Frances ‘Fran’ (Stamper) Hauer, 75

Frances “Fran” (Stamper) Hauer, 75, of Lewes Del., unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2019, at Celebration Hospital in Florida. She was born in West Virginia on Aug. 29, 1943, to the late Juel and Inez Stamper.

Hauer worked as a secretary/receptionist at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, and as a bookkeeper for Graves Men’s Wear for many years. She was a member of many organizations, including the Elks Lodge.

She loved her family and friends, and spending time with them. She was an avid bingo player, and enjoyed traveling and visiting Disney World with family. She also enjoyed birdwatching, especially hummingbirds.

Hauer was preceded in death by her husband, James Hauer; son Donald Martin; and sister, Jewel Bullins. She is survived by her son Dean Martin and his wife, Robin; three grandchildren, Richard Martin, Melissa Martin, and Christina Sharff and her husband, Steve; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Haley; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial will be held at her home on Stamper Drive in Lewes Del., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. She will be buried with her husband at Epworth Cemetery in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome, to the American Cancer Society or the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Condolences may be sent online at