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Frances G. Krichten

SPRING GROVE Frances G. Krichten, 86, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 16, 2013, at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., while visiting her sister. Born on Wednesday, April 20, 1927, in Hanover, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Louise Sullivan Shearer. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Carroll J. Krichten, who died in 1983; and a sister, Betty L. Bream. Fran was a 1945 graduate of Eichelberger High School and was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She was a former employee of the Hanover Wire Cloth and of The Children's Development Center in Abbottstown. Known to families and friends as Frances, Fran, Franie, Mom, Nana, Momma Nana, Gertie, or Franci, she enjoyed life to the fullest and will always be remembered for her kind heart and supportive nature. She almost always remembered everyone on their special day. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Lee Kauffman and her husband, Ray of Chesapeake, Va., and Carol Zumbrum and her husband, Chuck of Spring Grove; two grandchildren, Justin Kauffman, and Melissa McFall Rivera and her husband, Paul; one great-granddaughter, Mira Rivera; a sister, Nancy P. Ozdemir; sisters-in-law, Mil, Gloria, Janet, Gladys, Mary, and Sis; two step-grandchildren, Frank and Todd; six step great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and her 'bestest' friend since grade school, Mary Lawrence. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with the Rev. E. Edward Keyser officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor. Burial will be private in Rest Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church Organ Restoration, 30 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331; or -York Division, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements are under the care of Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., Hanover. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.PanebakerFuneralHome.com

Funeral Home

Panebaker Funeral Home
311 Broadway Street Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 634-5194

Published in Evening Sun on Sept. 22, 2013
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