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Leliah Farr
Leliah M. Farr, 86, of Ottawa, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at Village Manor Care Center in Ottawa. She was born Dec. 31, 1914, at Emporia, the daughter of John Henry and Rose Leliah (Murdock) Bond. She grew up in the Emporia area and attended Emporia schools. She married Charles Lowell Farr on May 15, 1938, in Emporia. She worked as deputy register of deeds for Lyon County for several years before she and her husband moved from Emporia to Ottawa in 1941. She was employed by Ottawa University at a secretary for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. She was a charter member of the Women's Society of Christian Service at Grace Methodist Church in Emporia where she was a member, attended Sunday school and sang in the choir. She and her husband were sponsors of the Epworth League youth group at the church for several years. After moving to Ottawa, she become a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa, the Sunshine Sunday School Class and Outreach Circle. She was a former member of Soroptimist International of Ottawa; Ottawa University Women's Club; and the Ottawa Oasis Club. She also was a 25-year member of Union Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star in Ottawa. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 30 years on Dec. 21, 1968; her parents; and three brothers, Les Bond, Morris Bond and John Bond. Survivors include a daughter, Janice L. McBride, Olathe; three grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. She will lie in state after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service hour on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home P.O. Box 14 Ottawa, KS 66067.

Beverly Fasching
EDGERTON - Beverly Gene Fasching, 63, of Edgerton died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2001, at the Olathe Medical Center. She was born Aug. 1, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo. She lived in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and in Johnson County from 1987 until her death. She was a secretary at the Johnson County Sheriff's Department for two years. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton, the Women's Auxiliary of the Earl Collier Post No. 153 of the American Legion and was a member of the 8/40. Survivors include her husband, Wilfred "Cocky" Fasching, of the home; her mother, Dorothy Fletcher, Gardner; and a brother, William Sigley, Byron, Ill. A rosary service will begin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton. A private interment of ashes will follow the mass.

Virgil Faught
Virgil H. Faught, 87, of Olathe, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001. at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1913, in Izard County, Ark., living in Olathe since 1955. He was a farmer for many years. He also worked for Hyer Boot Factory for several years. He retired from the Olathe District Schools as a custodian for Havencroft Elementary School in 1978. He was a charter member of Faith Baptist Church in Olathe. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie G. Faught, in 1965. Survivors include his wife, Elda of the home; a son, Ronald D. Faught, of Cave City, Ark.; a daughter, Jerlene E. Blue, of Olathe; three sister; Loretta Yancey, Cave City, Ark., Gail Gifford, Huntsville, Ark., and Mearl Bennett, Mountain Home, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. today at the Faith Baptist Church I-35 and 169 Hwy, Olathe. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the church. Burial will be in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe is in charge of arrangements.

Judy Fausset
Judy Ann Fausset, 59, of Welda, Kan., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1942, in Borger, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard D. Kiekbusch, and one brother, John D. Kiekbusch. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, John V. Fausset of the home; mother, Maxine Kiekbusch, Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Scott Fausset, Olathe, Tom Fausset, Mexico Beach, Fla., and John M. Fausset, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Jana L. Morris, Gardner; a sister, JoLyn Brooke, Belton, Mo.; a brother, James F. Kiekbusch, Wellsville; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, March 5, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kansas City, Kan.

David Fennel
David L. Fennel, 55, Spring Hill, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Monticello, Ark., the son of Burly and Daisy (Wilkett) Fennel. The family lived in Monticello for five years, then moved to Paola, where he lived for 15 years and was a graduate of Paola High School. He married Evelyn Cunningham Aug. 9, 1965, in Hillsdale. He had lived in Spring Hill for the past 35 years. He was self-employed for 35 years as Fennel Septic & Plumbing Co., Spring Hill; and also owned and operated Fennel Roofing Company with his brother, Jack Fennel. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Spring Hill, and was a past member of the Ocheltree Baptist Church, Ocheltree, Kan. He was a past member of the Paola Eagles Lodge. He was a guitarist and singer with the band "Country Jammers." He was preceded in death by four brothers, Harvey Fennel, Jesse Smith, Hobart Smith and J.B. Fennel; and two sisters, Ruby Fennel and Vera Fennel. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; two sons, Steve Fennel, Grove, Okla., and Kevin Fennel, Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Vicki Kelleher, Olathe, and Rheba Castillo, Wichita; three brothers, Vernon Fennel, Osawatomie, George Fennel, Belton, Mo., and Edward "Jack" Fennel, Paola; a sister, Louise Fennel Howard, Pomona, Kan.; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

