Died- November 29, 2012
Frances Isabel Herb, 81, of 104 Gap St., Valley View, passed away Thursday at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Monday, Jan. 19, 1931, in Valley View, a daughter of the late Harrison and Tillie Schwalm Stutzman Updegrave.
She was a 1948 graduate of the former Hegins Township High School, where she was the class treasurer and the first May Queen.
She was a seamstress in area garment factories prior to her retirement.
She was a lifelong member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View.
Frances enjoyed sewing and made beautiful clothing for her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and enjoyed shopping for her grandchildren. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leroy Stutzman, Lloyd Stutzman and Frank Stutzman; and two sisters, Lillian Reider and Lucille Geist.
She is survived by her husband, Forrest I. Herb, to whom she was married for 61 years.
She is also survived by two sons, Thomas R. Herb and his wife, Lisa, Lewisberry, and Jack S. Herb and his wife, Tina, Harrisburg; two daughters, Diane L. Romberger and her husband, Harold, Valley View, and Barbara A. Herb, Millersburg; four grandsons, Nicholas Herb, Daniel Romberger, Jared Wolfgang and Bryson Herb; a granddaughter, Alexa Romberger; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View, with the Rev. Duane Bardo officiating. A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Valley View. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 221, Valley View, PA 17983. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com
Published in Republican & Herald on December 1, 2012, Saturday