The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 26, 2012

John B. Frakes


The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — John B. Frakes, age 79, of Joplin, Mo., passed away at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at home following months of ill health.

John was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Woolstock, Iowa. He graduated from Minnesota Bible College and went on to graduate with his Masters Degree in Theology at Lincoln Seminary.

He served as minister and shepherd to churches in Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Illinois for over 45 years. He moved to Diamond to complete his lifelong dream of building their own home. He was a dedicated family man and faithful believer of Jesus Christ. He was a member of the Park Plaza Christian Church family.

He married Cathleen Curtis on Aug. 24, 1954, in Webster City, Iowa. She survives.

Additional survivors include one son, David Frakes and wife, Loretta, of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Julie Woolever and husband, Mark, of Joplin, Mo.; six grandchildren, Bethany, Rachel, Karissa, Melissa, Jessica, and Cody; five great-grandchildren, Christopher, Caden, Chloe, Kyleigh, and Nathan; one brother, Ilo and wife, Norma, of Webster City, Iowa; one sister, Eudora, of Minneapolis, Minn,; one brother-in-law, Jack Curtis, of Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Park Plaza Christian Church,32 and Indiana in Joplin. Minister B.A. Austin will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Webb City. Those serving as pallbearers will be David Frakes, Mark Woolever, Cody Frakes, Jack Curtis, Mike Whorlow, and Marvin Bass. The family will receive friends at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho  from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The family has requested that memorial contributions in memory of John be made to the Park Plaza Christian Church building fund in care of Clark Funeral Homes, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO  64850.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.

A Man After Gods Own Heart

The faith of this father

Was earnest and deep.

The Lords dear commands

Our Johnny would keep.

He looked on all souls

With a shepherds kind eye,

Well miss his compassion,

But to mirror him well try.

The seeds of his integrity

Hes already sown,

Hes with his Father,

Hes whole and not alone.

Hes singing sweet praises

By his Saviors throne,

Hes happy and pain-free

In Gods Heavenly home.