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Frances Delora HashPassing: November 6, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, November 17th @ 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, November 17th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, November 17th

MARICOPA, ARIZONA – Frances Delora Hash, 98, formerly of Oolitic, passed away November 6, 2023 at Anne’s Assisted Living in Maricopa, Arizona.

Born March 20, 1925, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Olman “Ollie” and Stella (Dowling) Cooper. She married Leland Elrod on October 28, 1942, and he preceded her in death February 24, 1969. She then married Norman Dale Hash on August 19, 1972, and he preceded her in death January 3, 2009.

Frances retired from Roberts Brass and had also worked at Reliance. She was a member of Oolitic Baptist Church. Frances loved sewing, quilting and doing crafts. She also loved flowers, plants, and spending time outdoors. Everyone was amazed that she could sew and put something together without a pattern. She was fun, witty, and a joy to spend time with.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Kay Elrod Pipher of Bloomington; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Norma Jean Cooper of Bedford.

Her parents; husbands; daughter, Carolyn Elrod Mann; a great-grandchild; and siblings, Carl Cooper, Helen Cooper, Lois York, Mildred Henley, Dale Cooper, Sue Lewis, Betty Lou Cooper, Jerry Cooper, Jack Cooper, and Norman Dean Cooper, preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Taylor Quinley officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral home.

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Cathy Hash | Bloomington Indiana
    Date: January 4, 2024
    Just found out of Fran’s passing. What a wonderful lady, always treated me so warmly. She took such good care of Dale, he couldn’t have had a better wife. You will be missed. I will see you again and we will have a long visit ❤
  2. Guest: Steve Lewis | Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Date: November 17, 2023
    Jan,Jean,family and friends of aunt Fran, you have my deepest sympathies. May God grant you peace and comfort on her passing. The time I spent in Mitchell when I was very young will always hold a very special place in my heart. The heavenly buttermilk biscuits Aunt Fran would bake were amazing. Love to you all. Steve (son of Carol Sue Cooper Lewis
  3. Guest: Netha King Wyman | Muncie
    Date: November 14, 2023
    Janice and Norma, The King Family of Kings Ridge went to school at Huron with Janice and Carolyn. Later I married into the family of Stella and Ollie Cooper. Ruby Dowling Bell, Stella's sister was my husband's grandmother. We are sorry to hear of your loss and send our sympathy to your family. Netha King Wyman Muncie, IN
  4. Guest: Joanne Johnson | Oolitic, IN
    Date: November 14, 2023
    So sad to hear one of our family's favorite neighbors has passed away. She & Dale were wonderful people & terrific to live by. They were like grandparents to our kids. No one will ever take their place. Praying for Jan & all the family. May The Lord flood you with beautiful memories and give you His peace. We love you.