April 20


Wanda V. Franks, 86, died at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Jan. 17, 1922, in Tyndall, S.D., to Alfred and Dorthea Raabe Kreeger, she married Verne Franks March 17, 1960, in Peoria. He died in September 1978 in Peoria.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Edward) Sparks of Hanna City and Cindy (Rodney) Denny of Chillicothe; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Lawrence (Evelyn) Kreeger of Peoria Heights.

She was the manager of Krause South Rome Market.

She was a member of the Chillicothe VFW Senior Card Club.

A funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann Catholic Church. The Rev. Terry Cassidy will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with a wake service at 4:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorials may me made to St. Ann Church Building Fund.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to  www.wrightandsalmon.com.