Franklin H. McKonly, 78, of West Hempfield Twp., passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Jacqulyn D. Fisher McKonly with whom he would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on October 25, 2017. He was born in Columbia, son of the late Henry F. and Elizabeth Hess McKonly. He worked for McMinn’s Asphalt for 21 years and drove tractor trailer for Marty Strickler for 35 years before his retirement in 2007. Frank was a charter member of Hempfield United Methodist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing with Bill Elliott being his favorite driver or any other driver who drove a Ford. He built the steamer for his family corn roast. He enjoyed going to the horse shows at the Columbia Riding Club, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was also known for his homemade ice cream.
Surviving in addition to his wife, two daughters: Faith A. (David M.) Gui, Paxtang, and Hope A. McKonly, West Hempfield Twp. One son: Frank H. McKonly, Jr., West Hempfield Twp. Six grandchildren: Rebecca, Emily, Kathryn, Edward, Hannah, and Frank, III. Five great-grandchildren: Declan, Evelyn, Liam, Clara Rose, and Aidan. Two brothers: Henry F. (Patricia) McKonly, Mechanicsburg and Donald E. (Rocki) McKonly, Wrightsville. Three sisters: Marian (William, Jr.) Fry, Columbia; Patricia Keck, Lancaster; and Brenda McKonly, Cape Cod, MA. He was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Harold McKonly. Four sisters: H. Louise Lutz, Susan Brommer, Thelma Farley, and Sandra Sandoe.
The Funeral Service will be held at Hempfield United Methodist Church, 3050 Marietta Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601 on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with his niece, Pastor Melinda L. McKonly, officiating. Interment in Silver Spring Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or Hempfield Methodist Church. Arrangements by Workman Funeral Homes, Inc. To send an online condolence, visit the condolences page.