Ann K. Frankhouse, 86, of Lansdale, previously of New Cumberland and Mechanicsburg, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Einstein Medical Center in Montgomery County.
She was born June 26, 1934 in Philadelphia to the late Harrison Gill and Florence May (Ellson) Kildare. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Marlin B. Frankhouse, and sister, Carolyn Kildare Kramer.
Ann was a 1952 graduate of Upper Darby High School and a 1956 graduate of Bucknell University where she received a degree in Elementary Education. It was at Bucknell where she met her husband to whom she was married for 59 years at the time of his death in 2016.
Ann worked in elementary education for her entire 25-year career, apart from taking a break to raise her children. She retired in 1991 from the West Shore School District after teaching the majority of her tenure as a third-grade teacher at Highland Elementary School in Camp Hill. She had a unique gift of being able to blend compassion, humor and inspiration together with a demand for excellence in her classroom. Hundreds of young children benefited from her ability to give her best in order get the best from her class. After retiring, Ann enjoyed travel, golfing, winters in Florida, and spending time with her grandchildren. After Marlin’s death in 2016, Ann moved to a retirement community in Lansdale, in order to be close to her daughter.
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Camp Hill and was active in the many activities in her Meadowood Retirement Community in Lansdale.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Diane F. Fox (David) of Lansdale; son, Dr. Joseph H. Frankhouse (Julie) of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren, Alicia, Alec, Ryan, Sarah, and Anna; her niece, Christine Hazlett, and nephew, Jonathan Kramer.
In consideration of current conditions, private services will be held August 18th with family and close friends attending.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1610 Carlisle Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.