David Fieser
David George Fieser, 51, of Olathe, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2001, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1950, in Peru, Ill. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Illinois State University and his master's degree from the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies. He was an Army veteran and later served in the National Guard. He worked as a claims adjuster for Custard Insurance Agency. He was a member of the 151st Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his children, Megan Fieser, Matthew Fieser and Timothy Fieser, all of Olathe; his parents, Robert and Shirley Fieser, Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Terry Fieser, Oceanside, Calif. ; and a grandson. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. today at the 151st St. Church of Christ in Olathe. The family suggests contributions to St. Bede Academy, Route 6 West, Peru, IL 61354. Arrangements are being made by The Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa.

Edith Fike
Edith Katherine Fike, 94, Spring Hill, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, Spring Hill. She was born Sept. 17, 1905, in Spring Hill, to Lewis Holdren and Florence Palmer Holdren. She was a lifelong Spring Hill and Bucyrus resident. She graduated from Spring Hill High School. She married Lloyd C. Fike on Feb. 17, 1924, in Olathe; he preceded her in death in 1971. She was a homemaker. In the 1940s, she had worked in the Rations office at the Sunflower Ordnance Plant, DeSoto. In the 1950s, she had worked at Jet More Togs, Olathe. She was a member of the Spring Hill United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lewis and Leonard Holdren. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Gean Fike Miller, Spring Hill, and Rachel Ailine Fike Barbour, Olathe; a sister, Harriet Holdren Ellsberry, Olathe; two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill; the memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation. Memorial contributions may be made to Spring Hill United Methodist Church.

Zelma Finney
OTTAWA, KS Zelma Finney, 82, Ottawa, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. She was born Dec. 4, 1917, near Floris, in Beaver County, Okla., on the homestead, the daughter of S.M and Alice (Bridges) Calhoun. She grew up during the Dust Bowl era in Oklahoma and attended Greenhough Consolidated Schools in Beaver County. She was a 1934 graduate, at 16, from Greenhough Consolidated High School. She married Faye F. Finney on June 28, 1937, in Liberal, Kan. They lived in Saudia Arabia for two years, in DeSoto for 12 years and in Overland Park for two years. They moved to Roswell, N.M., in 1971. After her husband's death, she moved to Ottawa in April 1999. She had worked as a clerk at the DeSoto Hardware Store, had worked at Intercollegiate Press in Kansas City, and had operated a restaurant for several years in Kansas City, Kan. In recent years, she was a homemaker and a custom seamstress. She was preceded in death by her husband, Faye Finney, on March 5, 1999; and a brother, Wallace Calhoun. Survivors include two sons, Val Finney, Ottawa, and Everett Finney, Boca Raton, Fla.; a sister, Ruby M. Hiller, Pueblo West, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Her body will lie in state through today at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, before leaving for the graveside service, which will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Cancer Foundation, Inc., c/o Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Homes, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.

Linda Fisk
Linda "Lou" Sanders Fisk, 48, Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. She was born April 6, 1952, at Dolph, Ark., to Ray and Hattie (Nichols) Sanders. She was the activity director at Outlook Pointe, and had worked previously at several local nursing homes. She was of the Sanders Fisk Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by a sister, Vida McClellan. She is survived by a son, Jayson Fisk, Mountain Home; two brothers, Joe D. Farris, Salesville, and Larry R. Sanders, Mountain Home; four sisters, Kaye Fox, Edgerton, Kan., and Frieda Casteal, Lena Sanders and Brenda Davenport, all of Mountain Home; a grandson; and many nephews and nieces. Funeral services were July 14 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Wayland Arbor Cemetery in Dolph.

