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Frances E. McMillen Van Horn

Frances E. McMillen Van Horn, age 86, of Wesleyville, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016. She was born in Brookville, PA on January 29, 1930, daughter of the late Frank E. and Helen McMillen.

A resident of Wesleyville since 1950, Frances had worked as a beautician at the former Trask Beauty Salon at 8th and State Streets for many years and then as an Aide for challenged children with the Iroquois School District. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for many years where she was a member of the Mary Circle and Altar Guild. Frances was also a member of Jephthah Shrine #12 and the Wesleyville PTA for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, embroidery and traveling.

Frances is survived by her husband of 65 years, Raymond E. Van Horn; three sons, Kim Van Horn, Jeffrey Van Horn (Marcie) and Mark Van Horn (Pam); eight grandchildren, Laura Stippich (Todd), Jenna (fiancé, Ken), Delaney, Connor, Logan, Ashley, Amanda and Abigail Van Horn; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Margo, Brody and Gage and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death one brother, Richard "Tinks" McMillen.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd. on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on at Wednesday at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Al Gesler, Jr. Private inurnment will be at Erie County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA, 16505 or Kaleidascope, 4934 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509

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