Frances C. Sawyer

Published 11:56 am Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Virginia Beach-Frances C. Sawyer, 83, of Virginia Beach, passed away December 5, 2011 at Beth Sholom.

Born in Albarmarle County, VA, she was the daughter of the late John and Margaret Rittenhouse.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Besier (Frank), her son, Mark Sawyer (Elizabeth), grandchildren, Hannah Sawyer, Troy Cox, Rebecca Myrtle and Nicholas Hilleary, great-grandchildren Brittany Morgan, and Bodhi Deane, great great-grandchildren, Mylie and Kayleigh Morgan, a sister, Barbara Raymond (Don) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Leonard D. Myrtle.

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Beth Sholom Home for their care and support.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 1 PM at Black Creek Baptist Church, 24163 Vicksville Rd., Franklin, VA with Pastor Gregory Kitts officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CHKD or Beth Sholom. Condolences may be offered to the family at