The Herald Bulletin

April 8, 2013

Mary J. Frank

Oct. 15, 1920 - April 6, 2013


CARMEL, Ind. — Mary J. (Christophel) Frank, 92, of Carmel, died April 6, 2013, at IU Hospital North after an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Kansas City, Mo., to John and Wynona (Staley) Christophel.

She and her husband Roy Frank owned and operated Frank’s Marathon Station, Frank’s Laundromat and Frank’s White House Restaurant.

She was a member of Daleville Christian Church and Daleville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She served on the Union Township School Board for many years.

Survivors include her children, Dr. Stephen (Patty) Frank of Anderson, Pamela (Michael) Koontz of Carmel, John R. (Kay) Frank of Noblesville and Cindy Burris of Indianapolis; sister, Margaret E. Dobiyanski of Montgomery, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Frank, whom she married Feb. 7, 1940, in Royerton, died in 1985; her sister, Elnora C. Fessler; and her brother, George J. Christophel.

Service will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service, Anderson, with the Rev. Gary McManus of Daleville Christian Church officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial rites will be presented by Daleville Chapter of O.E.S.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory in Muncie.

Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association.

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