Frances E. Claudy, 102, F & M Hat Co. retiree, oldest Reinholds VFW Auxiliary life member

By on December 28, 2016

Frances E. Claudy, 102, of Stevens, formerly of Reinholds and Denver, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Gardens at Stevens Nursing Home.

She was born in Denver to the late John and Ida (Killian) Fassnacht, and was the wife of the late Charles W. “Woody” Claudy, who passed away in 2003.

Frances was the oldest member of the Faith United Evangelical Church in Denver. She was also the oldest, and a life member, of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Reinholds VFW Post #6759. Frances worked for the F & M Hat Company for 50 years before retiring.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters: Grace, Katherine, Sadie, and Susan.

Services were held Dec. 28 at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Pastor Joseph A. Veres officiating. Interment took place in the Swamp Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Frances’ memory may be made to Faith United Evangelical Lutheran Church, 357 Walnut St., Denver, PA 17517.

A special thank you to the staff at Gardens at Stevens Nursing Home.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at


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