Frankenberg nee WIdeman, Lorraine "Rainey" Eva

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 3:00 to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Friday, February 15, 2019

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Wideman Cemetery, Grubville, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Wideman Cemetery, Grubville, MO


Lorraine Eva Frankenberg, known to many as Rainey, of Pacific, MO, departed this life in Pacific, on February 11, 2019, having reached the age of eighty-seven years, one month and ten days. Lorraine was born in Luckey, MO, on January 1, 1932, daughter of Francis Marion Wideman, known to all as Frank, and Lillian Wideman nee Carver. As a young woman she was united in marriage and blessed to have four children. In May of 1969 she was united in marriage to Kenneth William Frankenberg and one son came to bless this union.

Lorraine is survived by two sons, Robert Ferguson of St. Clair, MO, and Kenneth Frankenberg and wife, Dawn, of Robertsville, MO; by three daughters, Tammy Brinley and husband, Dean, of DeSoto, MO, Sherri Krafczik and husband, Emil, of Labadie, MO and Debby McElfresh and husband, Richard, of St. Clair; by twelve grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillian Wideman; by her husband, Kenneth Frankenberg; by three infant brothers, and by five sisters, Mae Davison, Norma Wiley, Patsy Bustraan, Fran Monteith and an infant sister.

Lorraine was a Christian, having been raised in the Baptist faith and believing in the Lord as her Savior. She spent many years babysitting in her home in Pacific, MO. Caring for others was a common theme in her life. Lorraine was talented at crochet and embroidery, loved to cook and bake, and was an avid reader. She also loved to listen to country western music, especially Loretta Lynn. What meant most to her was time spent with her family. The love they shared and the many precious memories they created will forever be cherished by all.

A devoted and loving mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Friday, February 15, 2019, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Gaylon McElfresh officiating. Interment was in Wideman Cemetery, Grubville, MO. Memorials may be made to Wideman Cemetery.