In Memory of Theresa Emrick

The Emrick family and the St. Francis de Sales Faculty and Staff would like to thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  The passing of Theresa Emrick was a very difficult loss as she was not only a colleague but also a friend and a member of our St. Francis Family.


Many have asked what can we do for the Emrick family in their time of need.  Theresa’s husband Troy expressed that meal trains have already begun by other loved ones.  Mrs. Skinner and Mrs. Bockbrader who worked closely with Theresa offered Troy some other options or ways we could bring comfort to their family and it was decided that the St. Francis Family will help Troy with the planning and costs associated with their son Braden’s high school graduation party this spring/summer.  He said that is something that family would do, and since Theresa had begun working at SFS, it has always felt like family.  


If you would like to make a donation to help with Braden’s graduation and to honor Mrs.Emrick’s memory you may send a donation into the office labeled “Emrick Fund.”  You can also make a donation with PayPal using the link below.


Once again, we thank you for your love and support as we continue to pray for the Emrick family.

In Memory of Fran O'Neal

Mrs. Fran O’Neal, a beloved teacher at St. Francis for 25 years, passed away on
December 20. She was an inspiration for her students and colleagues alike. Fran
had very high standards. She was an exceptional English teacher and expected
great work of her students. She also commanded respect in the classroom.
“Gentlemen, I will write you up in triplicate,” was a line Fran used sparingly but
with great effect to calm down youthful exuberance.

To honor and memorialize her love of English and teaching, Fran and her husband
of 56 years, Bill, established the Fran A. O’Neal Scholarship Fund. It will benefit
deserving young men at St. Francis who have demonstrated great proficiencies
and interest in English and teaching.

Fran devoted her life devoted to her husband, her students, and her community.
In memory of Fran, contributions may be made to the high school through the
Fran A. O’Neal Scholarship.

Please share your address and contact information on the contribution form so
that Bill O’Neal may personally acknowledge your memorial contribution.

In Memory of David M. Walrod

In memory of David M. Walrod (March 14th, 2019), a memorial scholarship fund is being created to
continue the traditions of Saint Francis that he held so dear. A proud 1988
graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School, this scholarship fund will be used to
honor David’s legacy and to assist other future Knights to realize their potential as
David did.

He lived his life embodying the SFS motto “Be who you are and be that well”.
David’s impact on his family, friends, and community was immense and lasting.
His fierce loyalty and love will be missed and will be honored through this
In memory of David, contributions may be made through the St. Francis de Sales
School for the David M. Walrod Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Please share your address and contact information on the contribution form so
that the Walrod Family may personally acknowledge your memorial contribution.