August 12, 1932 ~ April 7, 2023

Born in: Carnegie, PA
Resided in: Carmel, IN

Frances T. O’Rourke, 90, of Carmel, IN, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2023.  She was born August 12, 1932, to James Dixon and Florence (Donovan) Head of Carnegie, PA.  Fran was a member of St. Pius X.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe O’Rourke; her parents, mentioned above; and brothers Bob and Jim; and sister Virginia Irr.

Fran is survived by her four children: Jay (Juane) O’Rourke – Allentown PA; Mimi (Tom) Kaehr – Carmel; Pat O’Rourke – Carmel and Dan (Laurie) O’Rourke – Cincinnati, OH.  She is also survived by 16 grandchildren; Donovan, Hailey & Jon O’Rourke; Madeline, Andy, Blaine, Nick, Luke & Audrey Kaehr; Kelly, Patrick, Sean & Molly O’Rourke; Brad, Katherine & Carly O’Rourke and 5 great grandchildren.

She graduated from St. Luke High School in 1950 and went to work as a Commercial Teller for Mellon Bank.  She spent most of her career working for Indiana National Bank until her retirement in 1992.  Fran enjoyed volunteering at Community Hospital and St. Augustine (Little Sisters of the Poor).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine (Little Sisters of the Poor), 2345 W. 86th St., Indpls, IN 46260 or Majestic Care of Carmel Resident Activities, 12999 N. Pennsylvania, Carmel, IN 46032.

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    The staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Fran had an open house for me when I was a teenager. She always welcomed me, encouraged me, laughed and talked. She took an interest in my difficult childhood. She so loved you Danny, and all your siblings. She lit up a room with her smile and her love for Joe was to be exemplified and admired. I loved their marriage. I loved their faith. I loved how they loved you kids. She will be missed.

  3. Fran (my mema) never failed to make me laugh. I loved whenever we would visit her and take her to Panera and Mejier (some of her favorite places). I miss her so much, but I couldn’t be more happy that she is reunited with Dodo in heaven. I’m so lucky to have had such an amazing grandmother and role model.

  4. Aunt Fran was so special to our family, always so fun to be around.
    She had a wonderful laugh, we will all miss her.

  5. Aunt Fran was always a joy, with a beautiful spirit. She was a light in my life. My heart is with her family.

  6. Sending prayers and love to you and your family. Your mom was always gracious and a little feisty ! I loved that about her.

  7. Dear Fran, one of my fondest memories of you was when we surprized you at Christmas and walked in the front door of your home were so taken back you dropped all the presents to hug us and welcome us home !! This was a wonderful memory of the spirit of Christmas in your heart !!..until we meet again, favorite mother in law !! Love and blond brownies for all ..Juane

  8. Fran will always have a special place in my heart. She was lively, sometimes opinionated, and was a real trooper. No one will ever forget her. And, we miss her already, but she’s achieved her reward, some place, in time, we all want to join her. My deepest condolences . . .

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