Obituary of Mary L. Francis
Port Allegany - Mary L. Francis, 84, of Lewis Run, died Sunday (April 2, 2023) at The Pavilion at BRMC, Bradford.
She was born August 23, 1938 in Port Allegany, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Rossi) Keltz.
Mrs.Francis was a 1956 graduate of Port Allegany High School and was a 1959 graduate of the Bradford School of Nursing. Mrs. Francis work for all the local hospitals and several nursing homes. She was active as a private duty nurse in New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania.
Ms. Francis was member of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany. She loved football and was a diehard Eagle’s fan. She was a cheerleader in high school. She loved arranging flowers and doing puzzles. She was involved with the STEPS program in Bradford. She loved her family, doting on her grandchildren, collecting recipes and baking for family events.
She is survived by three daughters; Christine (Sandy) Bussard of Harrisburg, NC, Crystal Keufer of Bradford, PA and Deborah (Larry) Laktash of Smethport, PA
Two grandchildren; Christopher (Kristi) Laktash and Nikolas (Jeanne) Laktash
Two great grandchildren; Lucas and Kateri Laktash
five nieces and one nephew
She was preceded in death by her parents one brother Henry Keltz and one sister Carol Cannan, and one nephew.
Visitation will be held on Saturday. April 8, 2023 from 11:00 am till noon at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 105 Main St., Port Allegany. A funeral service will start at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Garen Smith, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials if desired may be made to the McKean County SPCA or First Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.