Frances Ann “Franny” (Robnett) Seward

August 23, 1919 - April 15, 2019

Frances Ann “Franny” (Robnett) Seward, 99, of Lincoln, passed peacefully into eternity with family members by her side on April 15, 2019. Born August 23, 1919, in Columbia, Mo., to Curtis and Cordell (Digges) Robnett. Franny attended the University of Missouri where she met Harry, husband of 71 years. At the end of the WWII, Harry and Franny made Lincoln their home, and these Missouri Tigers proudly wore Husker Red.

Franny was a proud wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and loyal friend. She was an active member in the community and a proud member of numerous organizations including Kappa Kappa Gamma, P.E.O Chapter DL, Phi Beta Kappa, Colonial Dames, Junior League, Lincoln Country Club, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lincoln Foundation and the Alumni Association of U of Missouri.

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Franny consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to her family and to others. She was always generous and resolute regarding her principles, character and integrity. Franny personified what it meant to be from “The Greatest Generation.”

She is survived by daughter, Cordy Crosby, New Hope, Pa.; son, spouse: Harry (Judy) Seward III, Lincoln; grandchildren, spouses: Andy (Emily) Seward, Elk River, Minn., Laurie (Kraig) Lofquist, Hastings; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Abigail, Noah Seward, Alexis and Brooke Lofquist. Preceded in death by husband Harry P. Seward Jr. and sister Harriet Robnett.

Memorial service: 11:30 a.m. Monday (4/22), in the chapel at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2110 Sheridan Blvd. Prior private interment, no visitation. Memorials to the Lincoln Foundation, Ten Mile Lake Association, or Westminster Presbyterian Church Foundation. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com.

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