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Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home

1000 Broadway Greenville, OH 45331 (937) 548-1133

Piano or Organ Music

Piano or Organ Music

Opening Scriptural Sentences

Dying, Christ destroyed our death.
Rising, Christ restored our life.
Christ will come again in glory.
As in baptism Alice put on Christ,
so in Christ may Alice be clothed with glory.
Here and now, dear friends, we are God's children.
What we shall be has not yet been revealed;
but we know that when he appears, we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Those who have this hope purify themselves
as Christ is pure.

Invocation

O God, from whom all blessings flow, we come in great need of Your blessing. You and You alone know our broken hearts; You know the grief we experience. Out of our emptiness we come to You. Our reservoir of strength has been depleted; our souls are bare; our feelings are numb. Lord, we need You.

The seas of our life have been turbulent with sickness, pain, and separation. There have been times when we have cried out, “Why me?” We are filled with questions. We do not have the answers, so we come to You. Teach us to trust You, steady our faith so that in this darkness we may see Your light.

O God, grant that in all our grief we may turn to You. Grant us the peace of Your consolation and the joy of Your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

O God, from whom all blessings flow, we come in great need of Your blessing. You and You alone know our broken hearts; You know the grief we experience. Out of our emptiness we come to You. Our reservoir of strength has been depleted; our souls are bare; our feelings are numb. Lord, we need You.
O God, from whom all blessings flow, we come in great need of Your blessing. You and You alone know our broken hearts; You know the grief we experience. Out of our emptiness we come to You. Our reservoir of strength has been depleted; our souls are bare; our feelings are numb. Lord, we need You.
The seas of our life have been turbulent with sickness, pain, and separation. There have been times when we have cried out, “Why me?” We are filled with questions. We do not have the answers, so we come to You. Teach us to trust You, steady our faith so that in this darkness we may see Your light.
O God, grant that in all our grief we may turn to You. Grant us the peace of Your consolation and the joy of Your love. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Special Music

Cadenhead, Al, Jr. Minister’s Manual for Funerals. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1988. Print.
Special Music

Toni Shellabarger’s Daughters “Come Thou Fount”

Scripture Readings

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 NIV
A psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

John 14:1-7

John 14:1–7 NIV
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
John 14:1-

Eulogy

Franklin Frantom

Toni Shellabarger

Community Sharing

Obituary for Alice Ruth Frantom

Alice (McKibben) Frantom, 86, of Cape Coral, FL, and formally of Greenville passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Health Park Medical Center Ft. Myers Florida.
She was born outside of Greenville, Ohio a part of Darke County. She was born on May 8, 1931, a daughter to Don Herald McKibben and Igerna Eva Supinger McKibben. Her husband, Wilbur (Bud) Harrison Frantom predeceased her after 43 years of happiness. Both she and Bud taught many years in Darke County.
Alice was a student at Ansonia Schools and graduated from Ansonia High School in 1949. She went on to receive a B.S. Degree from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio, graduating Cum Laude in 1953. Later in 1961 she also earned a Masters Degree in Education with emphasis on Guidance and Counseling. She later was elected to Delta Kappa Gamma, an international honorary educational society. During her teaching career she was also honored to be listed in Who's Who Among Secondary Teaches in the United States.
She served for two years as Secretary-Treasurer of the Home Economics Division of the Ohio Vocation Association. A few years later she served a year as President of that same organization.
During her retirement years she volunteered 25 years at the Cape Coral Hospital accumulating 10,000 hours for that organization, a group of approximately six hundred members. She served several years as an officer, including President, for that group. Additionally she spent several years as Chairman of their Scholarship Committee. She continues to be part of their Past Presidents' Committee.
She has served on various committees during her years at Cypress Cove with her favorite being the Hospitality. Additionally she belonged to the Cypress Cove Chapel, a nondenominational religious organization.
Alice was retired from the Franklin Monroe Schools where she had taught for 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Greenville and the Cape Coral Hospital Auxiliary.
Prayer

Message

Christ’s Words of Comfort

FUNERAL MESSAGE
SUGGESTED SERMON
Christ’s Words of Comfort
Scripture:
Introduction: In times of sorrow and distress, we instinctively turn to the Bible, and very often to this passage. It has dried more tears, strengthened more hearts, and graced more funerals than perhaps any other passage excluding . Jesus spoke these words in the Upper Room on the eve of His crucifixion. His intention was to comfort the troubled hearts of His disciples, for the last verse of was a very troubling prediction to Peter: “Will you lay down your life for My sake? Most assuredly, I say to you, the rooster shall not crow till you have denied Me three times.” We are frail, fallible human beings, and we’re often filled with confusion, shame, guilt, or sorrow. Jesus knows. In His very next words, He gave reassurance.
1. The Peace Jesus Provides——“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.” He is telling us that we can take charge of our hearts. We can take control of our emotions and our attitudes. He is commanding us to “let not our hearts be troubled.” How can we endure trials without being troubled? We must trust Him with those things we don’t understand. We must “believe in God, believe also in Me.” As we do so, He pours peace into our troubled hearts (see ).
John 14:27 NIV
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
2. The Place Jesus Prepares——He is here promising us a home in heaven. The old versions say that Jesus is preparing for us a mansion. Some of the newer translations use another word, but don’t you think the smallest dwelling spot in heaven will be far greater than the finest mansion on earth? I still like that old word “mansion.” Furthermore, Christ here promises to return to earth, to come back for us, a promise that Paul amplifies in .
1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 NIV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
3. The Path Jesus Prescribes——The last two verses of this paragraph warn us that every road doesn’t lead to heaven. There’s only one way, one road, one plan of salvation. Peter later put it this way: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” ().
Acts 4:12 NIV
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Conclusion: Today we need the peace that Jesus provides. We’re eager for the place that Jesus is preparing. And we need to make sure we’re on the path that Jesus prescribed.
Morgan, Robert J. Nelson’s Annual Preacher’s Sourcebook. 2002 Edition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2001. Print.
Exported from Logos Bible Software, 8:31 PM February 9, 2018.

Benediction

Dear God of eternity, life is so precious to each of us that all that is within us says no to death. We see death as the dark, mysterious enemy that destroys the good that You have created.

Help us to see death as You see it: not the end but the beginning, not a wall but a doorway, not a dark road but a path that leads to eternal light and life.

We will miss our loved one, but we thank You, Lord, for memory. May our minds and hearts be filled with the wonderful recollections of the past.

Help our sadness to wear a smile as the passing of time wipes the tears away. Time can be a great physician, healing the void that we now feel.

Every life is a gift from You, dear Father. Thank You for sharing this special person’s life with us. We will cherish the memory forever. Amen.

Dear God of eternity, life is so precious to each of us that all that is within us says no to death. We see death as the dark, mysterious enemy that destroys the good that You have created.
Dear God of eternity, life is so precious to each of us that all that is within us says no to death. We see death as the dark, mysterious enemy that destroys the good that You have created.
Help us to see death as You see it: not the end but the beginning, not a wall but a doorway, not a dark road but a path that leads to eternal light and life.
We will miss our loved one, but we thank You, Lord, for memory. May our minds and hearts be filled with the wonderful recollections of the past.
Help our sadness to wear a smile as the passing of time wipes the tears away. Time can be a great physician, healing the void that we now feel.
Every life is a gift from You, dear Father. Thank You for sharing this special person’s life with us. We will cherish the memory forever. Amen.
Cadenhead, Al, Jr. Minister’s Manual for Funerals. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1988. Print.
Cadenhead, Al, Jr. Minister’s Manual for Funerals. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1988. Print.
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