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Ellis D. Frakes

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Ellis D. Frakes Obituary
Ellis D. Frakes, 87, of Girard, died at 9:15 P.M., Friday, May 16, 2014 at his home in Girard.

He was born September 26, 1926 in rural Girard, a son of Loyd E. and Edna B. (Shaffer) Frakes. He attended Meyers Grade school and graduated from Girard High School in 1944.

After graduation he entered military service, serving in the 24th infantry during World War II. His tours of duty included Japan and the Philippines. He was very proud of his service to his country and for his service he earned numerous citations. In honor of his service he was named a Four State Hero.

On November 24, 1944 Ellis and Thelma I. Crank were married in Girard and she survives of the home. He worked as a meat cutter for the Mead Grocery in Girard for fifteen years. After the stores closing he was employed for fifteen years by the U.S.D. 248 school district in the maintenance department, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of the Girard United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post # 26. He was a charter member of the Girard FFA and was treasurer of the Myers Cemetery Association for seventeen years.

SURVIVORS – Wife – Thelma Frakes, of the home; Son – Dennis Frakes and his wife Norma, Carl Junction; Son-in-law – Jon Mikrut. Girard; Sister – Donna Munden and her husband Robert, Pittsburg; Four grandsons – Kevin Mikrut and his wife Jenna, Girard; Tim Mikrut and his wife Lacy, Girard; Derrick Frakes, Carl Junction; Chris Coppenbarger, Joplin; Two great-grandsons – Jason Mikrut and Cole Mikrut, both of Girard; Two great-granddaughters – Avinelle Mikrut, Girard; Samantha Coppenbarger, Joplin, Several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Cheryl Mikrut; a brother, Kenneth Frakes and a sister, Mary Frakes

SERVICES – will be at 10 A.M., Monday, May 19, at the Girard Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Mason officiating. Military honors will be given by the George C. Brown Post # 26, American Legion.

Friends may call at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home after 3 p.m., Sunday.

Memorials are suggested to the Girard United Methodist Church Building Fund, the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or the . They may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the funeral home at Box 258, Girard, Kansas 66743. Condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.
Published in Morning Sun on May 18, 2014
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