Frankie Anker, 94, of Bay City, formerly of Gagetown, died Monday, Aug. 23 , at Bay Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born Aug. 30, 1898, in Becketts Landing, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Moses and Fannie (Coughlin) Beckett. The Beckett family moved to the Gagetown area when she was a child.
Anker, a graduate of Gagetown High School and Central Michigan, married William H. Anker Nov. 26, 1924, in Caro. The couple made their home in Gagetown. Mr. Anker died Nov. 20, 1974.
Anker had been a member and an office of the Gagetown Women's Club, Gagetown Study Club, Elmwood Extension Group and the Tuscola County Extension Club. She was an active member of the Gagetown United Methodist church and United Methodist Women, and was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Gold Star Mothers. She was also an active volunteer for the YWCA, Bay City.
Anker is survived by one son, Don Anker, and wife Barbara of Bay City; 4 grandchildren, Dean Anker and wife Jery and George Anker and wife Daileen, all of Bay City, Norma Weinberg and husband Larry of Chicago, and Charles Anker and wife Sandra of El Paso, Texas; 6 great-grandchildren and 2 sisters-in-law, Margaret Beckett and Irma Anker, both of Cass City.
One son, Dean, and 3 brothers, Clare, Kiebel, and Charles, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Little's Funeral Home, Cass City, with the Rev. Lisa McIlvenna, pastor of the Gagetown United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Foundation.