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Patricia Franz

March 22, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

FRANZ, Patricia Jane, 81, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the home of her daughter and loving caregiver Dr. Kathryn A. Franz.

Born May 20, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Paul Pogue and Grace Hill Pogue Anderson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather Roy Anderson.

Surviving are her husband of 44 years, Edward L. Franz and her daughter, Dr. Kathryn A. Franz both of Wheeling. Also surviving are several cousins and her special pets Annie and Spike.

Patricia was a graduate of West Alexander High School as well as Elliott's Business College in Wheeling. She was employed by the United Steelworkers District 23.

Patricia was a devoted wife, mother, and home maker. She cherished her time residing on the Pogue family farm 4 miles north of West Alexander PA. After moving to Wheeling in 1974 with her family her passion for gardening and hard work continued for many years.

Family and friends will be received for a Memorial Service at St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, 411 Kruger St., Wheeling on Saturday March 23rd at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Paul Schafer officiating.

Special thanks to Drs. Carol and Rick Greco as well as the staff of Valley Hospice for their assistance with Patricia's final journey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Hospice Foundation or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV (304.242.2311).

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