Obituary: Frances M. Tavernaro


January 7, 1935 – May 20, 2022

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Frances M. TavernaroFrances M. Tavernaro, nee Kasman, age 87, of Lansing, IL passed away suddenly on Friday, May 20, 2022. Loving mother of Andrea (James) Hines, Gino Tavernaro, and the late Michael Angelo Tavernaro. Dear grandmother of James (Rachel) Hines Jr. and Nicole Hines; great-grandmother of Emily (William) Stair, Quinten Hines, Autumn Hines, and Riley Hines; and great-great-grandmother of James Hines and Weston Stair. Cherished sister of Bernice (late Gregory) Shanahan. Preceded in death by her parents Alphonse and Anna Kasman.

Visitation Tuesday, May 24, 2022, from 3 – 7 p.m. with a funeral service to be held at 7 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with Father William McFarland officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Lung Association. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at