Frances A. "Frankie" Romsey, 94, of Story City died February 1, 2014 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services will be Thursday February 6 at 10:30 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City. Burial will follow in the Story City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 at Bethany Manor with a prayer service at 6:30.
Frankie was born on August 9, 1919 in Kensett, Iowa to Walter and Mable (Olson) Berhow. She married Joseph C. Romsey on January 12, 1947. He died November 3, 2003. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Frankie enjoyed sewing, baking, music, gardening, flowers and especially spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Sue (Gary) Uthe and Kris Crawford both of Story City; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Romsey of Gilbert; 10 grandchildren: Eric (Amy) Romsey of Downers Grove, IL, Beau (Christine) Romsey of Ames, Sarah (Travis) Smith of Ames, Andy Bohnker of New York, NY, Seth Bohnker of New York, NY, Amanda Crawford of Story City, Mathew Crawford of Story City, Michelle (Brant) Pfantz of Ankeny, Jordan Uthe of Boone, and Justin Uthe of Ames; 11 great grandchildren: Joey, Jack, Jude, Jonnah Romsey; Joshua, Caleb, Levi Smith; Carter Crawford; Noah, Zadie Pfantz and Annabelle Uthe; a brother, Richard (Louise) Berhow of Vancover, WA; 3 sister-in-laws, Lavina Berhow of Kansas City, Pat Berhow of Mayfield, KY and Millie Olson of Story City and a brother-in-law, LaVerne (Colleen) Romsey of Clarion, Iowa.
Frankie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe; son Steve; five brothers, Wes, Lowell, Jack, Marvin, and Jim and four sisters, Ruby Fatland, Grace Linder, Marjorie Hill and Betty Eller.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Bethany Life Communities.
Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.soderstrumadams.com.