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Elsie Franke

January 9, 1934 — February 11, 2017

Elsie Franke

Elsie H. Franke of Liberty, NY, a home maker and a long time area resident died Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the home of her daughter surrounded by her loving family. She was 83.

The daughter of the late Henry and Elsa Korn Grube, she was born January 9, 1934 in Mt. Vernon, NY.

Elsie loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a seamstress and enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph Franke, Jr. and his wife Renee of Bethel, NY, Richard Franke and his wife Diane of Livingston Manor, NY, and Robert Franke and his wife Julie of Cochecton, NY; her daughter, Catherine Herbert and her husband Keith of Liberty, NY; three brothers, Herbie Grube and his wife Rochelle, William Grube and his wife Lillian and Carl Grube and his wife Diane; two sisters, Anita Bates and Mildred Copolla and her husband Joseph; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Scott, Richard, Jr., Joseph, Christopher (Kate), Luke, Keith, Jr. (Sabrina), Michael and Stephen; two great grandsons; and 26 nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph F. Franke on May 27, 1979; and two brothers, Henry and Eric.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 Noon in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 12 Noon in the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Bethel, NY.

Memorial contributions in Elsie's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY 12550.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200

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