Frances “Francie” Caroline Lyons


Frances “Francie” Caroline Lyons, 78, of Bemidji, MN entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Bemidji after a short battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the First Baptist Church, 1555 Paul Bunyan Drive NW, Bemidji, MN, officiated by Pastor Stan Nelson. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, MN under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

She was born at home on January 31, 1942 in Sugar Bush Township, MN the daughter of Francis and Edna (Robins) Preston. Following her graduation in 1960 from Greenway High School, she became a loving and devoted mother. She married the love of her life Thomas Lyons, on June 27, 1992, in Grand Rapids, MN. She was delighted to spend time with her family and being involved in their lives. She was humble, gentle, kind, and selfless in so many ways. Francie also loved arranging flowers, music, puzzles, and most of all crafting. She enjoyed worshiping her Lord at First Baptist Church, and her faith was a stable foundation in her life.

She is survived by her: Husband, Thomas Lyons,  Daughter, Kimberly (Steven) Kovacic,  Grandson, Luke (Alyssa) Kovacic,  Great-Grandchildren, Paetyn and Rylan,  Sisters, Myrtle (Maynard) Rusco,  Helen (Danny) Morrison,  Brother, Jimmie Preston,  Sisters-in-law, Dorothy Preston,  Barbara Preston,  Step-Children, Jennifer (Chad) Keller and their children,  Thomas (Alyssa) Lyons II and their children,  Sisters-in-law, Cindy (Lance) Reed,  Linda (Roger) Aitken, a s well as many loved nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Tim Preston, Dave Preston, Jess Preston, Violet Thomsen, Bonnie Burnham, Tommie Preston, and Margie Preston.

Francie’s family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Sanford  Bemidji Oncology Department, Sanford Bemidji Hospice for their care, along with Grandson Luke’s significant other Alyssa.

Flowers are welcome or memorials are suggested to Sanford Bemidji Hospice, 3201 Pine Ridge Avenue NW, Suite A, Bemidji, MN 56601.

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