Viola Flaherty
KANSAS CITY, MO - Viola Mae Flaherty, 75, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at Plaza Manor Nursing Center, Kansas City, Mo. She was born April 30, 1925, in Mont Ida, Kan. She attended public school in Garnett and lived in Osawatomie for four years, Topeka for 17 years and Olathe for 23 years. She graduated from Garnett High School in 1943, and received a diploma from Trinity Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, in Kansas City, Mo. She was a registered nurse in Garnett. She married Glenn Flaherty on July 7, 1946 in Olathe. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1988, and three brothers, Donald Hill, Paul Hill and Victor Hill. Survivors include two sons, Glassel Flaherty, Manhattan, and Mark Flaherty, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The funeral will be 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Spring Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Kansas State University or American Nurses Association Foundation for basic cancer research.

Hazel Fleck
Hazel Leona Fleck, 92, of Lake City, Minn., formerly of Edgerton, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at Lake City Nursing Home, Lake City, Minn. She was born Oct. 11, 1908, in Cabool, Mo., the daughter of Walter McCloskey and Mary Yoke McCloskey. She lived in Gardner; Wakefield, Kan.; Quenemo, Kan.; and then moved to Edgerton in 1957. She moved to Minnesota in 1993 to be with her daughter. She was a graduate of Wamego High School, Wamego, Kan., and of nursing school also in Wamego. She worked as a nurse in the communities she lived in. She worked for 15 years at Gardner Hospital. She married Theodore Allen Fleck on Dec. 28, 1927, in Purcell, Okla. She was a member of the Edgerton United Methodist Church. She was a member of Eastern Star; Rebekahs & Edgerton Jaynes. She was an active volunteer for many community projects. She is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Allen Fleck; one son, Theodore Fleck, Jr., and two deceased brothers. She is survived by one daughter, Carol Kittelson, Goodhue, Minn.; sister-in-law, Marjorie Fleck, Ottawa; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. The visitation will be 12 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Edgerton United Methodist Church, Edgerton. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at Edgerton United Methodist Church; burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Quenemo, Kan. Memorial contributions maybe made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Karen Flohrschutz
Karen L. (Price) Flohrschutz, 38, of Olathe, died Saturday, March 3, 2001, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1963, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the daughter of Jack and JoAnn (Miller) Price. She attended grade school in Ledyard, Conn. She moved with her family to Ottawa in 1976 and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1981. While living in Ottawa, she worked for Gas Service Company. She attended Platt College in Topeka. She worked at Capitol City Office Products, Inc. in Topeka. She resided in Topeka until 1988, moving to Ankeny, Iowa, and making her home there until 1992. She moved to Olathe in 1992 and has made her home there until her death. She was employed by Eye Masters in the Oak Park Mall at the time of her death. She was married to Brian Flohrschutz in 1984 and they divorced in 1996. Karen was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jim Price. She is survived by two daughters, Jessica and Jenny Flohrschutz of Olathe; her parents, Jack and JoAnn Price of Ottawa; her grandparents, Homer and Teresa Miller of Ottawa and Joan E. Price of Temple, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Hinderliter of Ottawa and Rene Reese of Wellsville, Kan.; and eight nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Ottawa with Pastor Richard Dunn officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery in Ottawa. Karen will lie in state after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jessica and Jenny Flohrschutz Education Fund and may be sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

Thomas Florio
Thomas Stephen Florio, 39, of Olathe, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2001, from a car accident near Lee's Summit, Mo. He was born Oct. 3, 1961, in Jersey City, N.J., living in Olathe 22 years. He was a 1979 graduate of Shamrock High School in Decatur, Ga. He was an electronic technician for King Radio in Olathe for 10 years. He was also a photographer for many years. He also worked for AT&T for the past 1 1/2 years. He was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Gail A. Florio of the home; a son, Johnathan J. Florio,, and a daughter, Julia C. Florio, both of the home; parents, Frank P. and Mary E. Florio, Olathe; a brother, Michael T. Florio, Olathe; and three sisters, Kathleen P. Florio, Olathe, Christine M. Lewis, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Teresa M. Ryburn, Wellsville. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Olathe. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe where a prayer service will occur at 7 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family requests Masses to Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 16000 W. 143rd Street, Olathe, KS 66062.

