Sandra S. Franke (1934 - 2017)

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Sandra S. Franke, age 82, Franke Road, Grampian, Pa., died Monday, March 20, 2017, at Christ the King Manor.
Born Sept. 21, 1934, in Clearfield, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary (Rhinehart) Stewart.
On Dec. 12, 1969, she married Herman F. Franke. He survives.
Sandra worked as an insurance agent for her father's business, formerly the Stewart Agency, early in her career. Later, she worked for various insurance agencies in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
She was a member of the Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church and was the first woman member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association (P.A.A.). She loved to travel.
Sandra is survived by five children: Gary Franke and his wife, Debra of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Kenneth Franke and his wife, Anne of Kutztown, Pa.; Richard Franke and his wife, Necia of Fort Worth, Texas; Patricia O'Donnell and her husband, Larry of Sicklerville, N.J.; and Paul Franke and his wife, Mary Jo of Avon Lakes, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Stewart of Miamisburg, Ohio; and a sister, Sylvia Kinzler of Chambersburg, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her brother, William Stewart.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Pastor Kenneth Zitsch officiating.
Burial will be in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Salvation Army, 119 South Jared Street, DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express on Mar. 22, 2017