Mary Frances Embleau, “Fran,” passed away on June 3, 2018 at age 79. She was born on October 1, 1938 in Kansas City, KS. She is preceded in death by her father, Donald Scott, mother, Eva Stevens, son Joseph Embleau, three brothers and a sister. Fran is survived by her son, Scott Embleau and wife, Mary; daughter Dawn Embleau; daughter Laura Edwards and husband, Mike. Fran is also survived by four grandsons, Connor Embleau, Daniel and Ryan Edwards, and Kyle Coker. She is survived by one granddaughter, Caroline Embleau, and one great-grandson, Nikolai Coker. Fran suffered from a complicated childhood sickness that had lasting impacts. Despite these challenges at an early age, Fran was the last to survive of her five family siblings. Fran learned early the importance of an attitude of gratefulness and optimism. Fran was a kind, caring, light-hearted mother and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her family, and enjoyed singing, dancing and art. Her tender smile and cheerful, carefree outlook will not easily be forgotten. A small memorial service will be planned by the family in the near future. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christian City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (

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  1. Mom, I love and miss you. You were a wonderful mother and friend who always put others before yourself. Your adventurous, loving spirit will be remembered and missed. I miss the laughter and our talks. You helped me face life challenges with optimism and positivity. You were truly an angel on earth and I was truly blessed to be able to call you my mother. Love you and miss you everyday,

  2. I occasionally read the AJC online, and saw where Joe had passed away. I was looking for news about his accident today, and found this. I am so sorry for your loss. Fran was a wonderful lady, and I have fond memories of her.
    Seeing Joe’s obituary in the Atlanta Journal was a shock. He was such a happy go lucky guy and a true gentleman. Your mom and Joe are together now with Jesus. May God give your family peace as you go through this time if sorrow.

  3. I had the fortunate opportunity to know Fran for 26 years and to call her mother in law for the last 21. Her simple, caring and positive approach to life is something that I always admired about her, and will truly miss. She had a deep love for her family, and her children and grandchildren put a sparkle in her eye and overwhelming love in her heart. She was so loved by the entire family, and will be sorely missed. Until we meet again, dear Fran.

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