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Betty Lou Raukko 1946-2024

Betty was a self-employed artist and poet.  A Quaker-Methodist, she was known as the “Bonnet Lady.”   She is remembered as a loving, kind, happy person.

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John E. Coffin 1939-2024

John was a self-employed house painter for most of his career, but later he worked at Gettysburg College in the grounds keeping department.

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Ruby LaVern Seville 1940-2024

Ruby was a homemaker most of her life, but did work at the Sagner Company, as well as Johnnies Diner, and for the McConnellsburg School District in the Cafeteria.

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Carole M. Reeder 1944-2024

Mrs. Reeder was a 1961 graduate of the Greencastle-Antrim Senior high School. She enjoyed boating on Raystown Lake, reading, adult coloring, and her dogs.

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John E. Rock 1947-2024

John graduated from Leicester High School, Leicester, MA, with the class of 1964, and earned his B.S. Degree in Education from Worcester State College.

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Fred W. Dyarman 1935-2024

Fred was a self-employed farmer for the majority of his life. He also worked for Agway as a heating and cooling service technician for 28 years.

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Jean C Cline 1935-2024

Jean retired in the early 1970’s, but her “nurse’s heart” was evident lifelong in the care of her husband, family, friends, and neighbors.

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Alfred N. Shapiro 1942-2024

Mr. Shapiro was a logistics Officer for the Federal Government for over 40 years retiring in 1994. He enjoyed golf and played as many days as he was able.

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Sean Anthony Jerome 1969-2024

Sean will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed going fishing and kayaking with his grandchildren and singing Karaoke.

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Irene B. Pine 1946-2024

For 25 years, Irene worked as a school bus driver for the Tuscarora School District. She enjoyed working on crafts and had a good sense of humor.

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The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.