Frances P. Hull, an Ithaca resident since 1936, passed away at Beechtree Care Center on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at the age of 97.

Born in Margaretville, New York on September 3, 1913, Frances was the daughter of Cecil and Edna (Hill) Polley. For many years she was employed as a bookkeeper with Rocco Longo, CPA in Ithaca.


As a young lady Frances was active in the First Presbyterian Church, Ithaca PTA, and Cub Scouts. She created many treasures with her crewel embroidery and crocheting talents. Working on crossword and jigsaw puzzles and reading were favorite pastimes but nothing brought her more pleasure than spending time with family.


In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Hull in 1987 and a brother, Chan Polley in 1991. She is survived by one son, John C. (Maureen) Hull, Jr of Livingston, MT; two daughters, Kathryn (Fred) Hoffman of Arab, AL and Carolyn Whetstone of Interlaken; one brother, Ernest (Doris) Polley of Silver Springs, MD; five grandchildren, Michael and Christine Hallam, Scott (Mariola) Burns, Tiffany Hull, and John C Hull, III; two great-grandchildren, William and Kevin Burns; many nieces and nephews and a close friend, Connie Wilcox.


The family will be present to receive friends from 10:30 11:00 am on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St, Trumansburg. Services will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. John Kotun officiating. Prayers of Committal will follow at the Willow Glen Cemetery in Dryden.


The family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Frances memory to kindly consider Friends of the Library, 509 Esty St, Ithaca, NY 14850.