In Loving Memory Of Frances F. Hiebert -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Priscilla Papers
Volume: PP 13:2 (Spring 1999)
Article: In Loving Memory Of Frances F. Hiebert
Author: Anonymous

In Loving Memory Of Frances F. Hiebert

Frances Hiebert, a long-time friend of CBE, passed away on April 16 after a battle with breast cancer. She and her husband Paul considered CBE a very important part of their lives, as it gave them a voice in helping young women follow their God-given calls and ministries. Frances’ contributions to Priscilla Papers include Why We’ve Missed the Mark (Spr ‘89); Imagery for God in the Old Testament (Spr/Sum ‘92); Good News for Wmenis Good News for Men (Sum ‘93); and Cultural and Ideological Influences on the Role of Women (Sum ‘98).

Frances Flaming was born on August 22, 1934, at El Reno, Oklahoma. She had the lasting memory that at the age of four she went to the altar at revival services in her church and accepted Christ as her personal savior. This commitment to following him remained the dominant motivation throughout her life.

Frances graduated from Corn Bible Academy and studied at Tabor College, where she met Paul Hiebert. In 1954 they were married. In 1960 Frances and Paul sailed to India with two daughters to serve as missionaries in Bible and pastoral training. Their son was born during their years of ministry.

Frances completed her BA at Kansas State University, her MA in Bible at Fuller Theological Seminary, and her Doctor of Ministries in Missions at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She served on the Mennonite Brethren Board of Missions and Services for nine years, as Director of Women’s Ministries at Fuller, and as Director of International Student Affairs at Trinity. She published widely in the area of missions and women’s ministries.

Frances leaves behind her husband, three children, three children by marriage, and five grandchildren. Above all she leaves behind the fruit of her ministry which was to serve the Lord all her life.

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