In Loving Memory of


09/20/1950 - 09/18/2013

Sarah Frances Ford Spohn, 62, Alachua, passed from this life into the welcoming arms of her God on Wednesday September 18, 2013 in Gainesville, FL.

She was born in Sumter, S.C. on September 20, 1950, but spent most of her life in Alachua County Florida.  Working for Santa Fe College as an Office Manager in the Counseling Office, she touched many lives through the years.  Fran’s life was one of kindness and service to others, and she made friends wherever she went.  Her sweet smile and happy personality were truly a blessing to all who knew her.

Fran was a devoted Christian woman and longtime member of the Alachua Church of Christ.  She was proud of her heritage and was a member of the Edward Winslow Colony, Florida Descendants of the Mayflower Society.

She is survived by her son, Kennon Keith Johnson (Kelly), Montgomery AL;  grandson, Kyle Edward Johnson, Montgomery AL;  sister, Suzanne Adams (John), Tallahassee, FL; brother, Doug Waters (Melanie), Ocala FL; father Jack Waters, Gainesville FL; 2 nieces and 2 nephews and 3 great-nieces and 5 great-nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband Ted Spohn and her mother Dorothy Waters.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a local chapter of the American Cancer Society or to the Amanda Marie Dennard Scholarship Fund in care of the Timberlane Church of Christ, 3569 Timberlane School Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Spohn will be on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 11am in the Chapel in the Meadows inside Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, 4100 NW 39th Ave.  Burial will follow in the Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, FL. There will be a visitation on Friday from 5:00pm-7pm at the Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

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  1. Sue Harris at · Reply

    Fran was a devoted person to her family and SF College, I know she will be missed. I remember her Mother, and Father as Fran introduced me to her Mom because before working at Santa Fe I had been a hair dresser and was doing Fran’s hair and then she asked if I would personally go to her Mom’s home and do her hair, and of course I did because I could never turn away anyone. I remember when Mr. and Mrs. Waters had their 50th Wedding Anniversay, what a glorious celebration. I will miss you Frannie. I know she is in a better place and she finally made it there smiling because she is with her best friend and true mate, Ted. You will always be in my heart, Sue

  2. Rodney Estes at · Reply

    I attended elementary school with Frances. We were in the same class. I’m sorry to hear about her passing. My prayers to her family for their loss.

  3. Sally Waters at · Reply

    Aunt Fran had such a loving heart, we will miss her but know she is in heaven with our dear MawMaw.

  4. Lorraine Guynn at · Reply

    Fran..I am going to miss you so much. You were always such an inspiration to me. You were beautiful inside and out..I’m going to miss that beautiful voice in church and that laugh of yours. You are not suffering anymore and we all know you are in a much better place.. You will always be in my heart..☺♥♥

  5. Charles Schuttig at · Reply

    May Fran’s loving family and friends know that God’s Word the Bible gives assurance that those sleeping in death will live again. May you find comfort with the words found at Revelation 21:3-5.

  6. Teri Ross at · Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Frans passing

    I am trying to locate her son Keith, please if you know keith please give him my email [email protected] tel him he knows me via Ted thank you

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