Frances Marie Rumianek Harkins

Aug 15 1931
Jun 19 2019
87 Years
Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Frances Marie Rumianek Harkins, 87, of Hatboro, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Jefferson Hospice in Warminster, PA., to have a cup of tea with God. She was the widow of the late James J. Harkins who died in 2010. They shared 55 years of marriage together. Born in Parkesburg, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Stephanie Kolodezski Rumianek.

Frances, born and raised in Parkesburg, was cheerleader and participant in many extracurricular activities at Parkesburg High School, graduating in 1949.  She followed her sister Lt. Col. Helen Rumianek, USAF Ret. to Hahnemann School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse.  She concluded her beloved nursing career at ACTS/Southampton Estates as a geriatric nurse.

Frances delighted being a mom, a den mother, PTA mom, school nurse, and Welcome Wagon representative.

She is survived by three children; Frances A. Harkins of Hatboro, PA, J. Kevin Harkins of Hatboro, PA and Sean Harkins of Phoenixville. She was preceded in death by one son Stephen Harkins and three siblings; Lt. Col. Helen Rumianek, Andy Rumianek and Stanley Rumianek. 

Private graveside services will take place at Our Lady of the Seven Dolores Cemetery, Parkesburg, PA. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at


So sorry to hear of Frances' passing.  My memories of cousin Frances was that she was a caring, sweet bundle of energy with a beautiful smile.  I have fond memories of her flying around Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Frank's kitchen, always lending a much needed hand at holiday gatherings.  My sympathy to Francie, Kevin and Sean on her passing.

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