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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Joan Frantz, 90 – Love Trips with Her Sisters

Joan Frantz, 90, of Mountain Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

Born on July 12, 1930 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Isabel Matthews Keefer.

She was a member of Hetzel’s Lutheran Church, Pine Grove.

Joan loved playing cards, bingo, going on trips with her sisters and spending time with her family.

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Preceding her in death were her husband of 64 years, Sterling S. Frantz; a son, John “Tic” Frantz; two sisters, Georgine English and Louise Dallago; a brother William Keefer.

Surviving are a daughter, Susan and husband Tom Umbenhauer of Pine Grove; a daughter-in-law Carol Frantz of Pine Grove; 5 grandchildren, John Frantz, Russell Frantz, Jennifer Kohr, Kristen Kohr, Neil Engelen; 7 great grandchildren, Derek Frantz, Morgan Frantz, Austin Frantz, Brayden Frantz, Christian Frantz, Tayden Spittler and Torin Spittler; and companion Rosie, her Boston Terrier.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family with SALM John Ziegler officiating. Interment will be in Hetzel’s Cemetery, Pine Grove.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, P. O. Box 332 Schuylkill Haven, Pa. 17972 in her memory.

The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is in charge of arrangements and you may send condolences online at

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