2019-04-11 / Obituaries

Frances Fiester

April 4, 2019


Frances Fiester Frances Fiester Mrs. Frances Marie Fiester, 91, well-known Laporte beautician, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Laporte.

Frances was born Sept. 12, 1927, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, a daughter of the late Guy F. and Beatrice Blemle Krause. She graduated from the Dushore High School, a member of the Class of 1946, and married Myron D. Fiester of Muncy Valley, PA, on Feb. 1, 1947. Myron predeceased her on Nov. 4, 1954. Frances worked at the former Sull-Craft Industries in Dushore and also for the Spako family at the Laporte Hotel. She graduated from Beckman’s Beauty School in Williamsport and opened up her beauty shop in Laporte in 1963. She also operated an Antique Shop below her salon in Laporte and enjoyed attending antique shows and auctions.

Frances was a member of Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Dushore, where she was a member of the Dorcas Society and sang in the church choir.

Surviving are her brother, Roy P. Krause of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Carol Ann (Pete) Bomboy of Tunkhannock and Connie Jean Krause of Round Rock, TX; sisters in-law, Rexine Krause of Fleetwood, PA, Jeanne Krause of Horseheads, Jane Krause of Wyalusing and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Robert L. Krause of Horseheads in 2006, Richard Krause of Sheridan, MT, in 2014 and Jack Krause of Fleetwood in 2014; a sister and brother in-law, Betty Lou and John McKernan of New Albany on Jan. 10, 2008; a sister-in-law, Nancy Krause of Horseheads and by a grandniece, Amy Kay Frederick of Wyalusing.

Services were private and interment was in the Cherry Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family, with her pastor, Rev. Phyllis A. Pelletier, officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water Street, Dushore.

The family provided the flowers and asks that memorials be directed to Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, PO Box 460, Dushore, PA 18614 or the Laporte Fire Company, PO Box 31, Laporte, PA 18626.

To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to homerfuneralhome.com.

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