Frances V. Doaty, 90, of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, moved on to be with her family and friends in Heaven on July 20, 2023.
Frances was born on February 21, 1933, to Samuel and Stella (Richard) Sands of Gilbertsville, PA. She attended Boyertown schools and later graduated from the Berks Real Estate Institute. She was a life-long learner and an avid reader. She enjoyed working hard, spending time with family, antiquing, mowing her lawn, and watching the wildlife in her back yard.
She started as office manager for the Doaty family building business. Much of her career was spent in sales management at Stanley G Flagg Co. in Pottstown. She later worked in new home sales for Doaty & Company Real Estate. She was a waitress at Sunnybrook Ballroom for decades. Fran worked full-time until the age of 84, serving her last ten years as receptionist and the smiling face of the Center at Spring Street at the Boyertown Area Multi-Service.
Frances has two children, Randal Doaty (Cynthia) of Douglassville and Susan Lelko of Bellefonte, Pa. She has five grandchildren Dr. Sarah Doaty, Kristen Weller (Jason), Brett Lelko (Erin), Shawn Lelko (Sarah Felice), and Kelsy Lelko. Fran also has four great grandchildren, Ryleigh Weller, Hudson Weller, Benaiah Lelko, and Jireh Lelko, plus one more on the way. She has many nieces, nephews, and life-long friends she cherished.
Frances was predeceased by her parents and sisters Blanche Miller (John), Pauline Fine (Merrill) , Gloria Grisdale (Charlie) , and a brother, Ardi Sands (Lenore). She is survived by a sister, Daisy Pihanich (Joseph).
Services will be held at Morningstar Fellowship, where she attended church, at 100 Limekiln Rd., Bechtelsville on Tuesday, July 25th. Visitation will be from 10 am to 11am, with the funeral service starting at 11 am. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111.