Frances I. Mikesell

04/07/1937 - 09/16/2023


Obituary For Frances I. Mikesell

Lima, Ohio

Frances I. (Harsh) Mikesell, age 86, was called into the presence of the Lord at 4:24 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at home with her son by her side.

Frances was born April 7, 1937, in Hardin County, OH, to James "Theodore" and Thelma (Williams) Harsh who both preceded her in death.

Frances was a graduate of Ada High School. She retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 27 years of service. She enjoyed working puzzles and playing cards. Frances especially loved her family.

She is survived by a son, Darryl J. (Lisa) Gossard of Lima; three grandchildren, Andy (Reagan) Gossard, Colin Gossard, and Ryan Gossard; two great grandchildren, Aiden and Keegan Gossard; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a son, Harold F. Gossard.

A private graveside service will be held in the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Health - St. Rita's Hospice, 959 W. North St., Lima, Ohio 45801.

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