkley of Sebring, FL and Karen (Brock) Blosser of Ontario, Canada; 7 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Phyllis Kern of W. Palm Beach, FL and a brother, Harold Kern of Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a son Dennis Checkley.

     Frances graduated from Elkhart Business College.  She was a former member of Castle United Methodist Church, now Faith United Methodist Church.  She worked at CTS Corp in Elkhart for a number of years.  She and her husband were co-owners of Checkley Drive Inn on South Main Street in Elkhart.


     Burial will take place at Rice Cemetery on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Pastor Sarah Miller of Faith United Methodist will officiate.                                                           Waterman-Westbrook-Clouse Funeral Home is entrusted with her care.

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