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Frances Schemel, age 85, of Richland, WA, died on March 29, 2017. Frances was born on July 16, 1931 in Buffalo, NY, to Frank and Frances Maciejewski.
Frances married John Henry Schemel on June 13, 1953. Frances was a mom and claimed she never retired. She was a member of the Catholic Church and lived in the Tri-Cities for 41 years. Frances enjoyed traveling, especially cruising on Holland America Cruise Line, reading and doing puzzles.
Frances is survived by her sons, John Henry (Debbie) Schemel, Jr., Robert (Chris) Schemel, James (Brenda) Schemel; daughter, Mary (Mike) Wilbricht; granddaughters, Jennifer (Steve) Kopp, Kristine (Andy) Krejsa, Sara (Matt) Garcia; great-grandchildren, Daenon and Hayden Kopp, Lucas and Matthew Krejsa; brothers, Frank (Margaret) Maciejewski, Florian (Susan) Maciejewski; and sister, Florence (Richard) Borowicz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Frances Maciejewski; spouse, (John Henry) Schemel; children, Helen and Richard; and grandson, John Henry III.
Frances will be inurned in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Alden, NY, at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to your favorite charity in her name.
For online condolences, please visit AskHillcrest.com.
Published on April 11, 2017
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