Frannie Stites was instrumental in creating and building our extensive fitness program in Dowagiac. She taught classes for the COA at several locations throughout Dowagiac and even helped campaign and raise funds to build Front Street Crossing.


She was also a talented musician that played many instruments. Throughout the years, Frannie and her husband Denny have entertained audiences at our holiday dinners and during the Christmas Parade in Dowagiac. She was an outstanding performer and kept the crowd laughing with her jokes in between songs.


Thank you Frannie for always embodying the COA spirit. Her beautiful smile and outgoing personality will be deeply missed

COA Staff