In loving memory of

Frances K. Van Buren
August 28, 1919 - September 30, 2020

Family and friends may visit on Sunday October 4, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here:

Frances K. Van Buren, 101, of Port Ewen, NY passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at The Thompson House in Rhinebeck, NY. She was born August 28, 1919 in Amsterdam, NY, daughter of the late Arthur and Julia Richter. She was married to Huyler "Hipe" Van Buren, Huyler passed away on September 5, 2000.

Fran was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. She had been employed by Halpern Manufacturing in the old Trailways building on Broadway in Kingston, and Bob Steele's in the Town of Ulster.

She is survived by her daughter Lori Edge and her husband Robert "Bob" Edge, Jr. of Port Ewen, her sister, Joyce Richter of Port Ewen, her sister in law, Dorothy Connolly of CT, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Fran is predeceased by her siblings, Arthur Richter and Virginia MacDowell. The family would like to thank the staff and nurses at The Thompson House for taking such good care of Fran.

Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, NY 12401, where family and friends may visit on Sunday October 4, 2020 from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like to attend, please reserve your space here: The funeral service and burial in Montrepose Cemetery will be held privately.

Donations may be made in Fran's memory to: The Thompson House, 6525 Spring Brook Ave, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. A tribute for Fran can be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.


Ron Smith wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May you find comfort in knowing others do share in your loss this day. Remember that life has only changed not ended. Our God who loved and sustained Frances in this life now holds her in his arms forever. It was my pleasure to bring communion to Frances and visit with her many times. She was such a sweet lady and was always ready to receive the body and blood of he Lord. God bless you in the days ahead. Ron Smith Redeemer Lutheran Church"

Tom Tierney wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

" Lori and Bob, What a wonderful life your Mom had. Many good times with her in PorI Ewen. on Doris Street. Linda and I spoke of her often. Great memories! Those great memories will get us all through these difficult days. ahead. May you and Bob be assured that she at peace and with those she loved and will be with you forever.. Tom Tierney"

Deborah Carlino Mcgowan wrote on Oct 3, 2020:

"Iam Soo sorry for your loss, Fran was like my second mom as a teenager. Her & Hipe opened up their house to me an always made me feel like part of the family! Rest In Peace and give Hipe a hug for me?"

Bill Green wrote on Oct 1, 2020:

"Lori, Bob and Family, we are sorry for your loss, and it is always so hard to say goodbye. But even in the midst of loss, my hope is that we can celebrate that Fran had such a wonderful and loving family to support her. As a good friend and Lutheran pastor told me, 'She has left here and entered the Church Triumphant." You will continue to be in our prayers. -Bill, Karla, Ella, Mattie and Owen Green "