David Folsom
David E. Folsom, 63, Olathe, died Tuesday, April 18, 2000, at his home. He was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Kansas City, Kan. He was a resident of Wyandotte County all his life until moving to Olathe in 1993. He was a former member of the Mission Creek Baptist Church, Edwardsville. He retired from Deffanbaugh Industries in 1996. He was a guitarist with several bands in the Kansas City area during the 1960s and 1970s. Survivors include his wife, Daisy Folsom, of the home; three sons, David C. Folsom, Kansas City, Kan., Joseph Folsom, Overland Park, and Fred Folsom, Olathe; two daughters, Hazel Bailey, Shawnee, and Davene McBride, Olathe; and nine grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the chapel. Burial will be at the Edwardsville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 7611 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114.

Jenelle Forness
Jenelle Irene Hurlburt-Forness, 21, Overland Park, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She was born June 25, 1978, in Niagara Falls, living in Johnson County most of her life. She attended Olathe East High School and was a graduate of Superior School of Hairstyling. She was a stylist at Deluxe Hair Cuts in Leawood. Surviving are her husband: Matthew T. Forness of the home; her father: David A. Hurlburt, Overland Park; her mother: Carol Hancock, Olathe; a brother: Todd D. Hurlburt, Olathe. Graveside services are to be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. The family suggests contributions to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

Cornelia Fowler
Cornelia (Connie) Hyde Fowler, 50, of Olathe, died Friday, April 28, 2000, at her home. Private services were held Saturday. Cremation. She was born June 11, 1949, in Trenton, Mo., the daughter of H. Maurice and Theodora Manning Alexander of Jefferson City, Mo. Survivors include a son, Ty James Fowler, and a daughter, Michelle Fowler, both of the home; her father and stepmother, H. Maurice and Virginia Alexander, Jefferson City; a sister, Susan Herron, Ozawkie; a stepbrother, David Drury, Gardner; and a stepsister, Cindy Buckman of Livermore, Calif. The family suggests contributions to Hospice of Olathe or the donor's choice of charities. Arrangements were made by the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Olathe.

Hazel Fowler
Hazel Louise Fowler, 80, Fort Scott, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at her home. She was born March 8, 1920, in Hepler, Kan., the daughter of William and June Bass Holtman. She married Robert Fowler on Dec. 31, 1939, in Fort Scott. They moved from Kansas City to Grove, Okla., in 1976, following his retirement. They moved from Grove to Fort Scott in 1989. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Neil, Earl and Willis Holtman, and an infant. Survivors include her husband, Robert, of the home; two daughters, Roberta "Bobbie" Roberts, Lake Quivira, and Carol Fulton, Olathe; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, Fort Scott. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Fort Scott. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, c/o Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

William Frakes
William Edward "Ed" Frakes, 80, Edgerton, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at Wellsville Manor Nursing Home in Wellsville. He was born in Gardner, the son of Omrea E. Frakes and Elizabeth M. McIntire Frakes. He lived in DeSoto in his youth and attended Bonner Springs schools. He then moved back to the Gardner -Edgerton area. He was a carpenter and roofer for the West Roofing Co. in the 1950s and 1960s He also worked in maintenance for the Bob Miller Cleaning Co. He was a member of the Edgerton United Methodist Church. He served in the Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Henry, Gene, Elmer and Charles, and a sister, Irene. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Tunison-Clasen, Edgerton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five stepgreat children. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gardner Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions to the Wellsville Manor Nursing Home.

