Robert W. Frank

June 17, 1922 ‒ November 20, 2011

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert W. Frank, age 89, of Teryl Drive, Mount Vernon, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on June 17, 1922 in Danville, Ohio to the late Walter and Rosella (Richert) Frank. He retired from the Flxible Company in Loudonville and worked as a farmer. Robert was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army. He served as a Brown Township Trustee and was a life-long member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Jelloway and served the church in a variety of capacities. For the past twenty years, Robert also attended the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion, served as a volunteer for Interchurch Social Services and bowled in many leagues in Mount Vernon.

He is survived by his wife Irene (Flecknoe) Shannon Frank, three sons, Stephen (Nancy) Frank of Cincinnati, Ohio, John (Kathy) Frank of Fredericktown, Andrew (Sue) Frank of Lewis Center, two daughters, Rosemary (Lynn) Tharaldson of Lakeville, Minnesota, Barbara (Bill) Anderson of Zanesville, three step-sons, Chuck (Julie) Shannon of Fredericktown, David (Ronda) Shannon of Georgia, Frank (Dawn) Shannon of Mount Vernon, three step-daughters, Mary Jane (Jack) Schlairet of Mount Vernon, Kathy Raby of Ashland and Vicky (Eric) Massa of Mount Vernon, twenty four grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and two on the way, three brothers, Myron Frank of Sidney, Ohio, Wayne (Charlotte) Frank of Danville, Harold Frank of California and a sister, Mary Frank of Danville.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret (Conkle) Frank, two granddaughters, seven brothers, David Frank, Theodore Frank, Raymond Frank, Delmar Frank, Clovis Frank, Richard Frank and Blayne Frank.

Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Jelloway. Rev. Warren Outhwaite and Rev. Ed Winkler will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Interchurch Social Services, PO Box 1052, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or the charity of one’s choice.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robert W. Frank.