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Eloise Appleby Franken

Eloise Appleby-Franken


        Shawnee (Oklahoma) resident Eloise Appleby Franken, 92, died Sunday ( 5 Feb 2002)  at her home.  She was born May 29, 1909, in Springfield, Mo., to Edgar H. and Ophelia (Ferrell) Appleby.  She earned a teacher's certificate from Southwest Missouri State College and taught kindergarten at Wilson School and Franklin School. She also taught music and reading at St. Benedict.

        She married Ed A. "Dink" Franken in June1934 in Billings, Mo. He preceded her in death in November 1977.  She was a member of the Junior Service League for more than 50 years and also was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church and the Sponsa Regis and Altar Society.

        She also was preceded in death by two grandsons, J. T. Moyer in 1992 and Josh Evans in 2001, and a granddaughter, Kathy Franken in 1964.  Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Andy and Larry Moyer of Seminole and Betsy and Duane Evans of Lawrence, Kan.; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Penny Franken of Iowa City, Iowa; four grandsons, Brandon Moyer, Rafe Evans and Ken and Michael Franken; two granddaughters, Jadee Kabance and Jennifer Duffy; and 11 great-grandchildren.

        A rosary will be 7 p.m. today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be noon Wednesday at St. Benedict Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Massoth, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

from the Shawnee, Oklahoma Star News


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