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FRANCES E. ZINK "Frankie"  

Frances E. "Frankie" Zink passed way in her Arlington, Virginia home on June 22, 2013. "Frankie" was an Indiana girl whose roots trace back to the founding of Purdue University, from which she was a graduate. Raised by her widowed mother, Frankie developed into a strong, independent woman who championed women's rights. She frequently contributed to relevant political and social causes. Frankie was an active and avid volunteer. She graciously gave of her time to volunteer organizations all over the Washington, DC area. Frankie was active well into her 90's, thriving on friendships with retired Air Force acquaintances, members of Cherrydale United Methodist Church and various Arlington neighborhood groups. She was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her and will be sorely missed.
Survivors include her husband 72 years, Harry J. Zink; two children, Sharon and Bill; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11 a.m. at the Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, donations to a has been suggested by the family.

Published in The Washington Post from June 27 to June 29, 2013
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