Frances Le Baron Hiteshew Miller Jensen, 87, residing in South Bend, Indiana passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend
Frances was born on October 22, 1930 in Parkersburg, West Virginia to the late Charles Talbott Hiteshew and Marie Le Baron (Andrews) Hiteshew and has lived in the South Bend area for the past 19 years, coming from Syracuse, Indiana. Frances cherished her role as a homemaker, and formerly was the President and Owner of Ligonier Rubber Company, where she worked for 11 years, before retiring in 1979.
On April 18, 1953 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, she was united in marriage to Keith W. Miller. Frances and Keith were blessed with four children, Anne, William, Robert, and Keith. They were married for 22 years before his passing on August 13, 1975. On October 22, 1981 in Warsaw, Indiana, she married Christian Jensen. Frances and Christian were married for 15 years before his passing in May of 1997.
Frances is a graduate of Marietta College, Ohio with a Bachelor Degree in English. She later went on to serve on the Marietta College Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Ligonier Women's Bridge Group, the Hoosier Art Patrons, St. Michael's Guild, and the Junior League of Parkersburg, West Virginia. Frances was actively involved with Voter Registration in Baltimore, Maryland and a strong supporter of the Republican Party.
Frances is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anne Le Baron Miller Evans and Norman Evans of Harwood, Maryland; sons, William Talbott Miller and Robert B. (Emee) Miller, both of South Bend, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Dr. Jamie Renbarger Miller of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Laura, Brad, Keith, Sarah, Grace, and Clare; and brother, Charles Talbott (Paula) Hiteshew of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Keith Miller, her husband Christian Jensen, and her son, Keith A. Miller.
The family would like to thank Senior Helpers, particularly Peggy, for her many years of wonderful care.
Funeral services for Frances will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 53720 N. Ironwood, South Bend, IN 46635, visitation 1 hour prior to services. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Memorial contributions may be offered to the American Cancer Society of North Central Indiana, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Palmer Funeral Home - River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.