Bertha French
Bertha H. French, 83, Olathe, died March 5, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a wife and mother. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Olathe, Ward 1, Camp Fire Girls, and DAV Chapter 2 E. Schmann-Heinke. She was preceded in death by her brother, Col. Fred Hazard, in 1999. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Everett, of the home; sons James S. Goyer Jr. of Pasadena, Texas; Fred Lee Goyer, Overland Park, Kan.; Allen L. Goyer and Roger W. French, both of Kansas City, Kan.; and Dennis D. French, Olathe; daughters Edith E. Spoor, Overland Park; B. JoAnn Neale, Pittsburg, Kan.; and Debora D. LeDoux, Salem, Mo.; sister Thelma West, of Wellsville; 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wed., March 7, at Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa, Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. The visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Amos Family Chapel of Lenexa. The family suggests contributions to Camp Fire Girls Sunflower Council.

Loeda Francis
Loeda Maude Kincheloe Francis, 94, Auburn, Kan., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at Wesley Terrace Retirement Center, where she had lived for several years. She was born on May 30, 1905, near Richmond, Kan., the daughter of Martin J. and Daisy McDaniel Kincheloe. She graduated from Richmond Rural High School. She graduated in 1929 from Emporia State Teacher's College with a degree in library science. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse north of Richmond for three years. She then moved to Ottawa, where she was a public librarian. She married William Hugh Francis on Jan. 1, 1934, in Emporia. In 1936, they moved to Auburn, where she was the Auburn High School librarian until her retirement in 1970. She was a member of the Auburn United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and her husband of 64 years, William, who died in 1998. Survivors include two sisters, Daisy Lerdahl, Tyler, Texas, and Ava Nutt, Overland Park; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Auburn United Methodist Church, Founders Chapel. Burial will be in Auburn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements are by Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, Auburn.

Rev. Dr. Edward Franklin
The Rev. Dr. Edward E. Franklin, 90, Wichita, died Monday, April 10, 2000, in Wichita. He was a retired American Baptist minister. Survivors are his wife, Rosellen, of the home; two sons, Edward Franklin and Steven Franklin, both of Olathe; a daughter, Judith Franklin, Wichita; and a brother, Robert Franklin, San Diego, Calif. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the West Side Baptist Church, Wichita. Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Baptist Church, 304 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213. Arrangements are by DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Funeral Home, Wichita.

Zachary Franklin
Zachary Wade Franklin, 17, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was born June 30, 1983, in Wichita, and had lived in Olathe most of his life. He was a 2001 graduate of Olathe South High School and had been accepted to Johnson County Community College with plans to attend Kansas State University afterwards. He was working for a construction company in Olathe throughout the summer. He attended Southwoods Christian Church in Overland Park He loved to hunt, fish, and water ski. Survivors include his parents, Steve and Debbie Franklin, of the home; a brother, Justin Franklin, also of the home; a maternal grandfather, Ernest Long of Meriden, Kan.; a maternal grandmother Faye Long-Gardner of Grovesprings, Mo.; a maternal great-grandmother, Opal Davis, also of Grovesprings, Mo.; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, of Olathe where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Grovesprings, Mo. The family suggests contributions to the Olathe District Schools Foundation.

LaRee Franse
G. LaRee Franse, 73, Olathe, died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital in Gardner. She was born Nov. 25, 1926, the daughter of Laurice Lorn and Agnes C. (Bridges) Lorn, Gardner. She was raised in Osawatomie and lived in Olathe since the early 1950s. She married John P. Franse in 1947. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was involved with the Senior Center in Olathe. Survivors is a daughter, Lorie Kingsbury, Olathe. Services will be 10 a.m. today at W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary and Crematory, Olathe. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Olathe. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Olathe Senior Center or to Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Center in Gardner.

