Frances Allene Linscott
Frances Allene Linscott, 93, of Quincy went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 4, 2016. She was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Groesbeck, Texas, to Matt and Lula Knapp. She was the seventh child in the family. Her dad was a farmer and all the children were taught about the Lord Jesus Christ and how to work hard.
When Frances was 19 years old, she moved to Washington to work in the Green Hut Café, which at the time was just below the Grand Coulee Dam. It was also the year they first ran the water over the dam.
World War II had just started when she went back home to Lubbock, Texas, to go to business school. At school they asked for young women to go to Washington. D.C., to work in the war department in the Pentagon. She was one of three girls who took the test and were on their way. The war ended in 1945. She came back to Washington and was married to Wynne Mick Foisy in October. The marriage ended in 1955 so she went to work for Dr. Everett as a dental assistance. In 1959, she met Henry Robert Linscott and were wed in December of that year. They moved to Mattawa, where Henry worked at the dam and later to Quincy in 1967.
Fran was active as a den mother in Cub Scouts and the PTA president when her son Michael was in school. She loved to read her Bible, good books and bake cookies for her grandchildren. She loved being a wife to Henry, a mother to her two children (Michael and Cathy), a grandma to her four grandsons and a great-grandma to her seven great-grandchildren. She loved the Lord and was active in the First Baptist Church of Quincy in her younger years.
Fran is survived by her daughter-in-love Ruth Linscott, Quincy; her son-in-love, Jerry Roberts, Quincy; and her four grandsons, Corey and wife Amy and their children, Austin, Marissa, Emilee and Hayden, Quincy; Timothy, Covington; Joshua and wife Chloe and their children, Kara, Evan and Seth, Quincy; and grandson Matthew of Covington. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Brand of Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in May of 2011; her daughter, Cathy, in January of 2012; and her son, Michael, in June of 2015.
A celebration of life for Fran was held on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the First Baptist Church, 707 J St. S.W. in Quincy with Pastor Don Valen officiating.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign its guestbook at www.scharbachs.com. Arrangements are under the care of Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel in Quincy.