Norma J. Franke, 89


Norma Jean Franke, 89, of Staunton, died at 11:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Community Hospital of Staunton.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 12, at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton. Funeral services will follow at noon at the church, with the Rev. Phil Girardin officiating. Burial will follow at Prairietown Cemetery in Prairietown.
Mrs. Franke was born Oct. 4, 1934 in Bunker Hill, the daughter of the late Emil and Christina (Dubbelde) Johnson. She married Edwin E. Franke on April 27, 1957 in Carpenter and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2011.
She worked at The Gardens Restaurant in Litchfield for many years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton and enjoyed her flowers, shopping with her daughters, playing Euchre and watching game shows on TV.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty (Ron) Everley of Port Byron and Janelle Franke (Jeff Yarnik) of Staunton; son-in-law, John Nathan of Staunton; six grandchildren, Rebecca (Doug) Looney, Mallory (Danny) Scroggins, Chelsa (Cody) Krech, Alyssa Everley, Broc (Savanya) Everley and Joshua Franke; nine great-grandchildren, Owen, Evan, Greyson, Adalyn, Camden, Keegan, Cody, Callahan and Rivers; three sisters-in-law, Faye Buffington, Wilma Franke and Judy Franke; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Peggy Nathan.
Memorials are suggested to either Community Hospital of Staunton or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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