Frances J. Mellinger, 96, Wernersville, retired from Boscov’s, enjoyed quilting, cooking

By on November 25, 2014

Frances J. Mellinger, 96, of Wernersville, formerly of Wyomissing, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in the Phoebe Berks Health Care Center.

She was the wife of Russell B. Mellinger, who passed away Sept. 5, 2003, after 64 years of marriage. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances (Petrovich) Withers.

Frances retired from Boscov’s West as the manager of the Boys Department. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, fishing and cooking.

She is survived by four sons: Byron M., husband of Maggie, Wyomissing; R. Martin, Bern Township; Scott A., husband of Debra, Robeson Township; and Philip T., husband of Mary Lynn, Ellicott City, Md.; six grandchildren; and a sister: Gloria Ogan.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Leroy Withers.

Services were held Nov. 22 at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, Denver, with Byron Mellinger officiating. Interment followed in the Lincoln Cemetery, Apple St., Ephrata.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, 1 Heidelberg Dr., Wernersville, PA 19565. The family would like to thank Phoebe Berks for their loving care and support these many years.

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

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