Frank R. Stuart
unknown - April 22, 2011
Frank R. Stuart, age 86, of Jefferson City, formerly of Linn, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, at St. Joseph Care Center in Jefferson City with his family by his side. Frank was born August 31, 1924, in San Diego, Calif., a son to the late Robert and Anna (McGaffrey) Stuart. On November 8, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary T. Grace in New York City, N.Y. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2007. Frank served honorably in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1962 and was a World War II veteran. Following his naval retirement, he was an instructor and chairman of the Electronics Department at Linn Technical College from 1962 to 1987. Frank also taught at Nichols Career Center from 1988-89 and various Jefferson City School Districts. Frank was a member of the St. George Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Fleet Reserve. Frank also was an avid runner and a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs. Frank adored his loving wife, Mary, for over 60 years of marriage until her passing in 2007. From that time on his adoration continued with his family and 41 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include: two sons, John and his wife Brandy Stuart of College Station, Texas, and Robert J. and his wife Rebecca Stuart of Wildwood; six daughters, Maureen Paty and her husband John of Linn, Marianne Ferris and her husband Robert of Jefferson City, Donna Thoenen and her husband Larry of Jefferson City, Kathy Goetz and her husband Donald of Webb City, Teresa White and her husband Ryan of Southlake, Texas, and Patricia Marden and her husband Monte of Temecula, Calif.; 23 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Frank was preceded in death by one son, Robert J. Stuart; and one daughter, Colleen Johnson. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Morton Chapel. Interment will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery with full military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Linn State Technical College Scholarship Fund in c/o Morton Chapel, P.O. Box 77, Linn, MO 65051. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn. (573-897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com
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