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Maureen Diane Franks of Wayne Maureen Diane Franks (nee Loweree), 60, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 after battling a very aggressive form of lung cancer since May. Born in Flushing, N.Y., Mrs. Franks was raised in Long Island and later lived in Wayne. She graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School in 1970 and subsequently earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from West Chester University in 1974. In 1975, she married J. Scott Franks. The two met during their studies at West Chester and quickly fell in love. He proposed right after graduation. Mr. Franks moved on to become president of Ketchum Advertising, managing director of Earle Palmer Brown and CEO / Chairman of Tierney Communications in Philadelphia before launching an entrepreneurial career path as COO of Azuna 3D Media Company. Mrs. Franks was a dedicated secondary school teacher with a passion for American history, who frequently substituted at Owen J. Roberts and Twin Valley School Districts. She was an avid reader of fictional novels and enjoyed spending summers at the beach in Ocean City, N.J. with her family. She had a love for travel and frequented the Caribbean islands. A dog lover, Mrs. Franks had a particular affection for dachshunds, especially her own dog, Fritz. She also enjoyed working out at her local gym. She had a fantastic sense of humor and incredibly positive view on life. Above all else, she was a loving and devoted mother to two girls. She is survived by her two daughters, Suzanne and Nancy. She is also survived by her mother, Dorothy Loweree (nee Gadder) and her siblings, Michelle Mensinger, Linda Lander and Richard Loweree. She was predeceased by her father, Richard Loweree. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at The Donohue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, (610) 989-9600. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Elizabeth Church, 100 Fellowship Road, Chester Springs. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 5 South Franklin Street, New Ulm, MN 56073. Online condolences www.donohuefuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 14, 2012
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