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Carole “Kaye” Frankenbach

Carole “Kaye” Frankenbach, 81, Hannibal, Mo., passed away at 12:52 a.m., Sunday, June 25, 2023, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.

Kaye was born Aug. 11, 1941, in Hannibal, to Norwood and Alice Cary Eger. She was married to Robert “Bob” Frankenbach on Dec. 27, 1958, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2018.

Carole “Kaye” Frankenbach

Survivors include her children, Rob Frankenbach, Hannibal; Jackie Robertson (Donnie), Hannibal; Mike Frankenbach (Janie), Hannibal; and Ryan Frankenbach, St. Louis, Mo.; brother, Neil Eger (Barb), Palmyra; sister, Judy McGlothlin (Kenny), Texas; sister-in-law, Sandy Frankenbach, Palmyra; aunt, Rosie Quattrocchi, Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Brandon, Allyson (Charlie), Jesse, Ashley (Brett), Matthew, Michael, Megan and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Hadlee, Ayva, Urijah, Lanie, Ellie, Bryer, Harper, Wyatt and soon to be baby Goodwin in January 2024; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family throughout the Midwest and Arizona. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Douglas Scott Frankenbach.

Kaye was first and foremost a mother and dedicated farmwife, putting her all into raising her family and taking care of the family farm. She was constantly outside, tending to the garden or you would see her outdoors making sure her flower gardens and yard were up to par. 

If you didn’t find Kaye tending to her yard, she would be in the kitchen, experimenting with a new recipe, reading or watching her favorite shows like Wheel of Fortune, Family Feud and the Pioneer Woman, or anything on the Magnolia Channel or Food Network. 

She was an avid baker as she made sure cookies and other sweet treats were readily available for when her grandchildren and even great-grandchildren came to visit on a moment’s notice. She was noted to make the best homemade rolls and signature brandy slush cocktail for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. 

Kaye mostly admired her grandchildren’s accomplishments, attending and traveling to most of their sporting events, no matter where they were held in the Midwest. Her most recent bragging rights were being present for the birth of her twin great-grandchildren in December 2022. 

In her later years, she would take the family to spend the Fourth of July in Shawano, Wisc. to spend time with close family friends, Frank and Sandy Wegner. Kaye also enjoyed her children and grandchildren travel across the country and world and hearing their experiences. 

You would also see her having lunch and checking out the Amish or Mennonite stores with her close friends. Kaye was also a big Elvis and Cher fan, having the opportunity to see Elvis concerts in Las Vegas in the 70s. She was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou college sports.

 A funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely, Mo. Rev. Scott Salo will officiate. Her burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Frankenbach, Matthew Frankenbach, Brandon Frankenbach, Jesse Mahsman, Charlie Webb and Brett Goodwin.

Honorary pallbearers are Allyson Webb, Ashley Robertson, Megan Frankenbach and the great-grandchildren. 

Friends and family are invited to Kaye’s Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 30, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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