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Frances Anne Wenzel, formerly of Mathews, died peacefully at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax on March 3, 2019 after suffering declining health in recent years.  

She was born in Huntington, West Virginia, on July 23, 1927, the daughter of Dr. Robert Stuart Van Metre and Helen Smith Van Metre.

A graduate of both Huntington High School (1945) and West Virginia University (1949), she spent her life as a devoted homemaker, living in California, New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

During her 18 years in Mathews, she enjoyed an active social life and volunteering at the Watermen’s Museum in York- town, among other pursuits.

Her husband of 53 years, Edwin Stuart Wenzel Jr., predeceased her in 2004.

She is survived by her loving son, Edwin Stuart Wenzel III of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and daughter, Susan Carter Wenzel of Oakton.