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Frances Clare Dwyer

December 14, 1944 — January 23, 2023

Frances Dwyer of Mountain Home, Arkansas, passed away January 23, 2023 at the age of 78. She was born December 14, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of George and Mary Toomey. She married her lifelong sweetheart, Dennis Dwyer on March 9, 1963, in Chicago. Fran was the proud mother of Erin (Scott) Beebe, Dennis (Katie), and Emmett. Fran was a cherished and beaming grandmother to Marty, Kevin, Connie, Emmett and Sarah; devoted sister, to Mary Prince, Bunny Hamburg, Florence Ackerman, Janet (Jim) Frain, George (Karla) Toomey, and BJ (Marian) Toomey and preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister, Antoinette Barr.

Fran and Den, lifelong Southsiders, moved to their dream home in Mountain Home Arkansas in 1997. After Fran's professional career as a people person with IRS Taxpayer Services ended, her devotion to helping others inspired her to open a tax preparation business for many in Mountain Home. For many years, both Fran and Den were active members of the Oakland/Promise Land Volunteer Fire Department; Fran was the tanker driver. After Den’s passing in July of 2014, she became an honorary member of the Twin Lakes Retired Police Association. Her devotion to the community extended to being an active member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church.

Fran spent a lifetime baking and sewing for both family and friends. If you were lucky enough to watch a Chicago Sport with her, whether in Chicago (with her White Sox season tickets) or at home in the living room, it was like you were there in the middle of the action. Her sport enthusiasm extended to the other Chicago teams (Bears and the Bulls).

Visitation will be Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home with a Vigil Service at 6:00 pm. A Funeral Mass for Frances will be Monday, January 30, 2023, 10:00 am, at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, with Father Norbert Rappold, as Celebrant. Entombment will be in the Kirby's Tucker Memorial Mausoleum, Mountain Home, Arkansas. The funeral mass will be live streamed at , click on “Mass Videos” and then “Live”.
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Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Monday, January 30, 2023

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St. Peter The Fisherman Catholic Church

249 Dyer Street, Mountain Home, AR 72653

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