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Former Jacksonville University President Frances Bartlett Kinne died May 10 at the age of 102.

Frances Bartlett Kinne remembered for her ‘unquenchable optimism’

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Former Jacksonville University President Frances Bartlett Kinne died May 10 at the age of 102.

Fran Kinne and JU basketball legend Artis Gilmore at her 100th birthday party in 2016.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Fran Kinne and JU basketball legend Artis Gilmore at her 100th birthday party in 2016.

Kinne cuts down the nets after JU won the Sun Belt Conference basketball tournament in 1986.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne cuts down the nets after JU won the Sun Belt Conference basketball tournament in 1986.

Kinne is interviewed for Women's History Month in 2017.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne is interviewed for Women's History Month in 2017.

Kinne and Tim Cost, who would later become Jacksonville University president.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne and Tim Cost, who would later become Jacksonville University president.

Kinne and comedian Bob Hope, right.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne and comedian Bob Hope, right.

Kinne served as a U.S. Army hostess for the United Services Organization for three years during World War II.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne served as a U.S. Army hostess for the United Services Organization for three years during World War II.

Kinne at a concert in 2017.

Sunday, May 10, 2020 |

Kinne at a concert in 2017.

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