Frank W. Dow obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Frank W. Dow

Frank Waldo Dow, 72, of rural Hughesville, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home.

He was born February 16, 1948, in Sedalia, a son of the late Lee Ernest Dow, Sr. and Esther (Mittelhauser) Dow. On July 17, 1971, in Houstonia, he married Wanda Bales, who survives of the home.

He was a 1966 graduate of Northwest High School. He attended CMS earning a BS in ag business.

He was Methodist and attended Georgetown Methodist Church.

Frank farmed, was a crop insurance adjuster for Great American and Federal Crop Insurance and was a Program Administrator for Farm Service Agency (FSA). He also served on the county committee for FSA.

He was a sports and vintage car enthusiast. He was a tinkerer and maintained the vehicles and implements on the farm.

His grandkids were his world. To show his love, he built a park for them on the property.

In addition to his wife, Wanda, he is survived by three children, Lisa Michelle Britson (Danny), of Reno, NV, Crystal Adler (Matt), of Raymore, and Frank Kyle Dow, of Springfield, MO; a brother, William Roy Dow, of Georgetown; and four grandchildren, Drew Britson, Sophie Britson, Brody Adler and Barrett Adler.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings, Lee Ernest Dow, Jr. and Ella Louise Kreisel; and an infant grandson, Liam Britson.

A private graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 4, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Pastor Kenny Cripe officiating. Pallbearers will be Danny Britson, Matthew Adler, Garett Reid, Jeff Mittelhauser, W.R. Dow and Kenny Combs.

Friends may pay their respects and sign the guest book on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Georgetown United Methodist Church or Crossroads Hospice in care of Heckart Funeral Home.


15 Responses

  1. Frank was my first best friend in grade school. We were in trouble throughout our grade school career for talking and spent some time together in the cloak closets at Georgetown school waiting to get lectured for talking in class but we were always able to charm the teacher into no farther punishment.
    I loved him and will miss him a lot

  2. My heart is breaking for all his family. Such a really great guy and nephew !!! I cannot say enough . . . . . May God Bless each of you !

  3. Frank was one in a million. I always enjoyed visiting with him. My condolences to the family.

  4. Wanda and family, I was so shocked to see that Frank passed away. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Frankie’s passing. Used to play softball w/him & other Georgetown students. Then we all went to high-school & went out separate ways.
    Prayers for the family.

  6. Dear Wanda and Family, please accept my sincere sympathy and prayers. I am sure he is sitting in the hand of the Lord, for all eternity. Fondly, Pam

  7. My heart goes out to the Dow family at this time. Frank was a great man. He showed so much love for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to the Dow family and friends.

  8. Truly sorry to hear about Frank. Such a nice person with a friendly smile. Thinking of you and the family.

  9. I worked with Frank at the government office years ago. He was a great man and made it fun at work. He will be greatly missed and I’m sorry for your loss.

  10. Wanda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am feeling a loss of not having known Frank. He had to be a special person to his family and all who knew him. Cancer is a terrible disease and very sneaky – I know, it took my husband, Juicy, in 2014 and again this February 28, my son-in-law, Missy’s husband, Bob Chvatal at the age of 59. It also takes so many young people, as I hear from the Danny Thomas Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Due to the covid virus and my age of 90 years, I will not be able to make a visitation, but please know you and your family are being thought of at this difficult time. Virginia Sprigg.

  11. It seems like I’ve known Frank forever. First through him working with my mom and then working with him myself at the Farm Service Agency. He was always cheerful and just always had a way of making your day better. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wanda and his family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.

  12. Wanda, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear about Frank. Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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