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Harding Funeral Home
Saturday July 11th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Memorial Service

Harding Funeral Home
Saturday July 11th, 2020

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Nancy DeFrain

Nancy J. DeFrain, 60, of Slatington, passed away peacefully Friday, May 15, 2020 at Holy Family Manor, Bethlehem.   She was the wife of the late Michael A. ‘Buck” DeFrain, who passed away in 2011.  Born in Allentown on February 12, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Walter “Gubon” and Elaine (Benninger) Edwards.  Nancy was a 1978 graduate of the Slatington HS, where she was a member of the 1975 girls track team which was the only undefeated team in the Lehigh Valley League, and only girl’s championship track team at Slatington.   Nancy worked for Holiday Hair, was a former teacher’s aide at the Northern Lehigh Middle School.   She also worked for the former Young Ideas Daycare in Slatington, and own/operated her own beauty salon.   She was a member of Bethel UCC, Slatington.

She is survived by a son: Chad Mazepa of Slatington; brother: Robert “Yogi” Edwards and wife Teresa of Catasauqua; Sister: Trudie and husband Doug Lilly of Slatington; Nieces & Nephews: Michael (Missy), Josh, Matt (Kayla), Zac  & Hannah; great nieces & nephews: Hayden, Delaney, Noah, Theo & Benton.

A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington.   Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 to 11AM.   Kindly wear a mask and observe social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice in memory of Nancy.

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Our mothers were close friends growing up and happy that Nancy and I were friends and able to reconnect during her time as part of the NLMS staff. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Hali Kuntz Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Chad and Extended Family,I am heartbroken over the loss of your beloved mother and sister. Nancy (aka “Peanut”) was such a lifelong dear friend, always quick with a smile and a kind greeting. I’ll miss our long talks and love of Dunkin and Anazon shopping. I have fond memories of Nancy as my first hairdresser when I moved to Slatington and the patient stylist who gave my son and daughter their first haircuts. She was a fighter and endured so much these last few weeks but I know she is in a better place with her Buck riding the Harley in heaven. A mother’s love is forever and I know Chad that Mom will always be watching over you; she was always so proud of you. May you Rest In Peace dear friend❤️ߙϢݤ️

Renee Evans May 17 2020 12:00 AM

Good talks when I would come to get a hair cut in the basement on 4th Street. Then our boys played baseball from Legion Moose an up. I know you are hanging on to Buck on the back of that Harley having the most amazing ride. R.I.P Nancy.

Lisa Martinez May 17 2020 12:00 AM

I hope Buck was waiting with a full tank of gas and pocket full of cash for your ride.You will live on in my memory, my friend.

David Bell May 17 2020 12:00 AM

So sad you had to go through so much pain in your life here on earth Nancy. You taught us all how to be strong and you were always fun loving and selfless and very supportive to your friends and family you were my rock. I know you missed your Buck so much and now I know you are at peace and by his side. You will be missed feisty ladyߙϰߏ۰ߙϰߏ۰ߙϰߏ» I love you girlߥаߥаߥаߘذߘذߘ˜

Donna Barone May 16 2020 12:00 AM

Sympathy and prayer for the family. Nancy always had a smile on her face. So sorry your loss.

Carol Polkowski May 16 2020 12:00 AM

A wonderful and caring person that will be missed by many.Prayers and condolences for family and friends.God Bless

Scott and Tina Owens May 16 2020 12:00 AM

I will never forget all the great times we had growing up over the holidays. Our huge family getting together to celebrate. Your mom and I bantering back and fourth. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Kevin and Deb and the rest of my family.

Kevin Hadinger May 16 2020 12:00 AM

Chad, Trudi,  Yogi and family.  We send our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Nancy.  There are so many memories of Nancy and just a few are sleeping out, SHS, football games and Chad and Shawn's baseball games and many many more.  Nancy was a very kind  and out going.  She had a heart of gold.  She loved her family so much.  I will always treasure her memory.  She will now be your guardian angel watching over you. She is always have a special place in all of our hearts.

Sharon & Ed Hartman and Shawn Rios May 16 2020 12:00 AM

I remember her being so sweet to me when I attended Northern Lehigh. I am so sorry for your family’s loss and you will be in my thoughts.

Rebecca May 16 2020 12:00 AM

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