Frances S. Eskritt, 64, Whispering Pines, Plover, an award-winning volunteer, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. Glenn Bremer officiating. Cremation will follow.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. Monday until the services.
Mrs. Eskritt was born July 10, 1936, in Hudson, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ruby (Colbeth) Benoy. At the age of 8, she moved with her parents to Chetek. She graduated from Chetek High School in 1955.
She worked for a time in Eau Claire and came to Stevens Point in 1957. She did clerical work for the Kickapoo Fertilizer Co. until 1974 when she moved to Walworth, returning to Stevens Point in 1979.
She was married to Arlene Eskritt on Feb. 2, 1980. He died Nov. 12, 1982.
Since 1983 she was a volunteer for area community services, include the Portage County Department on Aging, Portage County Health and Humans Services Advisory Committee, Meals on Wheels, Portage County Community Options Planning Committee, Portage County Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, Community Friends Program and Americans with Disabilities Act Transportation Advisory Committee.
She was awarded the Portage County Wellness Award in 1988 and the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award in 1990.
Survivors include one brother, Bruce Benoy, Milwaukee; one sister, Marie Burmeister, Southgate, Mich.; one stepson, Robert Eskritt, Florida; and three stepdaughters, Elaine (Robert) Engel, Kingwood, Texas, Marilyn (Wayne) Johnson, Dearborn Heights, Mich., Sue (Roman) Hintz, Plover.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Clarence, and one infant sister.