Newell Wilson Franks

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Newell Wilson Franks, 94, passed away May 5, 2011. Newell was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Moundville, Mo., to Christie C. and Edith N. (Park) Franks. He was a mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lula Dee Franks and Arlene Naomi Franks; and son, Earl.

He leaves his daughters, Joyce Plank and husband, Jim, Janet Altschul and husband, Ken, and Edie Franks; sister, Evelyn Emery; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., and funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 9, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., at Welborn Cemetery, near Nevada, Mo.

Arrangements are under Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.