Frankie A. Gooch, 87, of Russell, Kansas, died on Friday, November 02, 2018, at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas.
Frankie was born on November 09, 1930, in Quanah, Texas, the daughter of James Frank and Ethel Belle (Young) Stepp. She grew up in Borger Texas and graduated from Borger High School. She met fell in love and was united in marriage to Corbett Gooch, Jr. on August 02, 1955, in Stinnett, Texas. From this union Frankie and Corbett were blessed with 5 children Cathlene, Lee, Amelia, Patricia and James. The family moved to Russell in 1973, from Borger. Frankie worked as a bookkeeper for Bogart's Grocery and their family weed spraying business in Russell but her fulltime job was wife and mother to her growing family. She attended the Church of Christ and was a member of the Russell VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, growing house plants, sewing, working puzzles, baking, and playing with her many grandchildren.
Surviving family include her daughter Cathlene McClain, son Lee Wayne Gooch (Sonya), daughter Amelia Heaton, daughter Patricia Parrett and son James Gooch (Pam); 17 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Corbett, sister Mary Francis and a granddaughter.
A memorial service to celebrate Frankie's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, November 07, 2018, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with Pastor Michael Eurit officiating. Cremation has preceded the service and inurnment will follow the services at the Russell City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Tuesday, November 06, 2018, at the mortuary. Family will greet guests the day of the service. Memorials may be given to the Russell V.F.W. Post 6240 Auxiliary and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas is in charge of the memorial service.