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Dessie Page Frankum, 95, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

She was united in marriage to her loving childhood sweetheart Luther Owen Frankum on February 24, 1940. She lived an incredible life full of love, and was the epitome of the hardworking American woman, from her time as a real-life "Rosie The Riveter" during World War II in Chicago, IL, to 25 years of factory work in Kentucky, and raising three children. She was brave and ever-strong her whole life, and until the very end. She is irreplaceable, and the world for us who knew her will be a lot less bright. Her smile, sense of humor and wit were unmatched in our family. She will be forever missed. - The Family of Dessie Page Frankum
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Dessie Page Frankum, 95 of Columbia, KY passed away surrounded by her loving family and friends Wednesday July 4, 2018 at her home after several months illness.

Funeral service will be at 10amCT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with her preacher Ed Sterchi of the Broadway Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting after 4pmCT, on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Dessie Page Frankum, 95, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

She was born October 26, 1922 in Sparksville, Adair COunty, KY. She was the daughter of the late Otis & Ora Emily Yarberry Page. She died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 95 years, eight months, and eight days.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Owen Frankum on October 1, 2005; son-in-laws Don Grant and Ron Greene; one sister Corrine Ballou; and one brother, James Page.

She is survived by:
  • Two daughters: Wanda Greene of Bardstown, KY; and Rebecca Grant of Campbellsville, KY

  • One son: Glenn Frankum of Beaverdale, PA

  • Four grandchildren: Matthew Grant, Andrew Grant, Cheryl Frankum, and Glenn Frankum II

  • Nine great grandchildren: Christopher Austin Clayton, Andrew Warren, Joy Frankum, Faith Ortiz, Dalton Grant, Cade Grant, Addyson Grant, Nolan Grant,and Nash Grant

  • Her family friend and caregiver; Keith Cook of Columbia, KY

  • Other caregivers: Treva Phillips, Amber Phillips, Angie Adams, Danielle Adams, Leoda Curry, April Barkes, Juanita Pierce, Janice Dulworth, and Cathy Powell

  • Special friend: Mary Jane Williams and the staff of Hosparus

  • Several nieces, nephews and a host of friends
Send condolences to the family of Dessie Frankum

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Hosparus of Green River PO Box 4134 Campbellsville, KY 42719-9700.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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Dessie Page Frankum, 95, Adair County, KY (1922-2018)

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