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Franklin R. Zion
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Franklin R. Zion

Franklin R. Zion, 76, Union Star, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017 at his home.
He was born October 14, 1940 in Bolckow, Missouri to Reed and Lelah (Heckman) Zion, they preceded him in death.
Frank married Patricia Wilcoxson October 4, 1980, she survives of the home.
He attended Union Star United Methodist Church and was a former member of Union Star Christian Church and American Legion.
Frank enjoyed woodworking, gardening, racing, dancing, traveling and genealogy. He liked westerns and a wide variety of music. Frank never met a stranger and lived a good life.
He was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jeff Osborn; and brothers, Donald and Lowell Zion.
Additional survivors include daughter, Tina Osborn, Savannah, MO; son, Loney Wilcoxson (Stephanie), Edgerton, MO, Jim Wilcoxson, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Dakota and Justin Osborn, Mackenzie Wilcoxson, Jordan Keefhaver (Ben), Alyssa Porter (Justin), and Joshua Porter (Jackie); great-granddaughter, Lily Keefhaver; sisters-in-law, Marilyn and Delores “Dee” Zion; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Union Star UMC building fund or American Heart Association. Online guest book and obituary at

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Memorial Park Cemetery

5005 Frederick Ave
St. Joseph , Missouri 64506


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