Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Sarah K. Frank, 98, of Morton, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Born Jan. 27, 1914, in Morton to John Sr. and Lydia (Merchenthaler) Barth, she married Raymond Frank on Jan. 2, 1932, in Peoria. He died on May 21, 1976.

She also is preceded in death by one granddaughter, one great granddaughter, one great-great grandson, three brothers and four sisters.

Surviving are five daughters, Mildred (Wes) Knapp of Eureka, Marilyn (Don) Clark of Morton, Dee (George) Taylor of Morton, Anna (Larry) Miller of Morton and Donna Frank (Michael Durbin) of Morris; two sons, Raymond Jr. (Shirley) Frank of Morton and Bob (Rose) Frank of Tremont; 23 grandchildren; 77 great grandchildren; 32 great-great grandchildren; and one foster sister, Mildred Shotola of Boston, Mass.

She was a member of the Morton Apostolic Christian Church, where services were Jan. 21 at Morton Apostolic Christian Church with church ministers officiating. Visitation was Jan. 20 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton. Further visitation was prior to services at the church. Burial was in the Morton Apostolic Christian Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Restmor, 1500 Parkside Ave, Morton, IL 61550 or the St. Jude Runners Association, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614.

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