- August 3, 1924 - April 25, 2012
- North Charleston, South Carolina
of Frances' Passing
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
2130 Franklin Avenue
Morton, PA 19070
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J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel
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“Have fond memories visiting with Aunt Frances when I was young. Sorry to hear of her passing. Jim
1 of 15 | Posted by: James W, Merk Sr. - Benton, PA
“In 1958 Mom got her driver's license and bought her first car, it was a 1948 Mercury. Mom was 5' 5" and could not see over the steering wheel. She...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Cline - Son
“when i was an infant, i turned over for the first time on mrs. cline's bed. she was the neighbor across the fence in the back. mom took me over...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: pamela k todd - kannapolis, NC
“Mrs. Cline was my kindergarten and 4th grade teacher. She was demanding! There was no doubt though that she cared for us all. I remember her...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: David Campbell - Dumont, NJ
“Friday nights at Nana's house was always a treat! My brother Andrew and I enjoyed being spoiled by Pepsi, sweets, playing board games, puzzles, and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ariane - Austin, TX
“My Nana would laugh at the silly things in life. And one of the memories she would always get a kick out of was from me as a baby too little to...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ariane - Austin, TX
“Bob and Sheila, I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Frances seemed to always have a smile on her face. I only met her once but she seemed so sweet and...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Doris Bredeson - Bloomingdale, GA
“We are sorry for Bob's and Shelia's loss of their mother and mother-in-law. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Fran is now with...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Paul & Susan Temmermand - KY
“One evening during the Christmas season a couple of years ago, we had taken Fran to the ER. She was very upset because she heard loud singing that...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sheila Underwood Cline - SC
“My heart goes out to all who are saddened by her passing. My memories of Aunt Fran and the old dyas are still cherished.
11 of 15 | Posted by: Caroline Grace temmermand - MD
“I shared the wrong picture. That's one of her Mom and Dad.
12 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Temmermand Akins - GA
“I remember Aunt Francis coming to visit our mother, (Francis' sister, Marie), when I was about 4 years old. She and Grandmom Arndt used to save all...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Temmermand Akins - GA
“Here's a poem Frances gave to me that helped me through some difficult times ...
DON'T YOU QUIT
When things go...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bob Cline - SC - Son
“Although you thanked me on several occassions, I thank God for you Frances.You always had a smile on your face and a calming presence came over me...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Erica Salter - Hanahan, SC
Frances Rose Arndt Cline, 87, of Charleston, SC and formerly of Morton, PA, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. . Charleston, SC arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 102 Middleton Street, Riverside, NJ 08075 on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, 918 Bridgeboro Street, Riverside, NJ 08075. NEW JERSEY ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING HANDLED BY SWEENY FUNERAL HOME, 337 Bridgeboro, Riverside, NJ (Phone: 856.461.1116) There will be a gathering of family and friends held at the hall in Saint Joseph's Church, 805 Warren Street Beverly, NJ 08010 on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 12:00 p.m.
Frances was born on August 3, 1924 in Palmyra, New Jersey, daughter of the late Paul Arndt and Frances Merk Arndt. She graduated from Palmyra High School in 1942 and worked as a chemist for Riverside Metals in New Jersey, doing work for the Department of Defense during World War II. Frances was a very dedicated, hard working mother who raised two sons. She became a tutor, teaching primary grade school children with reading problems how to read with remarkable results. At age 31, Frances began teaching first grade at Our Lady of Peace School in Milmont, PA. The following year she started the first kindergarten and later taught primary grades 1 through 6 at the school. She taught at the Eddystone Elementary School for about 18 years. She began taking classes at Villanova University towards a bachelor's degree to become a certified teacher. She graduated in 1970 and was the first in her family to graduate from college. In 1973, at the age of 48, Frances completed her Master's Degree in Education from Villanova University. She retired from teaching in 1988 and enjoyed gardening, taking cruises, traveling Europe and sewing. She moved to South Carolina in 2005 to be near her family.
She is survived by her two sons, Robert P. Cline and his wife, Sheila of North Charleston, SC and John W. Cline and his wife, Phira of Seattle, WA. Frances was also blessed with six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2130 Franklin Avenue, Morton, PA 19070.