Frank, Carol

Carol Bert Femmer Frank

January 1, 1946 - October 9, 2020

Carol was born 1/1/1946 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri and died 10/9/2020 in Fairview, Texas surrounded by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Carlan Femmer, her brother Terry Femmer, and her sister Fredi Holyfield. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Steve Frank, niece Leslie and husband Jeff Welsh, their four boys, Jackson, Javin, Joseph, and Jude, and cousin, Jeff Stone. She was raised in New Madrid, Missouri. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a degree in education. She studied special education/vision at the University of Texas at Austin. She received a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Southwest Texas State University. She taught at schools in Michigan, Illinois, Panama Canal Zone, Burnett, Texas, Texas State School for the Blind in Austin, Texas, and 31 years for the Plano Independent School District as a teacher and then counselor. Plano was the highlight of her career. She loved her principals, coworkers and especially the students. She made a practice of memorizing the faces and names of the students she counseled.  She was an avid craftswoman, especially in embroidering, sewing, needlepoint, gardening, landscaping, painting and decorating.  She loved animals, especially cats and had over 20 cats in her lifetime. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, especially by her husband. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Plano Independent School District Foundation at A memorial service will be held on Oct 24th at 2 PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 651 E Stacy Rd, Fairview, TX.             

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Steve, Margaret and I are in shock at the news of Carols’ passing. We both pray for you at this time and want you to know that if we can help in anyway please let us know. We reflect on our memories of the times we shared a meal with Carol, you and the gang at Fogo de Chao. May God comfort you and your family at this time. Ray and Margaret Acred Ray and Margaret Acred, October 21, 2020 Carol, we were kindred souls.... we loved gardening, corvettes and cats! My good friend, Danny and I shall miss you very much. We will treasure the time we spent with you and keep Steve in our thoughts and prayers Pat & Danny Doyle, October 16, 2020 Dear Carol, you will be remembered with love. I admired you for all you did to help our kids. You had a beautiful heart and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know you and work with you. Your dedication is recognized. Love always,
Gloria Pienaar, October 15, 2020 We first met Carol and Steve at the Friends of Fairview Pancake Breakfast as volunteers. It was so much fun with them, flipping pancakes and cooking sausage. What a wonderful lady, she will be missed.
Hal & Joyce Bryan, October 14, 2020
Steve, Words cannot express the sorrow that I felt when I heard about Carol's passing. She was obviously an amazing person that touched and influenced so many young lives during her years as an educator. As your loving wife of 46 years I can't imagine your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless. Jack Kocks, October 14, 2020 Steve, I am so sorry for you loss. On the few occasions that I was around Carol, she was obviously a very kind person. Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you.
Ron O'Brien, October 13, 2020 I am saddened to hear about Carol and just wanted you to know I have thought about you often. I am blessed to have known the two of you in my life. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Chris & Janice Coston, October 13, 2020 Our thoughts are with Steve and his family in this time. Harold and Sharon Hosack, October 12, 2020 So Sorry. Frank Bates, October 12, 2020 Dear Steve, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Carol and Fredi are with Burt and Carla their family is together. this year has been a devastating one with our loved ones passing, we are here for you. Please keep in touch, my thoughts are with you. I loved and enjoyed Carol's company very much, her bright smile, but more than that her conversation, we had so much in common, I can only wish we'd had more time together, sending you love through this tough time. In Deepest Sorrow, Sincerely Lee Ann Kimbrell
Lee Ann Kimbrell, October 12, 2020 Steve, I am so sorry for your loss of Carol. Based on conversations with you over many years, and the information in her obituary, I know that your wife Carol was truly a great lady. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Frank Bates, October 11, 2020