Elizabeth Fraser
GARDNER, KS Elizabeth "Bettie" E. Fraser, 77, Gardner, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Gardner, the daughter of W.R. Punches and Edna (Ashworth) Punches. She was a 1941 graduate of Gardner High School, and a lifelong Gardner resident. She married Thomas William "Bill" Fraser on June 7, 1947, in Leavenworth. She had worked at Pratt-Whitney Airplane Engine Co. in Kansas City, Mo., during World War II. She was the first woman school-bus driver, from 1959 to 1967, for the Gardner-Edgerton School District. She was a cook at the Downtowner Restaurant in Gardner during the 1970s and '80s, and retired in 1985. She was a member of the Gardner Presbyterian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary in Gardner, and the 40-8 Voiture of Argentine. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Bill Punches. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. "Bill" Fraser, of the home; two sons, Mike Fraser, Gardner, and Rick Fraser, Mandeville, La.; two daughters, Bobbi Rath and Marilyn Allen, both of Gardner; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Gardner Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gardner Presbyterian Church or the Diabetes Aid and Research, c/o Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS 66030.

Terry Frazee
Terry Lon Frazee, 51, Olathe, died February 11, 2001, at the V.A. Hospital. Mr. Frazee was a life long resident of the area. He was a U.S. Marine, and earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, and was 2nd ITR Scout Sniper in 1967. He attended Olathe High School. He married Janett Frazee and Donna (Kindred) Frazee and later divorced both. He is preceded in death by his parents, Murrell and Ileene (Fairchild) Frazee, and brother, Laney Cook. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Frazee, Olathe; son, Jason Frazee, Windsor, Calif.; brother, Scott Frazee, Mo.; two sisters, Murlene Hapes, and Robin Frazee, both of Ozawkie, Kan.; five nephews, 2 nieces, and 2 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2001, at the Olathe Bible Church, 13700 W. 151st St., Olathe. Memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Frazee 313 Kenwood, Olathe, KS 66062.

Luverne Frazier
Luverne P. (Meinking) Frazier, 82, Gardner, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Olathe Medical Center. She was born May 29, 1918, in Storm Lake, Iowa. She grew up in Paola, lived in the Kansas City area then moved to Gardner with her second husband in 1971. She worked as a secretary at Travelers Insurance Co., TWA; H.D. Lee Co. She worked at Pay Way Feed Mills in Kansas City, Mo., from 1937-1971 and then at the King of Kings Lutheran Church in Gardner. She was a member of the King of Kings Lutheran Church and of the Lutheran Women's Mission League (LWML). She enjoyed playing bridge and played in the Tuesday Afternoon Club. She graduated from Paola High School in 1936. She was preceded in death by by husband, James D. Frazier; and her parents, Henry and Lena Reifel Meinking. Survivors include a stepson James Frazier Jr., Gardner; a brother, Henry Meinking, Topeka; three nieces; and three stepgrandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the King of Kings Lutheran Church, Gardner. Burial will be at the Paola City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 12, prior to the service at the church. The family suggests memorial contributions to LWML of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Gardner. Bruce Funeral Home of Gardner is in charge of arrangements.

Jennie Freeman
Jennie Pearl Freeman, 7, Olathe, formerly of Osawatomie, died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her home. She was born May 11, 1994 in Olathe to Charles S. and Brandy S. Freeman. She lived in the Osawatomie area with her mother until July 16, 2000, when she was involved in an automobile accident that left her paralyzed. After a six-month battle in the hospital, she was released. Her and her mother then moved to Olathe. She attended Countryside Elementary School in Olathe and had just finished kindergarten. One of her most memorial moments of the school year was being involved in a school fund-raising project in which she raised the most money. She was a member of the Lenexa Christian Center and enjoyed attending children's church. Her personality and sense of humor drew people to her. She enjoyed drawing, taking trips to the zoo, and picking on her "Grandma Bev" and other family members. Preceding her in death was her grandmother Laurie Ritch and three great grandparents, William Scott, Charles Douglas and Rhinehart Minden. She is survived by her parents: Brandy Freeman of the home, and Charles Freeman II of Paola; maternal grandparents: Verlyn and Bev Scott, Paola; maternal grandmother: Sarah Mead, Osawatomie; paternal grandfather: Charles and his wife Beverly and her adopted grandfather, Glenn Minden, Paola; great grandparents: Arnold and Juanita Lewis, Nevada, Mo., Sylvia Scott, Ottawa, Nadine Minden, Paola, and Cecilia Douglas and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Services are to be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wilson and Son Funeral Home, Paola. Burial will follow in the Paola Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Jennie Pearl Freeman Memorial Fund, care of Wilson and Son Funeral Home, 305 North Pearl Street, Paola, KS 66701 or by calling (913) 294-2372.

