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Franklin "Frank" Luett passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the age of 84.
Frank is predeceased by both parents, Amanda and Louis Luett; siblings LeRoy, Gilbert, Elmer, his twin Fred, Robert (Bob), Mildred, and Arlene. Two children, Frankie Jr and Marion.
Frank is survived by his loving wife, Judy; and sister, Evelyn. He is lovingly remembered by his children, Colleen Hansen (Dave), Cathy Huffhine, Julie Crider, Debra Parkman (Dave), Tara Hara, Jerry Busch (Susan), Dale Luett (Christine), Darla Lebold (EF). Grandchildren, Tammy, Jake, Branden, Jason, Amanda, Jessica, Melissa, Patrick, Michael, Nathan, Jeromy, Jennifer, Meggan, Justin, Skylar, Ava, Reed, Grant, Justina and Nicholas. He had 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Frank was born in Lost Nation, Iowa, on June 22, 1933. He graduated from high school in 1951, and shortly after enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served proudly during the Korean War. He was a jack-of-all-trades. He retired from Chemplex as maintenance supervisor. He loved working in his wood shop, where he made elaborate grandfather clocks and beautiful furniture for his friends and family. On sunny days you could always find him outside in his vegetable garden. On weekends he and his wife, Judy, liked to travel the area visiting historical sites and museums.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 600 East 50th Street, Joplin, with Pastors Kenny Cox and Bob Wilkie officiating
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Paws with Possibilities, 2300 North Main Street, Joplin MO 64801.
Published on March 2, 2018
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