Frances L. Schminky

MECHANICSBURG – Frances L. Schminky, 88, of Mechanicsburg, died May 11, 2014, after a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Huntingdon, to the late Frank and Alma Minsker.

She was a 1943 graduate of Yeagertown High School. Frances was professionally trained as a nurse but spent most of her life as a housewife and mother. She was an avid bridge player and a longtime member of the Harrisburg Bridge Club, as well as an active volunteer at the Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church.

Frances is survived by: her daughter, Cinda (Mike) Leininger, of Mechanicsburg; and son, Scott (Shelly) Schminky, of Mechanicsburg; a sister, Rose (Gary) Baumgardner, of Latrobe; a brother, Barry (Jean) Minsker, of Wilmington, Del.; numerous nieces and nephews; and six granddogs.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, H. Joy Goss, brother, Frank “Sonny” Minsker and two nephews.

There will be no services and at the family’s request, no flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the Daisy Flowers Fund, c/o Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital, 11 Willow Mill Park Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

Arrangements are by Auer Cremation Services of Pennsylvania Inc.