Frances N. Neiler


Olean – Frances N. Neiler


            Frances N. Neiler, 98 of 116 South 8th Street, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at her home, as was her wish, surrounded by her loving family.


            Fran was born on Feb. 9, 1920 in Bessemer, AL and was a daughter of Thomas and Janie Fitzpatrick Nolen.  On Aug. 2, 1947, in Olean, she married her husband of 28 years, Ronald J. Flaim, who predeceased her on Sept. 30, 1975.  On May 10, 1980, in Olean she married, Gene F. Neiler, who predeceased her on April 18, 1994.


            Fran attended college at Anderson College in Anderson, IN for 1 year in 1944.  She moved to Olean in 1946.  Fran was employed by the Civil Service during World War II as a Dental Technician.  She worked as a Dental Techincian at Dr. J.E. Illig, DDS and Dr. W.W. Dudley, DDS in Olean for 30 years, until she retired in 1986.  Fran was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the St. Bonaventure Golf Club.  She enjoyed playing bridge.


            Fran is survived by; two sons, John T. (Trina) Flaim of Olean and David P. (Yolanda) Flaim of Angelton, TX; Fran's grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy, Ronnie, Emily, Jacque, Alison, Julie, Lisa, Henry, and Ella. She is lovingly remembered by Linda Flaim, Fran's life-long friend Virginia Hemmerly of Olean and many nieces and nephews. 


            Along with her loving husbands, Francis was predeceased by; 6 brothers and sisters.


            Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean on Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Susan K. Hadley, Pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany.


            In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Home Care and Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760, The American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, New York 13790, or to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 131 North 9th Street, Olean, New York 14760.  Online condolences may be made at