Alberta Franke
Alberta Franke
  • November 12, 1920 - September 9, 2017
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Alberta (Bert) Franke


Alberta “Bert” Franke, 96, of Columbia, MO passed away, Saturday, September 9, 2017

in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be from 10:30am-11:30am Thursday, September 14, 2017

at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO. Funeral service

will be 11:30am Thursday at Memorial, and entombment will follow in Memorial Park

Cemetery’s mausoleum.

Alberta was born on November 12, 1920 in Macon, MO; the daughter of Proctor and

Goldie Vanskike, who preceded her in death. She was married March 22, 1943 to Joseph

“Joe” P. Franke in Macon, MO and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2016. Her sister, Dorothy

Bryant, also preceded her in death. She is survived by Larry Bryant, nephew & owner of

Bryant’s Campus Jewelry, Columbia, MO and several other nieces, nephews, and friends.

She and her husband, Joe, were owners and operators of Franke’s Campus Jewelry, Campus

Beauty Shop, and the “Shack”. She was a member of the MO Jeweler & Watchmakers

Association. She loved boating in her “Blue Goose” on the Lake of the Ozarks and sharing

hospitality with their many friends and family. She will be missed by many.

In lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 4400

Clayton Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

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