Frances Warth

Frances Warth, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, January 28, 2023 at the Great River Medical Center Hospice House, West Burlington, IA.

A memorial service for Frances will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, February 3, at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend David H. Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, will officiate. Friends may call from 12 -8 PM on Thursday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM Thursday evening.

Memorials may be directed to the family for decisions to be made later. Online condolences may be directed to

Frances was born November 22, 1947 Sigourney, IA, the daughter of James and Miriam (Cathey) Pobanz. She moved with her family to Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1966. She worked on the line for the Mackay Envelope Company in Mt. Pleasant. She also was a bartender at several establishments, including the Iris Restaurant, the Lantern Lounge and the Cabaret.

Frances was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant. She enjoyed traveling, photography, old movies, music, reading and crocheting. She loved Scrabble, seldom taking a back seat to anyone. She was “Mom” and a mother figure to many of her friends and her children’s friends. A big fan of the Chicago Blackhawks Hockey Team, she loved to watch their games whenever she could. Frances seldom turned down the opportunity to instigate a practical joke, as she and her friends shared many a laugh over them.

Those thankful for sharing in Frances’ life include her two daughters – Rebecca “Becky” Warth of Mt. Pleasant and Beth Gaffney and her husband Mark of Chandler, AZ; a brother – Brian Pobanz and his wife Karen of Wayne, NJ; a sister – Carolyn Westbrooks of St. Louis, MO and two grandchildren – Dylan and Grace Gaffney.

Her parents and a sister – Catherine Gibson – precede Frances in death.