Frances Marie (Frannie) Peterson, 87, of Russell, PA., died Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born February 1, 1926 in Warren, PA. to the late Walter Curtis and Grace Blair Curtis Gordon. She grew up in Pleasant Twp. and has resided in the Russell area most of her life and was formerly of Erie and Tidioute, PA. Frances was a 1944 graduate of Warren High School and was employed with the New Process Company, Erie City Mission, and Warren County Historical Society. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Red Hat Society. She loved the theatre arts, especially enjoyed dancing, her pets Max and Aggie. She was a very active and social person, who always left a smile on a person's face and truly enjoyed life.