1937: Remembering Frances

Frances Haven Moss (Syracuse, 1874)

Frances Haven Moss (Syracuse, 1874)

Frances died at her home on South Mathews Avenue in Urbana, Illinois, on June 16, 1937, at age 83 following a long illness due to heart trouble.

Frances Haven Moss' grave.

Frances Haven Moss’ grave.

In the custom of the day, her funeral was held in the front parlor of her home. Omicron Chapter (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and the alumnae in the area had a 36-inch crescent made of white roses, Frances’ favorite flower, and pink carnations, with the Greek letters of Gamma Phi Beta in the center. Sorrowful Gamma Phi Betas lined both sides of the walk as her casket was carried from her home to Mount Hope Cemetary in Champaign, Illinois.

Pictured above: Frances Haven Moss with her family at the wedding of her daughter, Alida Moss (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1915), 1922.