Frona McCaslin

Frona Ruth McCaslin

1946 - 2020

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Frona Ruth McCaslin was born January 4th, 1946 and went to God on October 30th, 2020.

Mom will be missed. She was a mom, grandma, wife, teacher and friend. Mom graduated from The University of South Carolina and taught there too. She fought a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis and, most recently, breast cancer. Her wish was for others to benefit from the battles she fought. Her courage was astounding and continues to inspire us.

Mom was a gift that we will always cherish and love. She was selfless in so many ways. Always wanting to do things for her children, grandchildren and friends. She would always cheer all of us on. She would be there for advice and to cheer folks up when they needed it.

She would always say, “Live each day as if it were your last and love each day as if it were your first!” and “I love you more!” ended every conversation. She was a teacher of English and Spanish, but more than that she taught love. Love for her family and love for those in need. On Thanksgiving Day, each year, she went to downtown Columbia to feed, talk with, and listen to others who were in need before our family get together.

It is hard to put into words what it means to have known her. Suffice it to say, if you did know her, you knew what genuine love was, as she would tell you so and you would know by action. “Love you to the Moon and back… or Love you MORE” were her “go to” statements. She loved her cats too. She so appreciated her church family and others for always showing kindness to her. She spent many years packing food with her granddaughter and other members of her church to benefit others. Her caregivers were very special to her as well; they helped to keep her dignity and independence for years.

She was preceded in passing by her kind late husband, Michael McCaslin and her cherished brother, Gary Rich.

Surviving relatives include: Sari and Craig Ness, Joseph Ness, her only grandson, Jared and Patricia Magun, her two granddaughters, Gabriella and Zoe Magun and Jeff Magun.

A private family gathering will take place at a later date.

In her memory, live a life of loving one another, God’s greatest commandment. If you feel led, contribute to the MS society, an organization that helps animals, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choosing. Our beautiful mother would be humbled.

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