Frances Elizabeth Fletcher, age 97, of Salem, passed away peacefully on July 26 2017.

She was born on September 12, 1919 in Washington County to H. Merle and Fannie Grimes Trueblood.

Frances was a Birthright Quaker. She attended the Blue River Academy through the 8th grade and graduated from Salem-Washington Township High School in 1937.

Frances married Floyd M. Fletcher Jr., her high school sweetheart, on June 6, 1937 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. They were married for 79 years. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2016.

She retired as the Manager of the Jay C. Store in Salem, in 1982 after 43 years with the John C. Groub Company. After retirement, she became a Real Estate Broker and Realtor with her husband at the Fletcher Real Estate and Auction Service, Inc. She was a former member of the Business & Professional Women’s Club and a 50-year member of the Salem Rebekah Lodge.

Frances was cherished by her family, friends, and the many co-workers on whose lives she left a lasting impression throughout the years.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and brothers: Henry Trueblood, Mark Trueblood, and Eugene Trueblood, and a sister Virginia Mathis.

She is survived by her daughters: Sandy (Marvin) Clark and Marilyn Brown of Salem. Grandchildren: Melinda Clark, Melanie (Nick) Day, Marcy Hamilton, Marvin Clark Jr., and Duane (Monica) Brown. Great-Grandchildren: Jared Clark, Jeremy (Media) Clark, R.K. Hamilton, Rachel Hamilton, Riki Hamilton, Nikki (Jon) Potter, and Hayley Jo Brown. Great-Great Grandchildren: Jaden Clark, Makailee Clark, Wesley Potter, and Knox Potter, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday, July 29 at Weathers Funeral Home in Salem, with burial to follow at Blue River Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 P.M. until time of service Saturday.