A Sacred Moment


Frances (Kain) McJannet

October 26, 1924 - October 24, 2017

Frances (Kain) McJannet was the second of four children born in Seattle to a loving, strong Catholic and proudly Irish family in 1924. She attended Holy Names Academy. She met Frank at a Catholic dance shortly after WWII. They married on February 1, 1947 and started their life in Ballard and finally to North Seattle.  There they stayed for over 50 years and completed their family of 11 children, plus welcoming several foster children and later grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Fran was very involved with their children’s school and their church, Christ the King. She was involved in many aspects from PTA, to Marian Society to working the Pie Booth and Golden Garbage Room at the church's annual Fall Festival. 

Fran and Frank enjoyed square dancing for many years and playing bridge with family and friends. They took a memorable trip to Mexico City with Fran's siblings and spouses. Fran became a secretary for Allstate in the early 70s and enjoyed her work and friends she made there for 20 years.  After retirement, they traveled across country stopping to visit family and friends as they went. Fran loved her family very much and was always happy to go to any party, attend any play or event of her grandkids and would especially host or attend any picnic at Carkeek Park!  

Fran had a long, full and rich life. What she always treasured most were the people in her life. If you are reading this, you are one of her treasures and she and her family thank you!

Frances is surrounded in love by:
Fran (Kain) married Frank McJannet (deceased), Seattle
Sharie married Mark McLemore, Yakima
  Angela Freemantle and Matt Warren
       Adam Freemantle
  Kyle Freemantle married Carol Storch
Bill married Sher, Kent
   Paul married to Laurel
Mary Rose (deceased) married Mike Nale, Everett
    Sean Mathias married Natasha
         Riley Basher
    Donia Northquist
Peggy (deceased) married John Marks El Cajon, CA
     Erik Marks
    Cora married Stuart Douglass
   (John N. Marks) decease
Francie (deceased) married Ed Hoyer Windsor, CT
     Brian married Amanda Carlin
     Khara, Windsor CT
     Jesse Boston MA
Sarah married Eric Rasmussen, Tacoma
    Tim married Genay Tucker
    Mike married Alexandria
Jean Ann, Seattle
    Alicia Stevens  married Yorik Stevens-Wajda,
    Heather Sample
Patrick married Jenny Helena, MT
Kate, Shoreline
   Christina Oglesby
Donna, Seattle
Frank (Rocky) married Jillian, Seattle

Fran is survived by her siblings:
Wilma Routt, Kirkland

Mike and Donna Kain, Nipoma, CA
Kay and Chuck Maehren, Lake City



A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 10th at Christ the King Church. Mass will be at 11:00 am, followed by a reception.

Graveside service will be at Holyrood Cemetery at 2:00 pm

Christ the King Church 405 N 117th Street Seattle, WA 98133

(on the corner of 117th St and Dayton Ave.)

See the map below.


In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to Fran's second home, Christ the King Church.




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