Frances J. Reeder, 86

JAN. 31, 1927-MARCH 7, 2013

March 07, 2013
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Mrs. Frances J. Reeder, 86, formerly of 28 W. Seminary St. in Mercersburg, Pa., passed away Thursday March 7, 2013, at Falling Spring Nursing Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Born Jan. 31, 1927, in Mercersburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred Kershner and Hazel Bowers Atherton.

As a young woman, she worked at the former Heisey Orchards. Along with her husband, Eugene F. "Bun" Reeder, she owned and operated the Mansion House and later Reeder's Restaurant, both of Mercersburg. She last worked at the Mercersburg Moose Lodge as a cook for more than 20 years and also at the Foot of the Mountain Restaurant.

She was a member of the ladies auxiliaries of VFW Post 6241 and American Legion Post 517, both of Mercersburg, and Women of the Moose.

She enjoyed cooking and her family.

She is survived by two daughters, Lois J. "Doll" and husband, Robert Brindle, and Beverly M. and husband, Bernie Houck; and a son, Richard E. and wife, Audrey Reeder, all of Greencastle, a son, John K. and wife, Cindy Reeder, of Mercersburg; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters; and three brothers.

In addition to her husband, who passed away May 3, 1984, Frances was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg, with Pastor Floyd E. Myers officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

The viewing will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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