Margaret M. Franks

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  • "Our prayers and thought. So sorry for your loss. My mother..."
  • "TO Peggy's Family, I am so sorry for your loss your Mom was..."
    - kathleen deatrich
  • "There is nothing that can replace a Mother's Love for her..."
    - monica smith/meyer
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    - Marcy Mallory
  • "So sorry for your loss Paul. Know you are in my thoughts."
    - Mary Gomez
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Margaret M. Franks, 89, of Ashland, passed away June 8 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Schuylkill Haven.

Born in Girardville, Aug. 22, 1924, she was a daughter of the late James and Mame Conway Gaughan.

She attended Girardville schools and graduated from Butler Township High School.

Margaret was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Ashland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Franks, in 1989; a brother, James Gaughan; and a sister, Colette Landers.

Surviving are two sons, John Franks, husband of Mary, Newark, Del., and Paul Franks, Hollywood, Calif.; two daughters, Colette Walacavage, Ashland, and Lenore Davies and her companion, James O'Connor, Ashland; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Ashland, with the Rev. John Bambrick officiating. Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, Fountain Springs. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Hose Company, Fifth and Walnut streets, Ashland. Memorial contributions can be made to Rest Haven Nursing Home, 401 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on Aug. 13, 2014