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Obituary: Frances A. Outram

Frances A. Outram was born Frances A. Williams in Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) to Margaret and Frank Williams Sr. were she lived with her five siblings, Frank,Willie, Clifford, Duval, Ethal and her step dad “Papa Dad Brown,”(all preceded her in death). She remained on Hildred Ave. in Columbus for 27 years.

Frances attended the Ohio State University where she met her husband of 30 years Robert Arthur Outram (preceded her in death). The two had three children-Barry of Fort Lauderdale, Arthur of Boca Raton and Denise of NYC.  They resided on Bragg St. in Dayton, Ohio until 1950 when Robert took a engineering job with Sperry Inc, at  which time they moved to 138th St. in NYC, and from there to Great Neck, then to Westbury.

Frances (affectionately known as “sis” to close friends and family), worked as an administrative assistant at North Shore Hospital Manhasset for many years and later worked for over 12 years as an administrative assistant in the Manhasset Great Neck EOC where she blossomed, starting and operating the Manhasset Great Neck Thrift shop, providing clothing to the needy. The program/shop was so successful it was duplicated throughout EOC’s in Nassau County.

Frances was a loving , caring generous lady, a dedicated member of Jack and Jill, a member of the Westbury Church of the Advent, an active member of the Westbury NAACP (where her son Arthur served as president) and a NAACP National life member. In addition she was a member of the league of woman voters and a regular poll worker in Westbury, and attended Martin Luther King’s March on Washington in 1964.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children Barry, Arthur, Denise, grand children Marc, Arthur Jr., Shereice and Avita, and great grandchildren Marcus and Camron, in addition a host of nieces and nephews and friends throughout the United States.