Gertrude G. Frankenfield, 92, nursery school teacher, Review retiree, enjoyed crossword puzzles,

By on May 24, 2017

Gertrude G. Frankenfield, 92, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Reading to the late Herbert E. and Grace E. (Gates) Pendleton, and was the wife of the late R. Donald Frankenfield, who passed away in 2015.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Ephrata. Gertrude was the valedictorian of the Class of 1942 at Ephrata High School. She was a nursery school teacher at the Ephrata Rec Center, worked at the gift shop at the Ephrata Cloister, and retired from The Ephrata Review. Gertrude enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles and reading.

She is survived by two daughters: Donna K., wife of Lee Demmy; Diane L., wife of Jake Stief Jr.; three grandchildren: Tammy, wife of Perry Saunders; Troy, husband of Jill Mundorff; Stacey, wife of Jonas McGallicher; and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters: Myrtle Albrecht and Betty Buchanan.

Services were held May 22 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata, with Pastor Walter S. Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gertrude’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604; or American Red Cross, 430 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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