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Mildred Lorena (Owens) Frankfort, 92, of Cumberland and Paw Paw, W.Va., was called home to the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, at Frostburg Village.
Born June 27, 1925, in Cumberland, Mrs. Frankfort was the daughter of the late M.R.V. Owens and Edith (Grapes) Owens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Frankfort, in 1988; two sisters; and two brothers. She graduated from Fort Hill High School in 1943.
Millie enjoyed time with her family and many friends at her home and camp at Largent, W.Va.. She was a great cook and baker with lots of old-time recipes for meals, baked goods, and desserts. She was an avid gardener with many fruit trees, vegetables, and flower gardens, and she canned her bounty every summer.
After her husband passed away, she kept busy by helping kids in Paw Paw celebrate their birthdays by baking cupcakes and delivering them to the school; she always had extras. Millie and her quilting circle also made slumber pads for Paw Paw kindergarteners for many years and quilts for fire and flood victims.
She was active in the Paw Paw Fire Department, with Red Cross blood drives and volunteer service. She also cooked for the Veterans of Foreign Wars dinners and many family reunions and holidays. She assisted with the Apple Butter Festival in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., quilting booths and making lye soap. Millie quilted, knitted, crocheted, and sewed many garments for family and others.
She was very artistic and loved to draw and paint pictures. She loved her many dogs, and they all ate home-cooked meals breakfast, lunch, and supper and all had their own bed with blankets and pillows. She traveled extensively in the United States and Australia.
She is survived by two sons, Robert D. Frankfort II, of LaVale, and Charles E. Frankfort and his wife, Jacqueline, of Staunton, Va. She is also survived by three granddaughters, Shanda J. (Frankfort) Deatelhauser and her husband, Mark, of Bowling Green, Angela D. Frankfort, of Bowling Green, and Anita M. (Frankfort) Kesler, of Wooster, Ohio. She will be sadly missed by her three great-grandchildren, Tyler A. Deatelhauser, Tessa M. Deatelhauser, and Briaunna N. Frankfort.
Arrangements are entrusted to Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.
Published on November 6, 2017
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