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Frances M. McCloskey, 85, of Bannerville, died on Saturday October 15 at William Penn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lewistown.

She was born on September 13, 1937 in McClure, daughter of the late Bruce and Stella (Knepp) Romig. She was married to James A. McCloskey, who predeceased her on February 6, 2021.

Frances was a graduate of McClure High School. After graduating, she worked as a nanny in Bloomsburg. After her marriage, she was a stay-at-home mother.

Frances was a member of the United Methodist Church in Baker, McClure. She was an active member of McClure’s Women’s Club for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family at Sunday dinners, camping, reading and talking with friends.

Frances is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Josh Donaldson of Chambersburg; three grandchildren, JL and his wife Carli McCloskey, Kayla and her husband Cheran Beiler and Kristin McCloskey; seven great-grandchildren, Layton, Maci, Coleman, Eliza, Austin, Timothy and Stella; two brothers, Milton Romig and Martin Romig; one daughter-in-law, Lori McCloskey.

She was predeceased by one son, James McCloskey Jr.; a brother, Leroy Romig, killed in action in the Vietnam War; two sisters, Nora May Wray and Mary Rager; two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Romig and Terri Romig.

Family and friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 22 at the Pheasant Funeral Home, 130 S. Zechman St., Beavertown followed by the funeral service at noon with Pastors Kathy Mercado and Jim Jacobs officiating.

The family sincerely thanks the staff at William Penn Nursing Home for their support and friendship with our family over the past four years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to honor Frances’ memory may be made to Baker United Methodist Church, 2251 Fairview Road, McClure, PA 17841.


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