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Frances Pullen


Frances Pullen passed away peacefully on August 19 in Sarasota, Florida at the age of 94 with her children and grandchildren at her side.

She met Ora Pullen at the church they both attended in Flora. They got married in 1945 while he was home on leave from the Army during World War II. They had three children, whom they raised on their farm near Flora. They endured the loss of their son Robert in 1972, and not long after Frances lost her dear husband in 1975. Sisters who preceded her in death are Marjorie Newell, Kathleen Brummett and Fern Brown.
Frances was an inspiration to everyone she met due to her love of life and winning smile, as well as her giving and caring personality. Her life touched many, and impacted everyone she met.

Frances is survived by her two daughters Patricia Brake and Beverly Pullen and their respective significant others, Carl Brake and Doug Anderson; loving grandchildren Justin Pullen and his wife Tonya; Adam Rockel and fiancé Leah Bush; and Brian Rockel. She also leaves behind her great granddaughter Kylie Pullen, whom she loved and cherished.

Donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation are requested in lieu of flowers.

A celebration of Frances life will be at 2:00 PM Saturday at Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel, 204 S. Center Street, Flora, IN 46929. Family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service. Officiating is Pastor Jeff Tomson. Burial to follow at Maple Lawn Cemetery. Visit for online condolisons


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  • Josie and Jim Harris

    August 25, 2015 11:33 am ·


    On behalf of Josie, please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mom. Even though I never had the opportunity to meet Frances in person, I do feel like I knew her through the many stories you shared at work. We fully appreciate and know how much you will personally miss her as she was your inspiration. During this difficult time we remember you, your sister and extended family. Hold your memories close and celebrate a wonderful life. Our prayers and positive thoughts are with you all.

    Josie and Jim Harris
    New Albany, Ohio

  • Pat & John Seymour

    August 25, 2015 3:53 pm ·


    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your Mother. I know that she means a great deal to you. She will always be in your heart forever & ever. During this difficult time please take time to reflect on all the memories you have of her. You will cherish them forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take Care and May God Bless.

    Pat & John Seymour
    Columbus, Ohio

  • Marisa Girman

    August 28, 2015 4:41 pm ·

    My dear Frances……so loved her and her love for life and the people around her. She was such a delight to be around! Enter into the Glory of the Lord, dear Frances. I am so glad I got to know you. Beverly and Pat, you and your Family will be in my prayers for comfort and peace. You took such wonderful care of her and she just “sparkled” when you were around. XO


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