Frances M. Stiffler, 96, of Imler, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg.

She was born March 20, 1922, in Imler, daughter of the late John Austin and Virgie Viola (Fickes) Corle.

She married Melvin C. Stiffler who passed away Feb. 9, 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin (Bill) Woolridge of Imler; nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, Mary Lou Stiffler, and Rose Marie Stiffler; and brother, Robert Corle.

She was preceded in death by sons, Irvin and Larry Stiffler; two grandchildren, and eight brothers and sisters.

Frances was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler, where she served as the President of the Ladies Aid for several years and taught Sunday School. She was among the founders of the Imler Area Volunteer Fire Co. where she served as a first responder and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. In September, 1986 she joined the Chestnut Ridge Ambulance Service where she was a first responder, life member, board member (now emeritus) and received several awards and citations. She enjoyed watching high school football and wrestling.

Friends will be received on Friday, Jan. 11, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Imler, from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service, at the church, with Pastor James Neatrour officiating. Interment will be at Imler Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg.

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