Mary Frances ìFranî Gordon, 79, of Saluda, passed away Wednesday, December 17 at her home due to a sudden illness. Born in Sylva, NC, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude Wilson Corhn. She was also preceded in death by a son, Robin ìRobî Gordon and a daughter, Cheryl Kienker.
She had lived most of her life in Henderson County and had retired from Nypro following over 20 years with the company. She was of the Catholic faith. Outside of her career, her primary devotion was to her family.
Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul; her son, Chris Gordon and his wife Kay of Saluda; four grandchildren, Sarah Mobley, Christopher Gordon, Anna Hawthorne and Paul Kienker; two great-grandchildren, Liam and Lily Mobley, an expected great-grandchild, Lyla Kienker, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 PM Friday, December 19, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Martin Schratz will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 8:00 pm Thursday, December 18, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. To offer condolences online please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.