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Frank R Focht

July 3, 1938 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 82)


Frank R. Focht, age 82, of St. Paris, OH passed away at the Good Shepard Hospice, Lakeland, Florida on June 7, 2021 at 10:05 p.m.

Born on July 3, 1938 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Frank was the son to the late Russell and Dolores N. (Smith) Focht.

He is survived by his wife Sharon (Lyman) Focht whom he married on January 29, 1958.  Together they raised two sons:  Bryan (Diane) Focht of Celebration, Florida and Brent Focht who passed away in October 2019.  He was a loving grandfather to five grandchildren, Erin, Jennifer (Kevin), Kelly, Daphne and Ben (Laurel) and his great grandson Lucas.

In addition to his parents and son, his sister, Joann and daughter-in-law, Joette Focht, preceded him in death.

Frank graduated in 1956 from Bellefontaine High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg and Masters degree from Wright State. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960.  He was the Superintendent at Graham Local Schools until his retirement in 1990.  He also taught at Urbana University for many years.  Frank enjoyed playing golf, taking walks with his wife Sharon and meeting with friends daily for coffee and breakfast.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, Ohio with Reverend Dale Schaefer presiding. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, S. High Street, St. Paris, OH with military honors by the V.E.T.S. 

An evening of visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or Graham Community Foundation in C/O the Troy Foundations, 216 W. Franklin Street, Troy, Ohio 45373

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June 16, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Funeral Service
June 17, 2021

11:00 AM
Atkins-Shively Funeral Home
216 S. Springfield Street
Saint Paris, OH 43072

Interment following funeral service
June 17, 2021

Evergreen Cemetery
S High Street
St. Paris, OH 43072


Alzheimer's Association
31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton OH 45459

Graham Scholarship Foundation, c/o The Troy Foundation
216 W. Franklin Street, Troy OH 45373

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