Frances Pritts-Krnich

Frances “Fran” Mae Pritts-Krnich, 86, of Steubenville, OH passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Valley Hospice Care Center.

She was in born Allegheny County, PA on July 25, 1931 a daughter of the late David I. and Gertrude Mae Kelso Doughty.

Fran was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served as treasurer until she turned 80 years old and she volunteered at Steubenville Elks Lodge #231. She graduated in 1949 from Connellsville High School in Pennsylvania. Fran retired from Sears Roebuck Company as an accounting supervisor and later worked at the former Citizens Bank in Island Creek.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, George E. Pritts in 1985 and her second husband, Peter M. Krnich in 2006; sisters, Naomi Hardesty and Virginia Davis; brother, David Doughty.

Fran is survived by her sons, Donald G. (Barbara) Pritts of Toronto, OH and Alan W. (Debbie) Pritts of Weirton, WV; brother, John (Frances) Doughty of Santa Maria, CA; sisters, Shirley Cline of Milton Freewater, OR and Trudy Keels of Wintersville, OH; grandchildren, Amanda (Al) Johnson, Chelsey Pritts, Ryan (Shannan) Pritts and Dr. Alanna Pritts; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Mackenzie Pritts and Kayla and Jace Johnson.

Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Memorial services for Fran will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Heckathorn officiating. Burial at Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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