A memorial service for Frances Crane Duprez Schulman, age 94 of Eustis, Florida will be conducted at the First Christian Church, 6th and Kansas, in Chickasha, OK, at 2:00 PM, Thursday, April 7, 2016.
The daughter of Bernard Chatman Crane and Maude Angela (Knepper) Crane, Frances was born in Pueblo, Colorado on June 10, 1921. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado at age 7 and graduated from Colorado Springs High School where she was a cheerleader. She attended Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas where she met and married Louis E. Duprez, a professional golfer, on February 4, 1940.
They moved to Los Angeles, California for Louis to play on the golf tour. However, because of World War II, the golf tour was suspended and the couple eventually moved to Colorado in 1944. They moved to Austin, Texas in 1956 where she was President of the Women of University Presbyterian Church. In 1963, Louis and Frances moved to Oklahoma City. Frances was President of the Art League, President of Oklahoma Hospitality, and was a member of the board of The Home of Redeeming Love.
Louis and Frances retired to Florida in 1980 and lived in Century Village in Pembroke Pines where Frances acted in the Repertory Theater and was a Rockette dancer. Louis passed away October 28, 1995, after 55 years of marriage. On December 29, 1996, Frances married Louis' best golf buddy, Murray Schulman. Murray died in September 2001.
Frances was preceded in death by her three sisters: Genevieve Black of California, Lucille Thornton of California, and Gertrude Siebers of Colorado. Frances is survived by two children: Carolyn D. Cottle (David) of Eustis, Florida; and Conrad L. Duprez (Judy) of Chickasha, Oklahoma; and Sheila K. Kehren, her travel companion to Europe and her "emergency auxiliary daughter."
Also, she is survived by five grandchildren: David W. Cottle, Jr. of Austin, Texas; Rand D. Cottle (Hongyun) of Albany, New York; Danielle Duprez of Chickasha, Oklahoma; Mitchell L. Duprez (Laura) of Norman, Oklahoma; and Emily Emmett (Philip) of Burleson, Texas. Her twelve great-grandchildren are: Will Cottle (Laura) of Spring, Texas; Chase L. Cottle of Austin, Texas; Hunter M. Cottle (engaged to Carly) of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Blake E. Cottle of Eustis, Florida; Sarah K. Cottle of Eustis, FL, their mother Monica L. Cottle of Eustis, FL; Brock W. Cottle of Albany, New York; Drake L. Cottle of Albany, New York; Miles Duprez, Tess Duprez, and Jane Frances Duprez of Norman, Oklahoma; Liam and Sutton Emmett of Burleson, Texas.
Frances was outgoing and welcoming. She loved entertaining, traveling and decorating. All will miss their wonderful Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma.
Published on April 1, 2016