Frances Lorraine Hans was born March 8, 1922 at Bazile Mills, Nebraska to E. A. and Eunice Hans. She died April 22, 1987 at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at age 65.
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In 1938, Frances graduated from Valentine High School, then attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She received her law degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and a Doctorate of Law from the University of Iowa.
On October 22, 1956, Frances was united in marriage with Cleo Bloom, Jr. in Valentine. Frances was a businesswoman in Valentine for many years. She was a legal secretary for W. B. Quigley then owned a small loan company. For the past 31 years, she had the Stilwell Insurance Agency.
Frances belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine. She was past Worthy Matron of Order of the Eastern Star. Her special interests included St. Francis Boys Home in Salina, Kansas, the Cherry County Hospital Foundation, and the Valentine Library and her church.
Preceding Frances in death were he parents. She is survived by her husband, Cleo Jr. of Valentine and one son, Michael Lee Bloom of Billings, Montana.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 1987 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Valentine, Father Robert Gearhart officiating. Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Valentine. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman