Frances Eckman, 73

Frances M. Eckman, 73, Urbana, died at 2:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash.  She was born June 8, 1940 in Floyd County, Ky. to Ernest and America (Whitt) Prater.

Frances lived in Wabash County since 1959, and lived at Miller's Merry Manor East since March 2013.  She was a caregiver to the elderly for several years.

She is survived by her daughter, Christina (Cliff Noland) Eckman, Wabash; four grandchildren, Cadence Eckman, Wabash, Matthew (Brooke) Noland, Peru, David Noland, Pearland, Texas, and Brittany Noland, Fort Worth, Texas, and seven great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Ernestine Meek, Urbana, and Wanda (Vearl) Culp, South Bend; brother, Raymond Prater, Kokomo. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Eugene Prater and Rabin Prater.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Tim Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is The Family of Frances Eckman.

The memorial guest book for Frances may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Oct 02