Kathryn Jean Frans

Jul 17, 2014

HICKORY — Kathryn Jean Frans, 85, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.

Born Feb. 7, 1929, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late Wilhemina Williams and Lee P. Frans.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory. A graduate of both Hickory High School and Lenoir Rhyne University, Jean went on to be the vice president of Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Frans Teeter, of Hickory; first cousin, Susan Bonham, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; five nephews, Lee Teeter, John Teeter, Frans Teeter, Jeff Brady and Colin Brady, all of Hickory; and a niece, Jean Patton, of Hickory.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 19, at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory. A private graveside service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Phillip Reynolds officiating.

Memorials may be made to Riddle Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 1399, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041, Sipes Orchard Home, 4431 County Home Rd., Conover, NC 28613 or Salvation Army, 750 3rd Ave. Pl., SE, Hickory, NC 28602.

A formal obituary will be written by Ms. Frans’ nephew.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of Kathryn Jean Frans and online condolences may be sent to www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com.