Obituary Notice: Grace E. Francemore

Obituary Notice: Grace E. Francemore (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Grace E. Francemore (Provided photo)

Grace E. Francemore, 98, of Clearfield and resident of Knickerbocker Villa, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.

She was born Sept. 28, 1915, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zemba) Kovach.

Mrs. Francemore was a school teacher at the Clearfield Area High School for 40 years, where she taught English, history, Latin and guidance. She assisted her husband, Joseph, with operating Francemore’s Market in Clearfield.

She also helped her father at his store, Kovach Clothing, in Curwensville.
She had attended the Curwensville Presbyterian Church and most recently the Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield.

She is survived by her son, Joseph M. Francemore of Clearfield; two sisters, Louise Kovach and Dorothy Larson, both of Erie; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Francemore, on June 8, 1992 and whom she wed July 4, 1954 in Altoona. She was also preceded in death by sister, Mary Jean Kuhn and two brothers, John and William Kovach.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with the Rev. Penney Rahm officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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