Francetta Stream, the daughter of Floyd and Margaret (Marsh) Fountain, was born April 26, 1927 at her parent’s home near Grand Junction, Iowa and departed this life September 11, 2019 at The Garden’s Retirement Community in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 92 years, 4 months and 15 days.
Francetta attended and graduated from the Grand Junction High School in 1945. She worked in the Bee & Herald Newspaper office until her marriage.
On March 27, 1948, Francetta Fountain was united in marriage to Marvin Stream at the Methodist Church in Jefferson. One son, Merritt was born to this union. After their marriage, Francetta and Marvin farmed near Churdan. Francetta loved to help farm with her husband and later her son. She loved gardening and planting her flowers. Her husband, Marvin, was a very good baseball player and played semi-pro ball in the area and Francetta attended all of his games even after their son was born. She enjoyed watching baseball and basketball games on TV in the evenings while crocheting many, many items for her and others. She loved to dance, play cards and sit and visit with family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling and spending many winters in Florida and Arizona.
Left to mourn her passing are her son, Merritt and wife Annette of Churdan, two grandsons, Jeffrey and his wife, Stacy, and Justin and his wife, Michelle, great-grandchildren; Nicholas, Wyatt, Justin (J.D.), Cayden and Chelsea Stream, all of Jefferson, a sister, Donna Smith and her husband, Bob, of Yreka California and many nephews and nieces. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, husband in 2004 and a brother, Darrell.
Funeral service were held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, September 16, 2019, at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson with Pastor Marilyn Millard of the Community of Christ Church officiating. Burial was made in the Highland Township Cemetery in Churdan. Recorded musical selections, “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace” were played at the service.
Serving as casket bearers were Tyler Tasler. Bruce Mobley, Mark Nelson, Mark Wright, Michael Roth and Charlie Hoskins.