Mary Frances Singer

January 11, 1940 - February 5, 2019
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Mary Frances Koban Singer, 79, of Angleton, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded in love by family and friends on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, after a brief battle with cancer.

Mary Frances was born in Galveston (BOI) on January 11, 1940. She was the first of four girls born to Ernest and Mary Frances Koban and became known as “Sissy” to all of her family. She attended La Marque High School, where she met the love of her life, Stanley Adam Singer. They graduated together in 1958 and married shortly thereafter on June 3, 1960. Their dream of having a family came true when Roy, Cynthia, and Gary were born. After graduating from The University of Houston, Mary Frances quickly became a teacher for the Angleton Independent School District. Teaching was her passion, and she served as the Title One teacher for Westside Elementary School and later Frontier Elementary, mentoring many new teachers and touching the lives of countless students during her 33-year tenure before ultimately retiring in 2002. Mary Frances remained a strong supporter of Angleton athletics even after retirement, often attending football, basketball, and softball games, both home and away. She was an avid Texas Longhorn fan, traveling to Austin for many football games throughout the years, and she also logged numerous miles on the road to watch her grandchildren compete in a variety of sporting competitions.

Mary Frances was a devoted Christian and long -time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was the cornerstone of her family and opened her heart and home to numerous people during her life, incorporating them into a large extended family. She was a phenomenal cook, and her homemade doughnuts and cinnamon rolls were always demanded on holidays and at family gatherings. Mary Frances enjoyed traveling, especially cruises to tropical beaches; was an expert shopper and bargain-hunter; and could always be found socializing around town with her many friends and former students. She enjoyed working outside in her yard and taking a ride to the beach to watch a full moon rise over the ocean. She was spunky and sassy, and her brightly colored clothes and “bling” perfectly reflected her outlook of living life to the fullest.

Mary Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Frances Koban. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Stanley Singer; son, Roy Singer, and wife, Lorrie, of Round Rock, TX; daughter, Cynthia Singer Silveira, and husband, Joseph, of Tracy, CA; and son, Gary Singer, and wife, Amanda, of Bulverde, TX. She is also survived by grandchildren: Allan Silveira; Tyler Singer and wife, Karlee; Cory Singer and fiancé, Thea; Jessica Singer; Kyle Silveira; and Kelsey Singer. Her three sisters, Ernestine Stewart and husband, Milton; Elizabeth “Libby” Smith and husband, Larry; and Linda Hanson and husband, Ronnie, will miss her dearly, as will her numerous nieces, nephews, close friends, and loved ones.
Mary Frances’ family will receive visitors from 9:00 until 11:00 am, Friday, February 8, at St. John Lutheran Church in Angleton. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am, followed by a reception at The Pavilion at the Angleton History Center. Graveside service will be held at 3:30 pm at La Marque Cemetery in La Marque, TX.

Pallbearers will be Allan and Kyle Silveira, Tyler and Cory Singer, Keith Pesnell, and Steve Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Ronald McDonald House, The American Cancer Society, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. John’s Lutheran Church

2227 N Downing

Angleton, TX 77515


Service Information

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

St. John’s Lutheran Church

2227 N Downing

Angleton, TX 77515

979-849-7253


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm

La Marque Cemetery

1709 S Oak

La Marque, TX 77568


Donation Information

American Cancer Society

Phone: 800.227.2345

Gulf Coast Region
P O Box 570127
Houston, TX 77257-0127
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Phone: 1-800-873-6983

501 St Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959
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The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston

301 14th Street
Galveston, Texas 77550-2611
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Born: January 11, 1940
 
June 18, 1999
Grandma and her first 3 grandkids
Grandma and her first 3 grandkids
Died: February 5, 2019

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Lisa posted on 2/14/19

May God's promise at John 5:28,29 of a future resurrection bring you comfort. Until that time comes, he assures us at Psalm 34:18 that he "is close to the brokenhearted" and "saves those who are crushed in spirit." So he understands your pain and grief and is eager to help you by giving you the strength you need to cope during this most difficult time. (Philippians 4:13)

 

Nancy Bierhalter McGilbery posted on 2/8/19

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear wife, mother, and grandmother. May the Lord comfort and strengthen you in the days to come. Mr. Singer, I have thought fondly of you many times over the years. Thank you for patiently teaching me the "new math".

 

John Blankenship posted on 2/8/19

Stanley, So Sorry for Your loss. I just heard about the funeral. Sorry I couldn't make it. God Bless You and Your Family. John

 

John Blankenship posted on 2/8/19

Stanley, So Sorry for Your loss, I just now heard about the funeral. Sorry I couldn't make it. God Bless You and Your Family John

 

Buddy Schumann posted on 2/8/19

In memory of Mary Frances Singer, Buddy Schumann lit a candle

 

Buddy Schumann posted on 2/8/19

Sorry to hear of Mary Frances passing. I did not know her personnaly, but did know her family when I was younger. We went to Trinity Lutheran Church in La Marque where they were members also. Her family was a cornerstone in that church. Peace be with the families at this time. Buddy (Albert III} Schumann

 

Debbie Barich posted on 2/8/19

Dear Mr. Singer, Roy, Gary, and Cynthia: I am praying for you all during this time, especially today as you gather for the service. I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you through with peace and comfort. Sincerely, Debbie Adams Barich

 

Beverly Braddy posted on 2/8/19

Sending my heartfelt sympathy during this very difficult time to Stanley and the entire family. You are in my prayers. May God hold Mary Frances in his loving arms and bring you peace during this difficult time.

