Mrs. Frances Eleanor Weiser, 93, wife of Herman Joshua (Josh) Weiser Jr., died Thursday morning at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill.
Mrs. Weiser was born on April 14, 1924 in Schuylkill County PA, to the late Edward Francis and Florence Charlotte Zimmerman Workman. Mrs. Weiser lived and attended school in Reinerton, PA, where her father was the postmaster. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. During college, Frances was employed with the Hershey Company, as a ‘knock-out’ girl, knocking the chocolate bars out of the molds to go into rations during WWII. After graduation, she taught English and French, as well as coached the women’s basketball team, at Williams Valley High School in Tower City, PA.
She met her future husband while both were enrolled in Lebanon Valley College, and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2017. Frances and Josh moved to Cincinnati in 1947 so Josh could attend graduate school and they remained there until 1994, when they relocated to Southlake, TX. In 2008, they decided to be closer to family, and moved to Chapel Hill, becoming residents of Carolina Meadows.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Weiser is survived by her children, Charlotte Pamplin of Chapel Hill and Paul A. Weiser of Coppell, TX; grandchildren, Jeremy Pamplin, and his wife, Erica, Courtney Dean, and her husband, Matt, John Pamplin, and is wife, Brittany; great grandchildren, Conner, Owen, Hailey Pamplin, and Parker Dean.
Mrs. Weiser was preceded in death by her brothers, William and Neil Workman, and her sister, Lillian Harris.
A memorial gathering for family is being planned at Carolina Meadows. Memorials may be directed to Lebanon Valley College, 101 College Avenue, Annville, PA, 17003.