My favorite memory of Fran is a book that she gave me, in which she recorded many different stories, poems, and writings. The book is handwritten and I keep it in my office.
I will remember how Fran loved children. She would often be waiting in the lobby pretty early before the church service and I would get to greet her when I brought the Sunday School children there for a drink of water. She would always comment to me how dear they were and would come over to say hello to them and engage them in conversation. Such a sweet womanl, we will miss her!
When Charlie and myself were looking for a new church Fran welcomed us. She told us to visit them anytime but she cannot cook, it is not her thing. So we had Aaron and Fran and Pastor Barry and Flo for lunch one Sunday. We had such a blessed afternoon with everyone and before Fran left she gave me a embroidered bureau scarf she had made with a special hug. We were so blessed to have her as our friend.
Fran was so very welcoming of people in her life and always made us feel so treasured. Her many birthday, anniversary, and holiday cards and kind notes through the years were a blessing. We will always remember her as a wonderful woman of God and we will greatly miss her!
Fran magnified the Lord. Her smile and encouraging countenance made her a joy to be around. She was always quick with a compliment or to express her appreciation for what others meant to her. When I mentioned that Fran had gone to be with the Lord, my daughter shared how Fran and Aaron had been her SEMP (Students Equipped to Minister to Peers) partner and sponsor. She told me how much she admired them. We will miss Fran's generosity and loving presence.
Fran was a beautiful woman inside and out! I loved her smile and the twinkle in her eye! She was a self-proclaimed "hugger" and I loved to be the recipient of one of her hugs each Sunday followed by an "I love you". We appreciated getting her greeting cards on which she always had a handwritten note of encouragement and love. She was an expert at sharing Christian love! We will miss her!
Fran will be greatly missed! She was always a ray of sunshine to everyone who knew her and she cared deeply for those around her!! Just a couple of weeks before Covid hit, I was sitting beside her after church and asked how she was doing. She said "I just want to go." I asked for clarification and she said she was ready to go be with Jesus and Aaron. I know she greatly missed Aaron and what a blessing to know she is now with him, is perfectly healed, and is enjoying life to the fullest!!! She made lasting imprints on all of our hearts and will not be forgotten!!
My family almost always sat near Fran and Aaron and she was always one of the first to say hello on a Sunday morning and to ask for a hug. Fran was wonderful about making everyone feel welcome and cared for. She will be greatly missed!
Fran was such a sweetheart! I'll always remember that smile! With all of the ups and downs of her life, she always smiled....and made you feel so special. I remember Fran telling me a story of how Aaron wouldn't like her playing the organ while he was watching the Phillies play baseball. Fran loved her organ and Aaron loved his Phillies! While Fran will will be dearly missed by so many, she is now reunited with Aaron and standing in the presence of our Lord!
One of our first memories of Fran is having pig stomach dinner at the Watt's house. Loved her smile and sense of humor. She was always full of energy. She always had a smile for us on Sunday mornings.
I remember Fran called me a "dear sweet young lady" (even though I am 58). She would always ask how I was doing - interested in my health. I loved her enthusiasm for people and relationships with them. Her love for others always was present when you spoke with her. She was a great example of how we should welcome others. We will truly miss her smiling, welcoming face.
One of my fondest memories of Fran Wenger was how much she appreciated cards and postcards over the years. She always told me she put them in her scrapbook. But she also was good at sending notes. A thank you note she sent us after a dinner party we had in December still on my kitchen table. It’s been six months since she sent it but I still read it often. This is part of it, “ My prayer for you and yours, may your life be filled with peace and happiness. May it be blessed with family, and for those whom you care. May you enjoy your health and love till you are old and gray. May all your dreams and wishes fill your heart each day. Whatever you seek in life, I pray you will find and may your life be filled with friends who are gentle and kind. But may you be blessed with gifts from God above. May he be at your side each day and fill your heart with love.”
How special is that!
