Frances Isabel Herb, 81, of 104 Gap Street, Valley View, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
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She was born on Monday, Jan. 19, 1931, in Valley View, a daughter of the late Harrison and Tillie (Schwalm) Stutzman Updegrave.
She was a 1948 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School; where she was the class treasurer and the 1st May Queen.
She was a seamstress in area garment factories prior to her retirement.
She was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.
Frances enjoyed sewing and made beautiful clothing for her family.
She was preceded in death by three brothers Leroy Stutzman, Lloyd Stutzman, and Frank Stutzman; and by two sisters Lillian Reider and Lucille Geist.
She is survived by her husband Forrest I. Herb, to whom she was married for 61 years.
She is also survived by two sons Thomas R. Herb and his wife Lisa of Lewisberry and Jack S. Herb and his wife Tina of Harrisburg; two daughters Diane L. Romberger and her husband Harold of Valley View and Barbara A. Herb of Millersburg; four grandsons Nicholas Herb, Daniel Romberger, Jared Wolfgang, and Bryson Herb; a granddaughter Alexa Romberger; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, on Tuesday, Dec. 4, with Rev. Duane Bardo officiating. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, was in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com.
Buffington-Reed Funeral Home
200 West Main Street
Valley View, PA 17983
Published in The News Item on Dec. 6, 2012