Connie Lee (Haase) Franke

Died: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jan. 06, 2018
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Connie Lee Franke, 90, formerly of Quincy, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Monday (December 25, 2017) at her home in the Atria Park Assisted Living Facility in Lakewood, Colorado.

   Born May 14, 1927 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, Connie was the daughter of Conrad Samuel and Leah Bernadine Davis Haase.  She married LeRoy James "Jim" Franke on June 4, 1951 in the Appanoose Faith Presbyterian Church in Niota, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on April 22, 1993.

   Connie was a life member of Kappa  Omicron Phi Sorority and a former member of the PEO, Adams County Home Extension and Luther Memorial Church, where she was active in serving funeral luncheons for many years..  Connie loved to sew and quilt and was active with various quilting clubs and was instrumental in starting the Quilting Group at Good Samaritan Home.

   Connie was a 1945 graduate of Nauvoo High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree in 1949 from Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois.  She taught Home Economics for 2 years before moving to Quincy. Connie later was employed by The House of Fabrics and Moorman Manufacturing Company in the credit union until her retirement in 1992.

   Survivors include four children;  Mark (Debra) Franke of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Alan (Clareen) Franke of Pullman, Washington; Philip (Susan) Franke of Springfield, Virginia; Marilyn (Andrew) Betsch of Conifer, Colorado;  twelve grandchildren: Bethany (David) Banks of Elizabethton, TN;  B.J. (Laura) Franke of Osceola, IA; Gary Franke of Bellevue, WA; Joyce (Jared) Sparks of Pasco, WA; Scott (Bonnie) Franke of Uniontown, WA; Christopher (Natalie) Franke of Springfield, VA; Sara (Matthew) Dyson of Springfield, VA; Kurt Franke of California, MD; Sarah Betsch, John Betsch, Elizabeth Betsch and Daniel Betsch all of Conifer, CO;  twelve great-grandchildren, Colleen Banks, Georgia Banks, Caroline Banks, Samuel Banks, Caleb Sparks, Courtney Dyson, Zachary Dyson, Cameron Dyson, Rachel Dyson,  Jenna Franke, Megan Franke and Hannah Franke; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; and two brothers, Robert Henry Haase and Richard Davis Haase.

.Funeral services will be held Saturday morning (January 6, 2018) at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.

   Private burial will be held in the Nauvoo City Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Saturday morning (January 6, 2018) from 9:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.  

   Memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church

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Jan and "Toot" Ewalt
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Connie was a beautiful and special lady. We enjoyed our visits with her over the years. May she rest in peace in her heavenly home.

Nancy March
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
I am so sorry I won't be able to make the services. I work at Good Samaritan Home Beauty Shop. I used to do Connie's hair when she was there. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed her very much. She was a special lady!

Judy Graham
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
To all of the Family - Connie and I had a special friendship. When she moved into the cottages at Good Samaritan Home we became fast friends. She loved all of her activity with the quilting and I was so very happy to help her deliver blankets and even pillows to the school kids at Baldwin School. She brought such joy and happiness to all of the kids who received her generous gifts from the quilting group at Good Samaritan Home. She talked to me often about how proud she was of each of you kids. I know she may not have always showed it to you but she loved to tell of your accomplishments. Please know her friendship meant a lot to me. I am sorry I am unable to be at her services. I retired a year ago and I am in Florida and not able to be there. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Mike and Julie Reiter
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Connie was a great neighbor, and always had a smile and something nice to say.
She will be missed!!

Irma Niekamp Anderson
   Posted Sun January 07, 2018

Connie and I were room-mates at Carthage College, Carthage, IL in 1948
and both of us became high-school teachers of Home Economics. We and our husbands (also C.C. grads) were life-long friends and enjoyed many happy and memorable times together. I lost contact when she moved to Colorado. (I still use a candy thermometer she gave to me at my wedding!)I extend my condolences and prayers to her family, and have many very happy memories of both of your parents, Connie and Jim!

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