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Frankie Lee Kilpatrick, age 63, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her home in Joplin, Mo.
She was born Feb. 4, 1955, in Joplin. Her parents were Frank Eugene Tackett and Martha Rosalee (Price) Tackett. She had lived in the Joplin - Galena, Kan., area most of her life.
Frankie worked as a pharmacy tech at St. John's/Mercy Hospital, in Joplin, for over 20 years. Some of her favorite activities were writing poems, sewing, going on walks, caring for her much loved dog, Thor, and taking trips with her daughter, Julie, who was the light of her life.
Surviving is one daughter, Julie Shields (husband, Jason), McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Ed Tackett (wife, Carol), Joplin, and Frank "Butch" Tackett Jr. (wife, Sharon), Ocala, Fla.; one sister, Cheryl Herrelson, Shawnee, Kan.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was entrusted to Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, for cremation.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at First Christian Church, Galena. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Baxter Springs, Kan., after the service.

When it's hard for one to stand
God sends an angel to hold his hand.

When a loved one has to part
An angel helps mend a broken heart.

When a loved one says goodbye
If you listen you can hear the angels cry.

Part in joy and part in sorrow
For he'll be among the angels tomorrow.

For when a loved one dies
He goes to where only angels dare to fly.

- Frankie Kilpatrick -
Published on June 13, 2018
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