Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield with burial in the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor Melinda Stonebraker will officiate the service. The Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield is in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: May be directed to the Francine Combs Memorial Fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Francine Ernestine Combs was born July 11, 1920, the daughter of Cecil Allen and Angele Elisa (Petitjean) Stedman in France. She passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Greenfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 102.
Francine was four months old when she came to the United States. She graduated from Greenfield High School and lived her entire life in Greenfield. She married John Frank Combs on March 6, 1941 and to this union four sons were born: John, Dan, David and Dennis.
Francine worked as a waitress in Greenfield and started her career in 1938 at Joy Ann’s, then at the Phoenix Café in Greenfield. Through the years she worked at the Maid-Rite, Bon’s Bakehouse and the Nodaway Diner. She retired at the age of 84 in 2004. She was active in the Greenfield United Methodist Church, Red Cross Blood Mobile and American Legion/V.F.W. She did an enormous amount of volunteering throughout her life, she was a very caring, giving lovely lady!
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frank in 1986; and brother, Dan Stedman.
She is survived by her four sons, John Combs and wife Phyllis of Mason City, Iowa, Dan Combs and wife Martha of Ardon City, North Carolina, David Combs and wife Vicki of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Dennis Combs and wife Nancy of Newton, Iowa; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.