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Jane E. Franek, 76

June 18, 2009

DEC. 7, 1932-JUNE 15, 2009

EPHRATA, Pa. -- Jane Elizabeth Franek, 76, of Ephrata, and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, June 15, 2009, at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa.

Born Dec. 7, 1932, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Clifford E. and Ethel Lee (Good) Rice.

Mrs. Franek was a devoted wife and homemaker, and a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Hagerstown, and most recently attended Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in New Holland, Pa.

She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin D. Franek, with whom she would have celebrated their 39th anniversary in September; one daughter, Gayle L. (Weagly) Cote and husband, Peter Cote, M.D., of Ephrata; one son, George C. Weagly of Hagerstown; four grandchildren, Aaron Cote, Ph.D. and wife, Kelly, Esq., Celeste Cote, Pharm D, Justin Cote and wife, Rachelle, and Simon Cote; six great-grandchildren, Bridget Cote, Colin Cote, Keely Cote, Austin Cote, Mya Cote and Blake Cote; one sister, Luella Eckstine of Hagerstown; four brothers, Richard J. Rice of Baltimore, Max E. Rice of Pickering, Ohio, and Lynn Rice and Donald Rice, both of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

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In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Rice.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with Brother William Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends one hour before services at the funeral home.

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