FARMER, FRANCES S. (nee Shertel) - 64 , of Ventnor, passed away on July 28, 2015 in the Atlantic City Medical Center. Frances was born in Atlantic City, attended St. Nicholas Grammar School and graduated from Holy Spirit High School. She worked for many years at Resorts Hotel/Casino and Verizon Communications, retiring in 2007 after 25 years of service. Frances, known as Sissy or Frannie, was born with sand in her shoes. She loved the summer, the boardwalk and especially the beach. She danced to the sounds of Motown, disco, and loved the bands at the beach bars. Fran was an avid walker and loved art and painting. Frances was a good mother, great sister, loving aunt and a dear friend to all who knew her. She is sadly missed! Frances is predeceased by her parents John R. and Frances E (nee Smith) Shertel and her sister Ruth of Cardiff. Frances leaves behind, to cherish her memory, her son Nicholas of Ventnor; brothers John Shertel of Ventnor, Steve Shertel and his wife Margaret of Pomona, Michael Shertel and his wife Linda of Mays Landing, and David Shertel and his wife Francine of Glassboro. Frances also leaves behind many good friends, co-workers, nieces and nephews, and her canine buddy, Moby. Services of Frances S. Farmer will be private and at the convenience of her family. Arrangements by the Gormley Funeral Home LLC. AC.