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Marie C. (Wagner) Franks

September 25, 1927 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 92)


Marie C. (Wagner) Franks, 92, formerly of Bern Township, loving wife, mother,  grandmother, and sister,  passed away Wednesday, December 11th in Maidencreek Place, Maidencreek Township.

She was married for sixty five loving years to the late Irvin H. Franks who passed away May 29, 2012.

Born in Hamlin, Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late Forrest Wagner and Gertrude (Meyer) Wagner.

She was a member of Epler’s United Church of Christ in Bern Twp.

She was formerly employed by Diener’s Knitting Mill in Leesport, Berks Career and Technology Center, West, and Ontelaunee Orchards.

 She was the PA State Women’s Archery Champion and enjoyed her summer home in Sherwood Forest, Delaware.

She enjoyed fishing with her late husband Irvin, cooking, and crocheting.

Surviving are three children, Allen I. Franks and wife Mary Franks of Mohnton, June L. Gilmer of Leesport, and Bradley W. Franks and wife Michele Franks of Robesonia.

There are four grandchildren, Beth Martin, Corey Gilmer, and Clint and Blake Franks.

Also, three step grandchildren, Jennifer Tschirky, Adrienne Krass, and Robert Neff.

There are fifteen great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

She is survived by a brother, Forrest Wagner of Robesonia.

She is predeceased by siblings, Carrie Moyer, Anna Hoffert, Eleanor Miller, Cora Moyer, Roy Wagner, and Dora Marks.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 18th at 11 AM in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, 206 N. Main St., Bernville with Pastor Gary Rarick officiating.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday morning from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Interment will follow in Epler’s Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epler’s UCC, 1151 West Leesport Rd., Leesport, PA 19533.




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December 18, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kirkoff Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Bernville, PA 19506

Funeral Service
December 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Kirkoff Funeral Home
206 North Main Street
Bernville, PA 19506

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