Frances L. Strayer | News, Sports, Jobs
Frances L. Strayer, 90, of Montoursville, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Williamsport Home. Frances was born May 10, 1931 in Franklin Township, Lycoming County, the daughter of the late Harvey and the late Mary Helen (Ritter) Sones. She married Charles A. Strayer on November 26, 1985 and shared 24 years of marriage.
Frances was the owner and operator of De-Yan’s Cake Decorating and Candy Making Supplies from 1974 to 1998. The stores were located in the Lycoming Mall, Montoursville and Bloomsburg. She retired in 1998.
She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a faithful Christian who attended and served the Assembly of the Radiant Light of God and other churches throughout her life. She also enjoyed playing Pinnacle and Rummy 500 card games with her family and friends, as well as relaxing along the Susquehanna on the family river land.
Frances had the gift of generosity and hospitality to her family, friends and those in need. She has volunteered with the Welcome Wagon, the Cubs, and helped various families adopt children.
She is survived by one daughter, DeEtta L. (Ali) Gravvanis of West Caldwell, NJ; one son, Bryan R. (Amanda) Sholtis of Enola and four grandchildren, Julien OH Lassance, Ashley N. Sholtis, Evan B. Sholtis and Mackenzie S. Smith.
In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Strayer, on February 17, 2010.
Family and friends can call 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 25 at Radiant Light Assembly of God, 9565 Rt. 442 Hwy., Muncy, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Ronald E. O’Neil officiating. Interment will follow in the Muncy cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
Arrangements are in the care of McCarty ~ Thomas Funeral Home, Hughesville.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.