Frances Locker

December 22, 1932 - August 26, 2020
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Frances Elizabeth Locker, 87, of New Philadelphia, went to be with her Lord and Savior and was reunited with her husband Jim on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in Park Village Care Center at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on December 22, 1932, she was the daughte…

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Frances Elizabeth Locker, 87, of New Philadelphia, went to be with her Lord and Savior and was reunited with her husband Jim on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, in Park Village Care Center at New Philadelphia, following a period of declining health.

Born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on December 22, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Rennicker) Garrett.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School in 1951, Frances married her lifelong companion and friend, James T. Locker, on December 28, 1951. They met at a square dance in Somerdale and together celebrated over 67 years of marriage prior to Jim’s passing in September 2019. Frances was a former department head for Starlight Workshop for over 30 years and along with her husband, were longtime members of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at New Philadelphia.

Frances was a devoted and attentive wife, mother, and grandmother and would often say that her greatest accomplishment was raising a good family. She could be found canning, square dancing, or playing cards with friends and family.

Frances is survived by her children Jeff (Kim) Locker of Dover, Thomas (Vicki) Locker of New Philadelphia, and Brenda (Keith) Gonda of New Philadelphia; grandchildren, Shannon (Josh) Maurer and their children, Owen, Reese, Boston, and Brooklynn; Tiffany (Brandon) Winnie and their children, Sage, Gabe, Sammie, Arya, and Sophia; Kourtney (Casey) Perkowski and their children, Piper, Bella, Kinley, and Sawyer; Kevin (Jennifer) Locker and their daughter, Olivia; David (Alyssa) Locker and their daughter, Rosie; Valerie (Wesley) Newton and their son, Thomas; Brittany (Trey) Perkowski and their children Rory and McGuire; Alanna (Russ) Erwin and their children Lily and Gianna; and Kathleen Locker; and a brother, Charles Garrett.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in passing by her siblings, Cecil Garrett, Curtis Garrett, Viola Corpman, Orland Garrett, Thelma Menefee and Arlena Jordan.

A funeral service for Frances will be held Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11 AM in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church at New Philadelphia with Pastor Robert Linsz and Pastor Steve Patrick officiating. Visitation will be held in the church from 10 to 11 AM. Burial will follow in East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia has been entrusted with service arrangements.

Due to Covid 19, safety precautions will be taken. The 6-foot rule will be honored and all guests are to wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, and to allow other guests to pay their respects, we politely ask that visitors staying for the funeral service to please be seated in the church sanctuary after greeting the Locker family.

The family requests that memorial contributions in Frances’s memory may be directed to the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 202 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

202 East High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Service Information

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address:

202 East High Avenue, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020

East Avenue Cemetery

Address:

1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

202 East High Avenue
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: December 22, 1932
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Condolences for Frances Locker

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sherry Miller posted on 9/11/20

Brenda, so sorry for your loss. We both lost one of our parents within 4 days of each other. It's such a heartache to go through. Sympathy to all of you.

 

Dottie Shott posted on 9/3/20

My sympathy to the family Francis was a wonderful person and friend I enjoyed talking to her and Jim they were a sweet couple and I know they are together again keeping the family in prayer

 

Linda Schneider posted on 8/31/20

My condolences to the entire Locker family. A life well lived. May the Lord give you comfort in your grief.

 

Melanie Archer posted on 8/29/20

Dave and I send our deepest sympathy to all of the Locker family...I am glad i spent time with Frances at Park Village Southside...And now she is with her husband she wanted to be with for many months. Be comforted in knowing she is happy.....even though she wanted to see her kids every minute of the day. She loved you all very much! You will have many good memories of your Mother and Grandmother to cherish always. Hugs and Love Melanie ....

 

Paula Yarnell posted on 8/29/20

They are happily together again even though it’s so sad to let them go! Please know you all have our deepest sympathy & prayers! Love.....Mark & Paula Yarnell

 

Marion and Jayne Armstrong posted on 8/29/20

To the Locker Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole Locker family. You have our sympathy.

 

Laura Maurer posted on 8/29/20

Prayers of comfort to Grandma Locker’s precious family whom she adored. Knowing in your hearts that she is with Grandpa is comfort in itself because she was so sad & lost without her soulmate by her side. Celebrate her life and her words of love & wisdom that she shared with all of you. Her memory will always be alive. Love, Mike & Laura Maurer

 

Kim and Charlyn Menapace posted on 8/28/20

Dear Locker Family, Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear mother. What a wonderful and kind lady, who was always smiling. She and Jim were such a strong presence at Emmanuel Lutheran. Heaven has a new Angel. Our prayers are with you. Kim and Charlyn

 

John & Jeanie James posted on 8/28/20

Locker Family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a very sweet person and what a great pair she and Jim made.

 

Frank Leone posted on 8/28/20

to all the family soo very very sorry for your loss,you have my deepest sympathy and are in my deep thoughts and prayers ,Frank Leone

 

Paula Brick posted on 8/28/20

Brenda, sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was so close to all of you and her family. Sending prayers to all of you from Terry and me.

 

Barb (Mushrush) Abel posted on 8/28/20

Brenda and family so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed working with her. She always had a twinkle in her eyes.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 8/28/20

Dear Locker Family, So very sorry to learn of Fran's passing, she is now w/hubby, Chief, and in a better place.....She was a very sweet lady and always laughed when I called her hubby "Chief" when I saw them.....Thinking of you all w/good thoughts and prayers..... Carolyn Cua Vaughn

 

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