Frances “Franky” Sophia Rackers

February 4, 2012 - August 6, 2012

Frances Sophia "Franky" Rackers, 93, of Wardsville, died Monday, August 6, 2012, at Villa Marie Nursing Home. She was born on February 4, 1919, in the Schubert area, the daughter of the late John Valentine and Mathilda Mary (Wiegersen) DeBrine. She was a 1937 graduate of Westphalia Public High School. Frances was united in marriage on October 14, 1950, in Taos, to Carl Richard Rackers, who preceded her in death on June 30, 2005. Frances worked for the Missouri Conservation Commission in the Protection section for 10 years and then became a homemaker during her married life. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and the St. Stanislaus Parish Lady's Sodality. Survivors include: two sons, Rodney (Susan) Rackers, Centertown and Dale (Carol) Rackers, Wardsville; six grandchildren, Nicholas Rackers, Nathan (Gina) Rackers, Emily (Joshua) Kampeter, Jenna (Jason) Volmert, Ben Rackers, Jacob Rackers; and two great-grandchildren, Sophie Kampeter and Isabella Rackers. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Robert DeBrine and Elmer DeBrine; a sister, Bertha DeBrine; and an infant sister, Henrietta DeBrine. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2012, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville with the Rev. Ignazio C. Medina officiating. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Additional visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the St. Stanislaus Catholic School, 6410 Route W, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.

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