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MaryFran Meekison


MaryFran Meekison, American writer. Recipient Special citation Courier Alumnae magazine, others, President's medal, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1991; named Citizen of Year, Napoleain Area Chamber of Commerce, 1990; named to St. Mary's College Athletic Hall of Fame Notre Dame, 2001.


Meekison, MaryFran was born on April 9, 1919 in Napoleon, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Frank J. and Elizabeth (Keyes) Shaff.


Student, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana, 1939.


History writer, photographer, Napoleon, since 1963, St. Augustine Church, since 1983. Citizen committee Napoleon Area High School Award, since 2005.


  • Author: (photographer or many written articles, plus awards at juried shows) Canal Days to Modern Ways Revisited, 1984, History of St. Augustine's 1882-1982, History of St. Augustine Church, 1983, centennial edition. (brochure) Canal Days to Modern Ways, 1963. Member editorial advisory board Courier magazine, 1989-1991.

    Class reporter, Courier Alumnae Magazine, since 1944, contributor articles to magazines.


Steering committee Napoleon Susquicentennial, 1984. Trustee Napoleon Public library, 1976-1901. Member Alumnae Association St. Mary's College (board directors 1985-1991), Literary Club.


  • Other Interests

    Tennis, sailing.


Married David Meekison, June 17, 1939. Children: Maureen Meekison Houppert, David Francis, Beth Annual.