 

Dorothy Horner posted on 2/7/19

Mary Frances was a fine girl when I knew her in high school, and became such a wonderful woman. With her cheerful nature and yet unfailingly responsible, I feel privileged to have known her.

 

Charles Stager posted on 2/7/19

Mary Francis you will be miss. I enjoyed having you as a classmate through high school and the many reunions together that followed.Looks like our group is slowly fading away. Bye for now, will meet you on the other side to Edie our reunions. Charlie Stager

 

Libby Crosby posted on 2/7/19

Stanley, My prayers are with you and your family as you travel through this terrible loss. Mary Frances and I were teammates on the basket ball team. She was a fierce completer. May our Lord hold you in his hands and give you much comfort. Libby Lightfoot Crosby

 

Clifford Robinson posted on 2/7/19

Dear Stanley and family, Phyllis and I are so sorry for your loss. We have so many fond memories of all our good times together. You are all in our prayers. Much love, Phyllis and Cliff Robinson

 

Kayla Wiley posted on 2/7/19

Dearest Singer Clan, I’m saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I remember her fondly & especially her ‘sass’. Heaven has gained another angel far too soon but trust she will remain watching over you until you meet her once again. Love, Hugs & Deepest Sympathy, Kayla Wiley.

 

Junette Woller posted on 2/7/19

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mary Frances was always a bright spot in any day. Junette Kirkham Woller - LMHS class of 1957

 

Rose Mary Otte-Smith posted on 2/7/19

My sincere condolences to Stanley and his wonderful family. Mary Frances was a dear friend to me since our days of walking to school together from 1st grade on to 2nd at Lamar Elementary. She was a kind and caring person and she will be missed by me and all her classmates if LMHS CLASS OF 1958. RIP Dear Friend❤️

 

Annette Heye posted on 2/7/19

My sisters, Linda and Janie, and I are saddened to learn about the passing of Mary Frances. Although many years have passed since we were together last, my memory of her and her family have stayed with me these last 7 decades. And, I do remember her dating Stanley! You will miss her each and every day but the memories...and the pictures, remain as reminders of relationships and love. Our prayers for peace and comfort are with you . With love, Annette Heye 214.585.2119

 

Deborah Judd Orr posted on 2/7/19

Heaven has truly been blessed with a very special lady. I will miss running in to her around town. My heart aches for Mr. Singer, Roy, Cynthia and Gary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad and difficult time.

 

Mary Warren posted on 2/6/19

Mr Singer, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know you lost the LOVE of your life. Please know You and your sweet family are in my prayers. Love & Prayers Mary Warren Hendershot

 

Julie Morgan posted on 2/6/19

Bless your family in this time of mourning. I remember your wonderful laugh and your bright spirit. I will miss you. You raised a wonderful family and leave this world full of your love and hope that will follow them until you meet again.

 

Cynthia S. Hancock posted on 2/6/19

Am so sorry to hear of Mary Frances passing. She was a joy to work with at Frontier Elementary when Ifirst moved to Texas. She inspired and gave much joy to those who works with her. My thoughts and prayers are with Stanley and family during this time of loss. ❤️

 

Colleen Beacom posted on 2/6/19

Enjoyed are great talks at Physical therapy, you will be missed but never forgotten ❤

 

Janis Deroche posted on 2/6/19

To a woman that has truly been blessed by so much love that she gave and has come back in return to her. I only met you once, but knew from the start you are very special. The love shared by your family and friends is remarkable. May you rest in eternal peace. In closing, Thank You for your wonderful daughter Cynthia. To Cynthia and your family, my heart and prayers are with you during a very difficult time. Lean on friends and family and keep the wonderful memories of your Mom close to your heart and she will be with you always. Much Love, Janis

 

Paula Hunt Sweeney posted on 2/5/19

What a special lady! I am so glad Cynthia and Penni became good friends so the rest of us could become long time family friends. We have all laughed so much together as friends. Mrs. Singer was such an important part of our lives. She gave me advice as a young wife and more recently as a new grandmother. She always kept me on my toes because she checked in for updates and gave pep talks when needed. I can hear her wonderful laugh that makes me smile just thinking about it. What a legacy she has left. I know she has now heard, “Well done.”

 

Debby Radler posted on 2/5/19

In memory of Mary Frances Singer, Debby Radler lit a candle

 

CP posted on 2/5/19

My condolences to the family. When loosing a loved one it can be unbearable. That is why God has provided scriptures in the Bible to help ones cope with the loss. In the Bible book of Isaiah 25:8 Jehovah God promises soon to "swallow up death forever." He also promises to bring back those who have fallen asleep in death (Acts 24:15). In a little while longer this kind of pain will be a thing of the past (Revelations 21:4). May these scriptures bring you comfort in this difficult time

 

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