Marguerite E. “Betty” Frank

Marguerite E. “Betty” Frank, 92, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Lynch Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, November 19, 2012 at Elk Haven.

She was born June 21, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Charles and Helena Kuellertz Ambuske.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1938.  She was a retired employee of Speer Carbon and was an employee of the former G. C. Murphy Co.

On April 7, 1945 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Raymond B. “Goona” Frank who preceded her in death on September 24, 1996.

Mrs. Frank is survived by two daughters, Christine (Byron) Haberberger of St. Marys, Sally (Ronald) Smith of Summerville, PA; three sons, Raymond C. (Mary Ellen) Frank of St. Marys, Glenn E. (Kerrin) Frank of Burlington, MA, Timothy Frank of St. Marys; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Rebecca “Becky” Frank in 2010, two sisters, Dorothy Geitner and Helen Timm; and a brother, Charles Ambuske.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Betty was a good and gentle mother.  During her full life she made many friends.  She enjoyed life; a smile and greeting for everyone she met.  Her first love was dancing, family card games, bingo, she was an avid reader and she enjoyed getting together with family on Sundays.  Her love of life will be missed by many.  Betty was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and a member of the Elk County Catholic High School Alumni.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Mike Ambuske November 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Frank family,

All of the Ohio Ambuske’s are so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing today. Was thinking of your mother this past weekend, and have many fond memories we will always remember!
On behalf of Norma Ambuske and all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of Charles and Norma, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this loss.

Paulette (Ambuske) Kolakowski November 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

Thinking of all the Frank’s and praying for you in this time of sadness. Aunt Betty had a full life and will be missed by all of us here in Ohio. Mom and I were talking about Aunt Betty this past weekend and reminiscing. Please know our prayers are with you.
Love to all,

Tony & Conni DeMarte November 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

We didn’t know that your Mom passed away. She was a wonderful person. We are sure she will be missed by all.

Joan & Paul Manning November 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. She was a lovely lady and she had a full life! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of loss.

Rebecca & Charles Yonker November 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Our deepest condolences for your loss.

Nick and Margie November 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

All the years we kids grew up together, I always admired your mother Betty. She was so calm, gentle, loving, happy, just a beautiful lady. How fortunate you were to have her. And she still lives in your heart where she held you all of her life here on earth. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. My deepest sympathy and many prayers for all. God Bless you.

The Employees of Gerg Tool & Die November 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother, Betty. Cherish the great memories and her warm smile. God Bless!

Patti Rhoads November 21, 2012 at 9:57 am

I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a very happy, outgoing, and beautiful lady. My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sadness… I know we all have heartaches that may never heal, but we all have the memories of Betty Boop that nobody can steal….. God Bless Ya’s

Bob & Joyce Gerg November 21, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Chris and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Mothers are special and you will forever hold her in your heart. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of your family.
Bob & Joyce Gerg

Jim & Laura DeLullo & Family November 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Sally, Goona and Family,
Sending you all our deepest sympathy. It is so very hard to lose your mom no matter what her age. We are praying for the good Lord’s comfort for you and all of your family.
God Bless.
Jim and Laura DeLullo and family

Patty Geitner Larson November 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

To All the Franks ~

Because of a mis-communication, some of us didn’t get the message of Aunt Betty’s passing until the morning of her funeral mass. I am so sorry that we could not be there to support you as you have done for us. Speaking for all of us, our love and prayers go out to each of you. Aunt Betty loved life, but she especially loved each of you. I pray that God’s comfort will carry you through this time.

Wayne and Ann November 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

We were informed of Betty’s passing while we were in Utah visiting Marty and Kelly for Thanksgiving. Even though we couldn’t be here to give the family of mom’s life-long friend our sympathy, we were certainly with you in our thoughts. We have so many fond memories of Betty. I’m sure the whole crew is now laughing and dancing together once again. May thoughts of the peace and happiness she is now experiencing give you comfort in your great loss.

Northwest Savings bank November 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Betty was such a dear sweet lady. She will be missed. Some of the girls from the bank have family members that live at Elk Haven and we saw Betty often. She had such a pretty smile on her face and no matter what she would hold out her hand for you to hold on to her’s. She brought a smile to our faces as well.

Staff of Northwest Savings Bank
(and Elk Haven family) Marsha Meyer, Jane Bennett and
Kathy Reuscher.

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