Mary Viola Franke

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July 27, 1936 - July 26, 2020
Born in Warrenton, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Mary Viola Franke of St. Peters, MO, passed away at the age of 83 on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, August Ruth Jr. and Cornelia Hallemeier; and her siblings, Kenneth, Paul, Donald, August, and Clinton Ruth and Dorothy Finck.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband of sixty-seven years, John N. Franke; her children, Deborah (Daniel) Vitale, James (Joyce) Franke, David (Joann) Franke, and Susan (Ted) Chrismer; her sisters, Judith (Erwin) Aufdemberge and Joan (Wayne) Schumpe; her nine grandchildren, her fourteen great-grandchildren; and she was a loving aunt, cousin, and friend to many.

Mary always had an incredibly strong faith and a deep love for her Lord Jesus Christ. She loved her family and treasured every moment she spent with her children and grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions in Mary’s name may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church in Pratt, Kansas.

The family requests that all guests please wear a face mask and maintain social distancing guidelines when attending services at Chapel of the Cross.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sherry Grote July 28, 2020 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Your father and family are in our hearts and prayers. May you be comforted with Jesus’ true words, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25-26

  2. Matt Vitale July 28, 2020 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    candle 5You will be missed Grandma! Love you!

  3. Janie Ott July 29, 2020 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Everyone is in our prayers. Tim and a Janie Ott

  4. Janie Ott July 29, 2020 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    candle 7Everyone Is in our prayers. Mary was absolutely delightful. Tim and Janie Ott

  5. Pat Brennan July 30, 2020 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Debbie,
    Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you & your family in our prayers.
    Pat & Jim Brennan

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