Newell Wilson Franks, 94, passed away May 5, 2011. Newell was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Moundville, Mo., to Christie C. and Edith N. (Park) Franks. He was a mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lula Dee Franks and Arlene Naomi Franks; and son, Earl.
He leaves his daughters, Joyce Plank and husband, Jim, Janet Altschul and husband, Ken, and Edie Franks; sister, Evelyn Emery; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., and funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, May 9, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Graveside services will be 2 p.m., at Welborn Cemetery, near Nevada, Mo.
Arrangements are under Park Lawn Funeral Home, (816) 523-1234.