Tralucia W. “Lou” Franklin

Tralucia W. “Lou” Franklin



      Tralucia W. “Lou” Franklin, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, April 13, 2012 at a local healthcare facility. 

      She was born January 26, 1924 to William and Tralucia (Proctor) Walden Argubright in Slater, Missouri.

      She married Robert E. Franklin December 24, 1940.  He preceded her in death March 31, 2002.

      Mrs. Franklin received her degree in Social Work from Missouri Western State University and worked for the Division of Family Services.  She also managed the Moila Pool.

      Lou was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, DAR, and MWSC-Alumnus.

      She was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Louise Butts; granddaughters, Katie Savidge-Kluge and Tralou Chastain.

      Survivors:  son, Bill Franklin (Margie), Lake Ozark, Missouri; daughter, Karen (Mimi) Savidge (Boomer), Village of the Oaks, Missouri; daughter, Lucia Chastain, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; daughter, Susan Roth (Bob), St. Joseph; daughter, Jeannie Franklin, St. Joseph; daughter, Cyndi Michalski, St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

      Services:  10:00 A.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Monday.  The Family suggests memorial gifts to MWSU Foundation and Moila Transportation Fund.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Tom and Jean Woods says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
    We were blessed with Lou’s friendship as well as the entire Franklin family. She was most often the center and all with whom she came in contact found a new friend. She will be missed and we must now count on the memories.

  2. Jaynee Minton McBrayer says:

    What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind as her children are some of the kindest, most talented individuals I have ever known. She may be gone but she will never be forgotten. Peace be with you…

  3. Mark S. Robreau says:

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Franklin family at this difficult time. I’m sure you have a lifetime of wonderful memories of your mom which you will be able to cherish forever.

  4. Steve & Becky Schweizer says:

    We wish all of you and your families our condolences. May you find comfort in all your memories. Steve & Becky

  5. Diane Christison Stow says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. It is so difficult losing parents and my heart is with each one of you. I remember your mother fondly when I worked at Moila the last summer we lived in St. Joe. We had such a good time and I enjoyed getting to know her.
    With love and prayers, Diane

  6. Bill Venabke says:

    My thoughts are with all of you. Your mother made a lasting mark on me. She was a wonderful person. Bill

  7. Mary Lea Wilson Sanzaro says:

    My deepest sympathies to all of you, the loss of a Mother is so difficult. May God help you all through the days that follow. Just know we are all thinking and praying for each and everyone of you.

  8. Eldon Jenkins says:

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Kitty Cole says:

    Lucia, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers…Your Mother was a remarkable woman, and I am so privileged to have known her. God bless…much love, Kitty

  10. Susan Fenner says:

    I was so sorry to hear this news. Please know I am thinking of everyone in the family and sending my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Gerald & Beverly Butts Kitchen, Slater, MO says:

    It is after 10p.m. Monday night & through a friend, we just learned of your mother’s death. All of you have been so blessed to have had such wonderful parents and a loving family. The only address we have for any of you is Bill’s, so sorry not to contact you otherwise at this time. We pray God’s richest blessings upon you. We know your memories will be sweet ones.

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