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 Frances Goodspeed08/07/2013
Frances H. Stewart, 96, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at Calvin Community.

Memorial services will be held at 10 am Saturday, August 10, 2013, at Immanuel United Methodist Church.

Frances was born September 13, 1916, in Knoxville, Iowa to Forrest and Helen (McClure) Goodspeed.

She married Addison C. Stewart on June 6, 1936, in Knoxville, Iowa and they moved to the Des Moines area in 1950. Frances was an extraordinary cook and hostess. She was an avid bridge player and most of all she enjoyed caring for her family, friends, and neighbors.

As an active member of Immanuel United Methodist Church she was involved in several groups including the Westover Study Group, Ada Circle, and " The Dirty Dozen"

Frances is survived by her daughters: Sharon (Mickey) Swim of West Des Moines and Jan (Chip) Carter of Georgetown, TX; her sister, Martha (Bob) Rosebraugh of Wheaton, IL, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 75 years, and her brother, Robert Goodspeed.

Memorial contributions may be directed to The Calvin Community, Good Samaritan Fund, 4210 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310, or Immanuel United Methodist Church, 2900 49th St., Des Moines, IA 50310. Online condolences will be welcomed at