Carol Elizabeth Rackers

January 5, 1954 - September 14, 2013

Carol Elizabeth Rackers, 59, of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2013, at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born January 5, 1954, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the daughter of Donald and Marian (Peukert) Becker. On April 20, 1974, Carol was united in marriage to Gary Rackers, who survives at their home. Carol was a 1972 graduate of Helias Catholic High School. She and her husband owned Rackers Equipment Company. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church; Missouri Limestone Producers Association; and Associated General Contractors. She bowled on the Witches of West Gate Lanes bowling team. Carol loved St. Louis Cardinal baseball, her frequent trips to the casino, gardening, decorating, cooking, and traveling to Florida. She enjoyed raising her two children and especially spoiling her two grandchildren, as well as entertaining family and friends. In addition to her husband, Carol is also survived by her mother: Marian Becker; two children: Michelle Sherry (husband Ryan) of Jefferson City; Matthew Rackers of Lake Ozark; one sister: Sandy Coleman of Wardsville; two brothers: Paul Becker (wife Jenny) of Osage Bluff; David Becker (wife Joyce) of Jefferson City; two grandchildren: Harper and Sloane Sherry. She was preceded in death by her father: Donald Becker Jr.; father-in-law: Leo Rackers; brother-in-law: Ken Coleman; and uncle: Richard "Dick" Becker. Friends will be received from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at Houser-Millard Funeral Home with a Prayer Service to be held at 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Father Ignazio C. Medina officiating. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Helias Catholic High School Foundation or Crusaders Against Cancer Relay for Life Team. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street; Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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