Frances Pauline Arledge-Junk, 75, dies

Columbus, OH — Frances Pauline (Smith) Arledge-Junk, 75, of Washington Court House, Ohio, died April 29, 2019, at her home.

She was born March 6, 1944, in Fayette County, Ohio, to Clarence Wilson and Mary Pauline Hopper Smith. She was a 1962 graduate of Paint Valley High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Ohio University in 1974.

She was an elementary school teacher for 30 years, many of those at Staunton Elementary School, before her retirement in 1998.

She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Inquiring Homebuilders Sunday school class; was a life member of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and was a 20-year volunteer with Hospice of Fayette County, Inc.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, and brother-in-law, Colleen and Charles VanDyke; and a sister-in-law, Barb Angus. She is survived by her husband, David L. Junk, whom she married March 13, 1999; son, Kevin (Elizabeth “Ibby”) Arledge; grandchildren, Ryan Arledge and Abby Arledge; stepson, Jeff (Mandy) Junk; brother, Ben Angus; stepgrandchildren, Haley Junk and Caroline Burfield; special nieces and nephews, Chris VanDyke (special friend, Victoria), Cathy (Garry) Garrison, John (Diane) VanDyke, Bev (Sam) Bowers and Rose (Scotty) Frederick; many great- and great-great nieces and nephews; and her faithful canine friend, Toby.

A graveside service will be held Saturday (May 4) at 11:30 a.m. at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort with the Rev. Joe Fox, pastor at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House. There will be no calling hours.

With great appreciation, the family would like to thank Dr. Collins, all of the staff at the cancer center in Wilmington, Dr. Hodges and Hospice of Fayette County for providing excellent care and compassion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County, 222 North Oakland Ave. or the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 East Market St., Washington Court House, OH 43160.

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