We got to know Aaron and Fran over the years form sitting near them at church. We quickly found out we had extended family and friend connections, Aaron’s sister was my Sunday school teacher, and they also new my grandparents. We enjoyed many visits with them over the years. Fran was alway happy to show us her latest scrap book / photo album addition about the family or other events of her life. She really enjoyed doing this and was very talented. We will miss her very much. Sue & Steve Sloat
There was a very special place in my heart (and my family's) for Fran. She always had kind words, a smile, and a hug for all of us. I loved our visits with her because she was always full of joy even in the tough times. She enjoyed throwing her fluffy pillow with my kids on our visits. On our most recent visit outside, she was her energetic loving self talking to us about bible stories while we did sidewalk chalk on her driveway. The week before she died, she mailed us the sweetest card. We will treasure this for a long time. Her closing words will be dear to us always, "God will see us through as he always does, we just need faith and lots and lots of pray and love."
When me and Miss. Fran threw around her big fluffy pillow, it was a lot of fun! I still remember it and her!
Fran was always nice to me. And every Sunday morning at church, She would tell me how nice I looked and how kind I was which was a good boast of encouragement for the morning. I wish I had gotten to know her even better. She was such a great woman.
I remember when we went over to Miss. Fran's house to do sidewalk chalk paint. I wrote a whole bunch of bible verses for Fran. She wanted to come down and hug us all so bad but she couldn't because of the corna virus. It was very sad, but we did air hugs!
We were so blessed to know you as a friend and a sister in Christ.
Our small group will miss you.
You often shared your feelings about how much you miss Aaron and how you prayed that our God in Heaven would call you home, and He did.
No more pain and suffering.
We will miss you and will look forward to the day we meet again.
Janice and Flip
I had the privilege of taking Fran and my parents for a day at Longwood Gardens at Christmas time.
What an enjoyable car ride down through the countryside as Fran reminisced about her and Aarons childhoods.
As we're touring the gardens I had to keep reminding myself that my guest is in her 90's!
We had such a wonderful time enjoying the beauty around us and each others company. We ended the day with a nice dinner together.
She sent me a lovely thank you note afterwards.
What a special lady. Her longing to be HOME actually encourages me to walk closer with our Lord.
There was no other place she rather be.
Till we meet again Fran.
I knew Fran since I grew up in Adamstown and walked to school which her son and daughter attended as well. Fran always had a loving spirit. She was in our small group at church and would come early to help greet the people at the door with hugs and tell them she loves them. She was like the energizer bunny,
when it came time to help with the treat she was one of the first ones up to help give out. We know you are happy where you are,
you will be missed.
This is a poem Fran wrote and gave me awhile ago. She always lifted my spirits with a hug and an I love you, when she greeted me at our bible study. She was an animated reader that held your attention when she read from the Bible. Fran truly showed the love of Christ to all who knew her. Little did I realize that the hug I got at our last bible study would be our last. I will miss her.
A place for me
There is a special place in life that needs my humble skill, a certain job I’m meant to do and no one else can fill. The hours are demanding the pay is not good and yet I wouldn’t change it for a moment if I could. There is a special place in life a goal I meant to obtain, a dream I must follow for it won’t be back again. There is a mark I must leave however small, it would be a legacy of love for those who follow me. There is a special place in life that only I may share, a little path that bears my name waiting me somewhere. There is a hand that I must hold, a word I must say, a smile I must give, for there are tears to blot away. There is a special place in life I was meant to fill a sunny spot where flowers grow upon a windy hill. There’s always tomorrow, the best is yet to come
. And somewhere in the world I know, there’s a place for me. When I count all my blessings and name them one by one, I’ll stand in awe before the Lord for all that he has done. I’ll be amazed by little things that I didn’t see before like rainbows in the meadows and moonlight on the shore. How sweet the melody of birds, and for angelic voice sift softly through the night, to let my heart rejoice. How precious the blooming rose to brighten every smile, for there are simple things that go the extra mile. And I treasure,too,our memories of our friends who passed our way, to share cups of kindness when sorrow clouds my day. I’ll be unaware of many things unnoticed by us all.
When I worship on my knees and know there’s a place for me with Him, My Lord.