Born July 16, 1937 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Forest R. and Edith (Peterson) Franks Sr.
On November 19, 1960 in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run, she married George L. Songer who survives.
She was a 1955 graduate of Bradford High School and also graduated from Millard Filmore Nursing School in Buffalo, NY as a Registered Nurse.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Current Events Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends in Bradford and also The Villages Florida, where she enjoyed spending her winters.
She began her employment with Bradford Hospital in 1959 as a Registered Nurse. She then raised her family, and then returned to nursing and retired from Bradford Regional Medical Center.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Julia A. Songer of Frisco TX, and Tamara (Greg) Garrison, of Oklahoma City, OK. a son, George L. Songer of Arlington, VA, two grandsons, Nicholas Royer of Orlando, FL and Elias Royer of State College and one cousin, Betty Stone, of Bradford. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Forest Franks, Jr.
Friends are invited to call from 3-5 & 7-9 PM Friday September 20, 2013 in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main St. and again from 9-10 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in the First Presbyterian Church where funeral services will be held at 10 AM with Rev. Katherine Randall, Co-pastor, officiating. Committal services and mausoleum entombment will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com