Frances Tooke

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Frances H. Hoefer Tooke, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at Capetown Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1918, in Doniphan, Mo., the daughter of Carl and Mazie Turner Hoefer. She and Howard C. Tooke were married on Feb. 24, 1938, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on April 16, 2006.

Tooke was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, where she was very active. She was a Brownie leader and Cub Scout leader, president of PTA at Franklin School and member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Tooke of Sun Lakes, Ariz. and James Tooke of Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Pat Moore of Los Gatos, Calif.; two brothers, Jack Hoefer of Knoxville, Tenn., and Joe Hoefer of Doniphan, Mo.; six sisters, Marge Thompson of La Grand, Ore., Mary Nenninger of Cape Girardeau, Betty Hoefer, Shirley Whitelock and Martha Hoefer, all of Eureka, Mo., and Rosie Smith of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Friends may call from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Shupert officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.