Frances Carol “Frankie” Guzzardo
Frances Carol “Frankie” Guzzardo, 71, of Lincoln, passed away January 1, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Visitation will be from 10 AM until 12 Noon Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Lincoln Christian Church. Funeral services will follow at 12 Noon with Tim Searby officiating. Casual dress is requested. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery.
In honor of the life of Frankie Guzzardo, Guzzardo’s Italian Villa will be closed on Thursday, January 4, 2018.
Frankie was born February 19, 1946 in Charleston, WV., the daughter of James Robert and Elva Euleen (Elrod) Hallett. She married John Guzzardo on May 11, 1968 in Lincoln, IL.
She was baptized into the faith at Boulevard Church of Christ in Charleston, WV. Frankie attended Lincoln Christian College. She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church where she was active in Women’s Bible Study Groups. Frankie was co-owner of Guzzardo’s Italian Villa for several years. She was active in the community and was the co-chair for the Relay for Life, served on the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival committee, sat on the Board for Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, and the COPE (Children of Pokot Education) Board. She enjoyed ladies bible study, loved her friends and family, and loved to share her faith with everyone she came in contact with.
Surviving are her mother Elva Hallett of Lincoln; husband John Guzzardo of Lincoln; son Nick (Shelly) Guzzardo also of Lincoln; daughter Shelly (Richard) Corbin of Cedar Park, TX.; daughter Janelle (Arve) Kjoelen of Concord, NC; 14 grandchildren: Jennifer, Erin, Zach, Jonathan, Alli, Emily, Natalie, Zachary, Josh, JT, Julia, Aaliyah, Layla, Katelynn; 2 great grandchildren: Jaice and Addi; and sisters Nancy (Kenny) Sherren of Lincoln and Dottie (Terry) Janitz of Bonita Springs, FL.
She was preceded in death by her father James Hallett, brother Jimmy Hallett, mother and father in law Rose and Doc Guzzardo, and sister and brother in law Grace and Bob Ware.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to COPE (Children of Pokot Education Fund) or to the Local Impact Ministry at Lincoln Christian Church.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Safe Haven Hospice, Lincoln Christian Church family and friends, and numerous friends that are considered family for the love and care they showed during this difficult time.