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Frances Weaverling


December 17, 2020

Frances L. Weaverling, age 89, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at the Jewell County Hospital, Mankato. She was born Aug. 14, 1931, in Mankato, to Casper and Irbie (Abram) Hanson.

She graduated from Mankato High School in 1949. She married Rex Weaverling on Sept. 6, 1952, in Mankato. Rex and Frances were married nearly 62 years until he preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2014. Theirs was a loving and special relationship. We remember lots of hand holding, stolen kisses and loving moments.

Frances worked as a receptionist, a cook at the elementary school and later a bookkeeper at First National Bank until her retirement. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, WELCA and Jr. Clio Club all of Mankato.

Those who will celebrate her life everyday are the many members of her family, daughter, Sue, and Phillip Walton, Emily, Brandon, and Brady, Olivia and Dylan Barkley, Brett, Ali and Wren Ernst, Donovan, Monica, Alli and Emma Walton, David, Jermiah, Ysabel and Kloe Walton; son, Jeff and Cindy Weaverling, Daniel, Anne, Gabriell and Grayson Weaverling and Levi Weaverling and daughter, DiAnn Weaverling, Sydney and Ian Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex; her parents and siblings, Donald Hanson, Joyce Simmons, Freda Seals, Ronald Hanson and Larry Hanson.

It was Frances’ wishes to be cremated. The family will have a memorial graveside service at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato, with Pastor Dennis Beckmann officiating. Friends may sign the register book from 12 to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 21, at Melby Mortuary, Mankato.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date or the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home. For online condolences, please visit


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