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Elizabeth Franke

December 29, 1931 — December 4, 2022

North Austin Location

Elizabeth Ann Timmerman Franke, originally of Wharton, TX, left us Sunday, the 4th of December, surrounded by loving family at the age of 90.

“Sister” as she was affectionately known by her family, was born in Wharton, TX, on December 29, 1931 to Bessie Gladys (Peebles) and Henry Ernest Timmerman and had three siblings. She attended college at the University of Texas and worked for Trans-Texas Airlines as a stewardess. She was a member of the Stafford Church of Christ in Stafford and married for 62 years to her loving husband, Leland Kenneth Franke.

She will be remembered for her kindness to everyone who knew her and as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who was always willing to entertain family or friends. She had many interests, notably an excellent cook. Family dinner at her home never disappointed.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving sister Mary Lou Williams of Lynchburg, VA; her beloved children, Leanne Franke Kelsey and Kenneth Alan Franke of Pflugerville, TX; three grandchildren, Justin Kelsey, Jordan Kelsey and Garrett Franke; five step-grandchildren, Crystal Felty, Monica Martinez, Mickey Felty, Timmy Felty and Tamie Felty; four great-grandchildren, Aiden Lee Kelsey, Krissy Kelsey, Kaylee Kelsey, and Paulette Kelsey; and eight step great-grandchildren, Madison Martinez, Ashton Martinez, Lyla Martinez, Cora Felty, Wyatt Felty, Remi Felty, Patrick Felty, and Bradley Felty.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leland Kenneth Franke on June 3, 2022 as well as two siblings, James Henry Timmerman in 1991 and Paulette Denise Campbell in 1993.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Pflugerville Community Church, 1214 Pfennig Lane, Pflugerville, TX. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. and a reception will be at 1:00 P.M. at Cinemark movie theater, 15436 FM 1825, in Pflugerville.

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

James M. Barrie

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Service Schedule

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Monday, January 30, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

All Faiths Funeral North Chapel (Austin Texas)

8507 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78753

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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