Obituary Notice: Frances Jean Mencer

Obituary Notice: Frances Jean Mencer (Provided photo)

Frances Jean Mencer, 88, of Woodland went to be with her Lord early in the morning on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Penn Highlands, DuBois.

Mrs. Mencer was born May 19, 1929 in Herndon, the daughter of Earl and Esther (Kelley) Meadville Kirkpatrick.

She was a graduate of Bellwood Antis High School in the class of 1947. Prior to her marriage, she was employed by the Veterans Administration Hospital of Altoona.

Mrs. Mencer was a member of the Wesleyan Faith Holiness Church of Bigler, which she and her husband pioneered in the 1960’s. She loved her Lord and her church family.

She is survived by her husband, Russell L. Mencer, to whom she was married April 24, 1954 at Bellwood. They have celebrated 63 years together.

She is survived by two children, Karen Evans and her husband, Rex of Clearfield and David Mencer and his wife, Karen of Woodland and four granddaughters, Stephanie and Jennifer Mencer of Woodland, Margaret Stigall and her husband, Jeb of Osceola Mills and Miriam Seward and her husband, Ben of Jordan, Ark.

She is also survived by four great-grandsons, Austin, Evan, Caleb and Isaac Stigall; a great-granddaughter, Regan Elizabeth Mencer; a sister, Iva Forshey and her husband, Dean of Altoona; a brother, Albert Kirkpatrick of Altoona; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William Meadville and Earl and Irvin Kirkpatrick; and two sisters, Shirley Kirkpatrick and Phyllis Strouse.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc. of Clearfield with her son-in-law, Pastor Rex Evans officiating. Burial will be at Bradford Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of services at the funeral home. 

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Wesleyan Faith Holiness Church, c/o Karen Evans, 427 Hemlock Rd., Clearfield, PA 16830.

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