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Barbara J. Frakes, 87, Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Greentown, Indiana, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at her daughter's home in Colorado Springs. She was born in Greentown, Indiana, Jan. 17, 1930, to Lawrence and Thelma (Mills) Kimmel. She married William "Bill" Frakes on Feb. 2, 1951, in Greentown, and he preceded her in death Jan. 11, 1995.
She was a member of the Christian Life Fellowship Church. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her friends and family.
She is survived by sister, Shirley (Johnny) Webber; daughter, Sandi Wilder; four grandchildren, Jennifer Wilder, Kimberly (Clay) Bartlett, Christina Wilder and Daniel Wilder; one great-grandchild, William Wilder; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Shaw and Carolyn Kimmel.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and Lawrence Kimmel; husband, William "Bill" Frakes; siblings, Betty (Wayne) Newton, Janice Shaw and Larry Kimmel.
Visitation for family and friends will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, Indiana. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, Indiana, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Greentown, following the service.
Arrangements are being handled by Hasler & Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown. Online condolences may be made at www.hasler-stout.com.
Published on January 3, 2018
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