Frankie Marie Shanks, 94
Graveside services for Frankie Marie Shanks, 94, of Festus, formerly of Poplar Bluff, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, at Patrick Cemetery in Ozark County. Mrs. Shanks died May 3 at Crystal Oaks Nursing Home in Festus.
She was born July 23, 1923, at Piggott, Arkansas, the daughter of Charles and Carrie Burch Martin. On Nov. 3, 1942, at Zanoni, she married Harley Ray Shanks. Mrs. Shanks completed high school in Dora and went on to attend Draughn’s Business College in Springfield. She worked as a secretary for St. Paul Insurance Company in St. Louis for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Shanks owned and operated a mobile home park and mini storage in Poplar Bluff for many years. She was a member of the Poplar Bluff Artist Guild. Mrs. Shanks was very good at multi-tasking; she was an artist and enjoyed photography. She was a member of the Church of Christ and for many years, she had attended Poplar Bluff Church of Christ, where she served as secretary. Most recently, she attended Twin City Church of Christ in Festus.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Gansner and husband Dick of Festus and Barbara Perez and husband Joe of Tampa, Florida; two granddaughters, Carrie Waller and Christy Hueter and husband, Andy; five great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law, Winsor Morrison of Hollister.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died on March 29, 2004; and one sister, Byrdella Morrison.
Memorial contributions may be made to Twin City Church of Christ for the benefit of the Belize Church of Christ Primary School and may be left at the funeral home.
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.