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Jeanette Frantz, 85 – Looked Forward to Family Beach Vacations

Jeanette Mildred Frantz, age 85, of Coaldale and formerly of Wadesville, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020, at her home.

Born in Reading on February 22, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Mills) Witchey and raised and loved by the late Michael and Cecila Garland.

Jeanette was a graduate of Saint Clair High School, Class of 1953. She worked at the Grace Shop and Juliette Bridal in Pottsville. Jeanette was a member of Wade Methodist Church in Saint Clair and the greatest joy in life was her family. She loved spending time together and always looked forward to the family’s yearly vacation at the beach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William E. Frantz on May 30, 2013, a son George Frantz, a grandson George Dougherty, a sister Jane Marie Heckman, and a brother Claude Davis.

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Jeanette is survived by her daughter Jane Ann Mickonis, with whom she lived with; three grandchildren: Robert Mickonis, Shawn Mickonis, and Jennifer Roehl; six great-grandchildren: Robby, Shawn, Kaylee, Abby, Molly, and Mikey; three brothers: Michael, James, and Richard Garland; two sisters: Darlene Eubert and Nancy Bridy; and nieces and nephews.

Services and interment will be held private due to the pandemic situation.

The Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home in Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to

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