Age 91, of Wilmington DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 at Heartland Hospice. Elaine Marie Frantz, daughter of David and Jenny Haas was born in Lehighton, PA on August 23, 1927. She graduated from Lehighton High School and after graduation attended Allentown Business School. She married Edwin Frantz on June 24, 1950 and during the next part of her life raised a family of four children.

She was a one-of-a kind type of lady with an authentic personality, who was loved by all. She enjoyed homemaking, and preserving many fresh fruits and vegetables from her husband’s extensive garden, and was known for her delicious home cooked meals and baked goods. Vocationally, she worked at several restaurants as a hostess and cashier. She enjoyed attending Bible Studies and services at her church. Her favorite pastimes were playing hymns and oldies on the piano and completing needlework projects.

Elaine was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Edwin. She is survived by her four children, Thomas Frantz, Stephen Frantz, Susan Birch, and Sally Glenn; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 10 to 11AM on Monday November 12th at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803 followed by a service at 11AM. Interment will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday November 13th at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, in Mahoning Valley, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please make your contributions to Christ Evangelical Free Church, 2420 Blakeslee Boulevard Drive West, Lehighton, PA 18235 or Heartland Hospice, 5661 Ocheltree Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808.