Mrs. Frances J. Reeder, 86, formerly of 28 W. Seminary St., Mercersburg, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Falling Spring Nursing Center, Chambersburg. Born January 31, 1927 at Mercersburg, she was a daughter of the late Fred Kershner and Hazel Bowers Atherton. As a young woman she worked at the former Heisey Orchards. Along with her husband, Eugene F. "Bun" Reeder, she owned and operated the Mansion House and later Reeder's Restaurant both of Mercersburg. She last worked at the Mercersburg Moose Lodge as a cook for over 20 years and also at the Foot of the Mountain Restaurant. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliaries of VFW Post 6241 and American Legion Post #517 both of Mercersburg and Women of the Moose. She enjoyed cooking and her family. Surviving are two daughters, Lois J. "Doll" and husband Robert Brindle, Beverly M. and husband Bernie Houck, a son, Richard E. and wife Audrey Reeder all of Greencastle, and a son, John K. and wife Cindy Reeder of Mercersburg. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren , 4 great great grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. In addition to her husband who passed away May 3, 1984, Frances was preceded in death by 1 sister and 2 brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday March 11th at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg with Pastor Floyd E. Myers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. Viewing 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. www.lininger-fries.com
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Published in Public Opinion on Mar. 9, 2013