Frances Louise Mishler

June 25, 1955 - April 17, 2022
Frances Louise Mishler

Frances Louise Mishler (Smith), 66, of Port Richey, passed away on April 17, 2022 leaving her daughter, Amanda; son-in law, Darren; two grandsons; and siblings, Katie and Mike. Frances was born in Indianapolis, IN on June 25, 1955 and made lifelong friends at Warren Central High School. She graduated in 1977 with a BS in Communications from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN which is also where she met her husband, William “Bill” Mishler (and they married one week after graduation!).

Frances became a retail buyer for L.S. Ayres after college until she decided to focus on being a mom for her two daughters. She and her family moved from Indiana to Naples, FL in 1991 and in 1993 she and her husband opened Great Florida Insurance in Port Richey, FL. Frances also flexed her creative skills by operating various side businesses throughout her life making gift baskets, stained glass and mosaic art.

She enjoyed fishing and swimming with her husband in Naples, FL, eating seafood, loving her many furry friends (Willy, Mimi, Romeo, Ginger, and Lady), and spending as much time as possible with her two silly grandsons.  She starts this next journey joining her parents; husband (William Mishler 1955-2012); and youngest daughter (Laura Mishler 1983-2021). Fran will be missed by many for her sarcastic sense of humor and kindness she gave to all throughout her life.

A viewing is being held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Michel’s & Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey, FL from 10:00 am-11:00 am with memorial services beginning at 11:00 am. Flowers, donations to Gulfside Hospice or the Ocean Conservatory are suggested by the family.


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  • April 20, 2022
    The Feagle Family says:
    Fran had a wonderful sense of humor and loved her family more than anything. She will be greatly missed by many. Amanda, Darren, Henry and Bailey ~ you are in our prayers in this tough time. We love you all!

  • April 20, 2022
    Daniel Borovsky says:
    I remember talking to Fran a few times over the last couple years. She was always happy to talk about anything and we laughed throughout. Rest peacefully, Fran.

  • April 20, 2022
    Shane Van Gorden says:
    Fran was always a joy to be around. She put up with my shenanigans during many events at the Mishler residence and always laughed as a result. She will be missed.

  • April 20, 2022
    Brigitte flowers says:
    I was with Fran for 2 years!! Fran, I will miss you and I will never watch our show again, Chicago PD! That was our show. I love you and I will miss you more than words can ever explain.

  • April 21, 2022
    Judy Holzworth says:
    Fran was a great person to talk to. She was wonderful to my daughter who is to this day best friends with Amanda. She was a caring person and I love both Fran and Bill! They were wonderful people. She will be greatly missed.