Loraine A. Frank, 79 of Hendersonville, died Sunday, October 9, 2011 in the loving arms of her family, at her home surrounded by those whom she loved.
Born in Cleveland, Georgia a daughter of the late Ollie and Ada Dover Allen, she was a graduate of Cleveland High School, Truett-McConnel College and Perry Business School. After her marriage to Robert W. Frank, she moved to Hobart, Indiana where she later received her BA in Industrial Relations from Purdue University. She and Bob moved to Hendersonville in 1982. In 1999 she retired from Rockwell International, where she worked as the Regional Benefits Manager for five plants, after 31 years of service.
She was an active member of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran church and volunteered for AARP as a tax aide, and for the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). An avid golfer, she also enjoyed sewing and knitting.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Surviving is her husband of over 60 years, Robert W. Frank; a daughter Robin Breier of Hendersonville; a son Robert W. Frank, Jr. ìChipîof Fruitland; two grandchildren Lindsay Alford and Joshua Kiser; one great-grandchild Peyton Alford; three brothers Bill Allen of Little Rock, Arkansas, Edward Allen of Cleveland, Georgia, and Ralph Allen of Cumming, Georgia; one sister Geneva Allen of Clermont, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
A funeral service will be held at 12:30 Wednesday at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church 2606 Chimney Rock Road, in Hendersonville. Reverend Larry Rabon will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 11:00am until 12:30 in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
I always thought so much of Loraine, she was such a sweet and special person. My thoughts and prayers are with Chip and all the family in the days ahead.
I am very sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady. Libby
Chip and family–We are very sorry to hear about Loraine. She was a very sweet lady. If we can do anything to help in this very sad time just let us know. John & Freda
Robyn, Chip and Uncle Bob,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Not having her with you will be hard, but knowing she is with God is what will keep us all grounded. Aunt Loraine was a wonderful, funny, classy lady and will be deeply missed by our Family.
Chip and family
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear and precious mother.
Please know my heart goes out to you and your family during this most difficult time. Your mom was loved and respected by us at the plant. She was a wonderful and caring lady. She will be greatly missed by many.
Keep in mind we never truly lose the people we love, because they continue to live on with us for the rest of our lives in our hearts. May the comfort of God help you during this difficult time and the peace, which comes from the love, and memories you shared with your dear mom, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom will truely be missed by many. Becky and John
I was sorry to hear about your grandmother. She was a nice lady. Take care of yourself & Peyton. God bless.
Dear Uncle Bob,Robin,Chip and Bridget, Lyndsay,And Josh, We are so sorry to hear about aunt Lo or as we called her “The Aunt”. She was a very special lady. we will forever remember her as our pinochle and pie eating partner! We will miss her. we send our love to you all.
I was saddened by the news of Lorraineís passing. I will always remember her competitive spirit and humbleness. She was one of my favorite people to play against in the golf league. She would bring out a better game in me or she would beat me. She was very helpful to me with my benefits here at the plant from the beginning as my family grew. She seemed to always have a minute to answer a question or two. I am thankful for her participation in my life. Chip you and your family will be in our prayers, may God bless yaíll.
To Bob, Robin, Lindsey,Bob. Jr., Peyton and the entire Frank family …
You have our deepest sympathy. Loraine was a lovely, vibrant woman. You couldn’t miss her at church, or anywhere else. She was friendly, warm, compassionate and smart. She enjoyed serving others as well as serving her church. Loraine will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with you, across the miles. May the Lord comfort your family, at this time.