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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