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Frances N. Rupert

Jan 19, 2009

Frances N. Rupert, 82, of 1980 Route 405, Muncy, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.

Born in the village of Leolyn on February 3, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Edna (Hurlbert) Barnes.

Frances was employed as a sander for 17 years with Rochelle Furniture Manufacturing of Montgomery, retiring in 2002. For many years she also worked at McDonald’s in South Williamsport, as well as working as a waitress at the Bower-Decker Post #251 American Legion in Montgomery, where she was a member of the ladies auxiliary.

She was also a member of the Muncy Valley Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #866 and the 40/8 S.O.L. Club in Williamsport. Frances was a sports enthusiast and thoroughly enjoyed cheering for her favorites, the Philadelphia Eagles football team and driver Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR circuit. She also liked to go dancing and took several bus trips to Atlantic City.

Frances was a member of New Life Church, Pennsdale.

Surviving are one son, Larry M. Rupert, Sr. of Goldsboro, N.C.; two daughters, Charlotte L. Warner of Montgomery and Deborah A. Moore of Muncy; three brothers, Arthur Barnes of Roaring Branch and Elwin “But” Barnes and Steve Barnes, both of Canton; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by one sister, Cristina Saunders; one brother, Lawrence Barnes; and a great-great-grandson, Lawrence, who died in infancy.

Friends will be received on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Officiating will be her pastor, Rev. Robert A. Lauver. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the New Life Church, 1006 Village Road, Pennsdale, PA 17756 or a charity of one’s choice.