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Ann M Fronk

March 15, 1941 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 81)


Mrs. Ann Marie Shells Fronk, age 81, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Prestige Care of Lewiston. She was born on March 15, 1941, in Cleveland, Ohio to Leo A. and Viola Mae Jasany Shells.

In 1974 Ann decided to uproot from her home in Ohio. She and six of her kids with a couple hundred dollars, in an old station wagon made the trip to Idaho to live with her mother in Harpster. She always went above and beyond for her family and her friends. Ann was a strong-willed woman or stubborn, some would say.

Ann is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Viola Shells; five brothers, Buddy Shells, Kenny Shells, Robert Shells, Gary Shells and Joel John Shells; her sister Theresa Derr; and son Kenneth Damon. 

She loved country music, especially Alan Jackson and had many hobbies which included quilting, crocheting, cross stitching embroidery and beading. Over the years she sold many of her crafts at the local county fair. She loved reading the daily newspaper, usually the morning tribune or the local county free press. She will be missed dearly, and her love will always remain in the hearts of those who knew her. 

Ann is survived by one brother, Mark Shells; two sons, Robert (Bob) Damon and Thomas Fronk Jr; four daughters Chrissanne Oliver, Lorainne McCullough, Debbie Henshaw, and Faith Weitzel. Her grandchildren Jessica and Joshua Swearingen; Cassy Strong and Johnathan Collico; Shelaine Starret and Tyler Damon; Angela McDade and Bethanne Oliver; Matthew Fronk and Allie Prickett; Michael and Mikala Damon; Chelsie Eckman; and Thomas, Marissa and Seth Fronk as well as many great grandkids.

A memorial service will be held in memory of Ann at 2:00 pm on June 25, 2022 at the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville followed by an internment at the Harpster Cemetery. A potluck will be held after the memorial at the Grangeville city park, under the pavilion. Family will join after the internment. You may submit a condolence to the family at


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Memorial Service
June 25, 2022

2:00 PM
Blackmer Funeral Home
305 North Mill St.
Grangeville, ID 83530

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