Funeral services for Frances A. McCoy, age 94, of Neligh, will be held Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with Father Pat Nields officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Ewing. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 8, from 5 until 7 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church with a wake service at 7 p.m. 

Frances died May 3, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. 

Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at


Frances Alice (Kruntorad/Bollwitt) McCoy was born Oct. 3, 1924, to Frank and Dorothy (Harris) Kruntorad at Ewing. Frances attended rural schools in Wheeler County, south of Ewing, and graduated from Wheeler County High School in 1942. 

On Dec. 19, 1942, she married Richard W. Bollwitt. They had three children, Beverly, Linda and Richard Dean. 

After the return of Richard W. from WWII, Frances and Richard farmed for several years and also ran a dry goods store after moving to Ewing. They moved to Neligh in 1955, and after Richard W. was severely injured in 1957, Frances went to work out of the home at Wanek Drug, Dr. Peetz’s office, at a steakhouse in Neligh and Oakdale and Dr. Barr’s office in Tilden. 

Frances married Leon McCoy on Nov. 3, 1979, and she also worked in his real estate and tax prep office. She and Leon liked to travel. Frances’s hands were always busy cooking, crocheting hundreds of items for the family and friends. Making and quilting at least 100 quilts or quilted or embroidering items. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church since 1955.

She is survived by her children, Beverly (Leland) Hoepfinger of Bainbridge Island, Wash., Linda Wingate of Neligh and Richard “Richie” (Sue) Bollwitt of Seward; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Audrey Campanile and sister-in-law, Ruby Kruntorad.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lyle Kruntorad and sister, Doris Rotert.

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