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Margaret Doris Kroeker Franz

Margaret Doris Kroeker Franz, 80, of Cabool, Missouri, formerly of Fresno, California, died peacefully on December 21, 2017 after a lengthy fight with cancer.

She leaves behind her children, Roger Franz of Seattle, Washington, Lynnette (Kenneth) Cantrell of Cabool, and Alicia Franz-Wann of Dallas, Texas; her seven grandchildren, John (Erika) Muehlman II, Patrick Muehlman, Heather (Reuben) Farrier, Jessica (Will) Galloway, Rebekah Wann, Bethany Wann, and Douglas Muehlman; nine great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Sophia and Emmett Farrier; Silas, Finley and Emerson Muehlman, Jade Peterson, Liam Wann and Callie Gallaway; her sister, Linda Penner of Reedley, California; her brothers, Roy Kroeker, of Fresno, California, and Harley (Goldie) Kroeker of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and, not to be forgotten, are Margaret’s three special companions, her MinPins, Tequila, Annie and Billy Bob.

She was preceded in death by her father, Pete Kroeker; her mother, Louise Kroeker; and her brother, Norbert, who died while a teen.

Born in Shafter, California, August 7, 1937, she grew up on a watermelon farm, later moving into Reedley where she attended Immanual High School. She went on to Reedley College, where she met Gilbert, who she would marry in 1957, later settling and raising their family in Missouri.

Margaret graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in December 1982 and moved to Fresno to take over her dad’s chiropractic practice. Margaret was a top-notch chiropractor and she had many patients who would come from hours away to get her adjustments. In 2007, she retired from chiropractic after diagnosis and treatment for cancer. She moved to Cabool, where she kept busy outdoors on her eight-acre property.

Private burial was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott- Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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