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Pearl Frankford Obituary

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Pearl Frankford

Peoria, IL

May 21, 1924 - April 21, 2006

Pearl Frankford Obituary

Pearl Lavine Frankford, 81, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2006 at home. Pearl was born on May 21, 1924 in Deerfield, MN, daughter of Eli Wesley and Pearl L. Sargeant Calkins. She married Bernard Schmitt. He preceded her in death. She later married Lester Frankford. He also preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Eli Calkins and three sisters: Ester Lamb and two infant sisters. Pearl is survived by her daughters: Dolores (John) Koehler of Peoria Heights and Doris (Bill) Svob of Canton, IL; three sisters: Ellen Strom of Minnesota, Florence Frankenstein of Toulon, IL and Pauline Miltenberger of Morton, IL; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pearl was a member of the AMVETS #64 Ladies Auxiliary in Peoria and an associate member at the Peoria Heights Navy Marine Club. She was formerly employed as a food sample distributor at local area grocery stores and a waitress at the Hotel Pere Marquette. Friends and family also knew Pearl as “The Cookie Lady” and “The Witch”. Pearl enjoyed working in her yard, listening to big band music, cooking, baking (for everyone) and visiting Glen Oak Park, the Navy-Marine Club and casinos. Her eighty-seven year old neighbor, Lena, was a dear friend that she enjoyed taking care of. Pearl was always helping others. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2006 at St. Mary Cemetery in Metamora, IL, with Chaplain Ronald Little officiating. A luncheon and celebration of Pearls life will begin at noon on Monday at the Navy Marine Club. Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice. Arrangements are entrusted to Clary Funeral Consultants in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Pearl Frankford, please visit our floral store.

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