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Jenifer L. (Dale) Franks

April 12, 1956 ~ September 27, 2018 (age 62)
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Jenifer L. Franks, 62 of Aledo died Thursday, September 27, 2018 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday October 2, 2018 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo. Burial is at Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where a Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be left at

Jenifer was born on April 12, 1956 in Aledo, IL to Martin and Donna Lemon Dale. She graduated from Aledo High School in 1974 and attended the Cele Whan School of Beauty in Rock Island. She married Larry Franks October 4, 1980 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo, IL.

She owned and operated her own beauty shop in her home before becoming employed at the former National Bank of Aledo. In 1999, Jenifer became a classroom aide at the Apollo Elementary School and retired in 2018 as a library aide. It brought her great joy to be with her Apollo friends (big and small).

Jenifer was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

She enjoyed reading, walking, bike rides with school friends and volunteering. Jenifer loved being with her family and friends. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. They made her smile each and every day.

Survivors include her husband: Larry; one daughter: Julianne (James) Tongue of Davenport, Iowa; two sons: Joe (Jolee) Franks of Reynolds, IL; Jordan Franks of Rock Island, IL; 3 grandchildren: Aidan Tongue, Lylah Jo and Landry Franks; two sisters: Mary (Bill) Serandos of Coal Valley, IL; Jolene (Steve) Vipond of Aledo; several nieces and nephews, who loved her so.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Donations may be made to:

St. Catherine's Catholic Church
106 NE 4th Street, Aledo IL 61231
Tel: 1-309-582-7500

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