Frances Ruby Neuhard

Published 8:59 am Monday, November 23, 2020

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Frances Ruby (Shehan) Neuhard, 88, passed away on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020.

Originally from Frisco City in Monroe County, she was the daughter of Reuben and Mary Shehan. The longtime Stafford, Va. resident graduated from the Mobile Infirmary in Mobile with her nursing degree and had a long and successful career as a public health nurse.

Frances was the first in her family to go to college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg State College in Pennsylvania. She was a woman of great determination, whom started her life picking cotton in sharecropped fields and never forgot where she came from. Frances was a master gardener and could always be found amongst the growing things in her garden.

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She raised three children, Michael, Belinda and Kenneth, with her beloved husband of 63 years, Preston Neuhard, prior to his passing in 2017. Frances was a longtime member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Michael Neuhard (Jill); daughter, Belinda Tierney (Al); five grandchildren, Christopher Neuhard (MaryBeth), Ryan Neuhard, Jennifer Neuhard, Ransom Tierney and Nicholas Tierney (Katie); brother, Buck Shehan (Ann); and sister, Eloise Austin. Frances was also blessed with a loving and loved considerable extended family as well.

Regretfully, due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. next Fri., Dec. 4, 2020 at Ebenezer UMC, at 161 Embrey Mill Road, Stafford, Va. 22554.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ebenezer UMC.

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