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First Presbyterian of Carlisle
Saturday March 18th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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First Presbyterian of Carlisle
Saturday March 18th, 2017

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Frances "Mike" Michael

Frances  "Mike" Michael, formerly of Mt. Holly Springs went to be with our Lord Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She was 94 years old.

Frances is survived by her children, Michael  Michael (Toni Michael) and Mylene DePalma (James DePalma); her grandchildren, Jon Michael (Kim Michael) and Tommy Crum (Andi Crum); and her great grandchildren, Mykalle, Mckenzi, Devin, Eli and Tommy J. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson L. Michael, daughter, Michelle, and sister, Marilyn Buote.

Frances was born January 5, 1923 in Denver, CO to the late John Curtis and Clella Bilsing Daly. She was married to Nelson for 55 years. Frances served as a WAVE, being a nurse in the United States Navy during WWII. She was a fanatical baseball fan, following the Phillies for 48 years. Frances was an extraordinary "needle pointer" and her family is proud to have her works of art in their homes; she was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America.  Frances loved to write and had pen-pals from all over the world. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. To this day, students remember her for her wisdom and birthday cakes she would bake to celebrate their birthdays. She was a wonderful mother and an inspiration to all that met her.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church, 2A  North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 with the Rev. Anthony Lorenz officiating.  A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in the Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Cumberland County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to be made to her church. Arrangements are being made by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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My deepest sympathy to Mylene and Mike, and the family.  I have so many great memories.

Kelly (Wallace) Reese Mar 24 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to the Michael family.  She lived a very long and happy life surrounded by her loved ones.  You are all so lucky to have had her for 94 years. She is now with her husband and at peace.  Godspeed Mike❤

Jenny and Steve Gonser Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

I am France's brother in law and I was married to her sister, Marilyn, for over 50 years. Whenever Frances and Mike visited us in NH, we always had a big barbecue and loved the chance to visit with each other again. We didn't get to visit each other often as they were in Pennsylvania and we lived in NH. Marilyn so looked forward to their visits. She would be nervous and excited at the same time. While they were here, we all talked baseball and so many other subjects, most often about our children. Marilyn was immensely proud of her "big sister" and her many accomplishments in life.

Leo Buote Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

My Mom, Marilyn Buote, and Frances. were sisters. My mother spoke often of her sister and their lives growing up together. She often shared with me how proud she was of the both of them and their strong willed personalities. They grew up during hard times, but love of family and strength of character were instilled in them by their parents. I only got to see Aunt Frances a few times, but when they visited my family in NH as a child, I always looked forward to Uncle Mike and Aunt Frances's visits. It was always a good time, and when the two sisters were together, I so understood what my mother meant by strength of character!! I pray they are together again, watching their baseball teams play, a favorite activity of them both.

Wendi Murphy Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

Mylene and Michael,  Your mom was a wonderful friend.  I will always remember the years we worked together at Dr. Hartzell's.  We stayed in touch even when we no longer worked together, she sent me greeting cards for every holiday.  I really appreciate Mylene notifying me of Mike's move to Thornwald.  I was able to visit her there and I think she did remember who I was, so I am glad I was able to see her one last time.  She was a great lady who will be missed, but always remembered.

Bonnie Hoffman Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM