Frances England Huff-Best, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Meth-Wick Community's Woodland Park, surrounded by
members of her loving family. A Celebration of Life for "Frannie" will be held later in the spring.
Frannie was born on Aug. 10, 1924, on the family farm between Clearfield and Tingley in southwest Iowa. She was the fourth of seven children born to Jerry and Marge (Christopher) England. Frannie's siblings were Rowena, Cleo, Kate, Jerry, Bill and Virginia. When she was 2 years old, the family moved to Marshalltown. On March 28, 1942, Frannie was united in marriage to the love of her life, Roger Huff. The union would produce three children, Vicky, Ronald and Rodney. Roger served in the Navy during World War II and, after being discharged in 1945, began working for Northwestern Bell in Marshalltown. In 1950, the family moved to Dubuque when Roger accepted a supervisory position with the telephone company. In 1954, Roger was transferred to Cedar Rapids, and the family move there. Frannie worked at Killian's and later Sears. She also worked part time at Northwestern Bell. In 1980, Roger retired and they moved to Green Valley, Ariz. Roger passed away in 1989 and, in 1991, Frannie moved back to Cedar Rapids to be near family. On April 8, 2000, Frannie and Arnold Best were married. Arnold passed away in 2003.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicky (husband Ted) McPherson; grandsons, Scotty (wife Trish) and Sean (wife, Shannon); and great-grandchildren, Camryn, Samantha, Paige and Allison, all of whom live in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Roger Huff and Arnold Best; her sons, Ronald and Rodney; and her six siblings.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Meth-Wick Community's Woodland Park for the excellent care and comfort the provided to Frannie.
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