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Ralph E. Frakes

Ralph E. Frakes, 84, Corydon, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
Born Aug. 30, 1929, in Harrison County, he was the son of the late Shelva and Mary Catherine Roby Frakes.
He was a farmer and was an Air Force veteran.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ethel Frakes, and his infant twin brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, the former Cora Jane Conrad; two daughters, Becky J. Welsh of Memphis and Mary Ann Schenck of Corydon; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Visitation: Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 5, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral home in Corydon.
Funeral: Thursday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery near Laconia.
Officiant: The Rev. Rick Utz.
Pallbearers: Jeff and Wayne Shickles, Andrew Uhl, David Thornton, Kevin Rogers and Mike Waller.
Honorary pallbearers: Sonny Reed and Jim Brewer.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the American Cancer Society.