Frances L. “Frankie” Nuzum, 97, of Steubenville, OH, passed away Saturday November 6, 2021 at Gables Care Center in Hopedale, OH.
She was born May 22, 1924 in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of the late Harry and Flossie (Wells) Hoffman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Cleda J. “Clete” Nuzum, on September 16, 2009; three sisters, Katherine Cottrell, Alice Moores, and Betty June Galloway; a brother, Harry Hoffman, Jr.; a grandson, Gregory Nuzum; and a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Jabo.
Frankie graduated from Wintersville High School in 1944. She was a retired registered nurse and was in the Cadet Nurse Corps during WWII. She was instrumental as a head nurse in opening the first 4 bed intensive care unit at the former Ohio Valley Hospital in Steubenville. After her retirement she and her husband Clete enjoyed traveling in their camper hitting all 50 of the states. They lived in Texas, California, Arizona and Florida until she returned to Steubenville in 2017. Frankie was a member of the Wintersville United Methodist Church and enjoyed painting when she was younger.
Frankie is survived by her daughter, Penelope “Penny” (Don) Brannon of New Alexandria, OH; her twin sons, Patrick (Janet) Nuzum of, Miamisburg, OH and Paul Nuzum of Follansbee, WV; her former daughter-in-law, Sheri Nuzum; eight grandchildren, Travis (Michelle) Brannon, Kristen (Jim) Light, Colleen Lacey Brannon, Melissa (Greg) Irwin, Michael (Kellie) Nuzum, Lisa (Greg) Haworth, Natalie (Frank) Maltese and Jason (Maria) Nuzum; twenty-one great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Wintersville Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Wintersville on Monday November 15th from 2:00 p.m. until the time of her memorial service at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Clint Quillen, Jr. and her nephew Dr. James Cottrell, officiating. MASKS ARE REQUIRED at the church.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Frankie’s memory to the Wintersville United Methodist Church or the Georges Run Methodist Church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wheeler Funeral Homes.
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