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Stephen Ference

October 3, 1930 — December 16, 2017

Stephen Ference, 87, formerly of Plains and Miners Mills, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Little Flower Manor, where he had been a resident for the last nine years.

Born in Plains Township, Stephen was a son of the late Fred and Anna (Wansaw) Ference. He was a graduate of Plains Memorial High School and lived in Plains for the greater part of his life.

Prior to retirement, Stephen was the Plant Manager of Alta Products, previously located in Hanover Township.

His wife, the former Dolores Eleanor Kelly, a brother and eight sisters, preceded him in death.

Stephen is survived by a daughter, Maria (Ference) Williamson and her husband Donald of Jenkins Township; sons, Robert and his wife Sandra of Shavertown and Stephen and his wife Debra of Wilkes-Barre Township; grandchildren, Jerry McHale, Melissa McHale, Nicole Ference, Stephen Ference, Lauryn Ference and Jeffrey Ference; step-grandchildren, Nicole Williamson, Craig Williamson and Paul Williamson.

The family of Mr. Ference thanks the nursing staff, aides, Sisters, pastoral care, social services and specialists of Little Flower Manor for their services, compassion and care for Stephen over the last nine years; and Dr. Roy Gernhardt for his care of Stephen and the kindnesses extended to the family throughout his time at Little Flower Manor.

Stephen’s family will celebrate his life privately in accordance with his wishes.

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