Darlene French
Darlene May French, 60, Olathe, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park. She was born Oct. 13, 1940, in Olathe, the daughter of Edward and Katheryn (Watson) Yates. She was a 1959 graduate of Olathe High School, and was a lifelong Olathe resident. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry French, in 1967; and a sister, Edna Fraker. Survivors include a son, Rick French, Olathe; a daughter, Lori Steele, Olathe; four brothers, Chuck Yates, Overland Park, Rolly Yates, Kansas City, Kan., Danny Yates, Arkansas, and Ron Yates, Olathe; four sisters, Alberta Crist, Wellsville, Charlene Johnson and Patricia May, both of Olathe, and Barbara Thompson, Arizona; and two grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary, Olathe. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at the First Christian Church, Olathe. Burial will be at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery in Olathe. Arrangements are by the W.L. Frye and Son Mortuary, Olathe.

Michael French
Michael R. French, 13, of Olathe died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, from a railroad accident in Olathe. He was born April 7, 1987, in Kansas City, and had lived in Olathe all of his life. He was an eighth-grader at Oregon Trail Junior High School where he was a member of the Marvelous Men Chorus. He was also a member of the College Lanes Bowling League and the Bogg's Kenukan Academy of Self-Defense in Olathe. Survivors include his parents, James and Jennifer French, two brothers, Chris and Stephen French, and a sister, Nicole French, all of the home; maternal grandmother, Geneva Jackson, Olathe; and maternal great-grandmother, Lavelle Hummon, Shawnee. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Olathe. Burial will be at the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the funeral home. The family requests contributions to the Michael R. French Memorial Fund in care of Hillcrest Bank of Olathe, 2002 E. Santa Fe, Olathe, KS 66062.

Robert Frey
Robert "Dale" Frey, 82, of Spring Hill died March 1, 2000, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Spring Hill. He was born in Derby, Kan., on Aug. 9, 1917, to Jacob and Elida (Booth) Frey. He lived in Sedgwick, Kan., and graduated from Sedgwick High School; then lived in Wichita, Kan. He owned and operated a large sheep ranch for many years. He also was a commercial real estate developer, with partner Morris McGinn, in Wichita. He was proceeded in death by his first wife, Betty Jean Frey. He then married Virginia Hurley Terhune Frey on March 19, 1974, in Wichita. He retired in 1984 due to illness. He moved to Spring Hill in 1994. He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Olathe. He also had served on the Sedgwick School Board. He was preceded in death by a grandson. Survivors include his wife, Virginia, of the home; two daughters, Nancy Hayes, Wasilla, Alaska, and Jan Lightner, Wichita; two stepdaughters, Julie Kearns, Spring Hill, and Jeanne Cole, Andale, Kan.; twin sisters, Merlene Williams, Oklahoma City, Okla., Marjorie Geisendorf, Salina; and one aunt Ruth Frey, Wichita; and eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe. Inurnment will be at a later date at Lakeview Gardens, Wichita. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul's Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner.

Thelma Fricke
Thelma Spear Fricke, 87, Parsons, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the Labette County Medical Center in Parsons. She had been in failing health. She was born Jan. 11, 1913, at Tahlequah, Okla., to J.M. Taylor and Lena (Horner) Taylor. The family moved to Glenpool, Okla., where she grew up, graduated from high school and did two years of post-graduate work. She married Alfred Spear on July 27, 1933, at Sapulpa, Okla. They lived from 1933 to 1936 in Humbolt, where they operated a service station. They moved to Parsons in 1936, where they owned and operated a service station until 1960. He died March 6, 1968. She later married Ralph Fricke, on Sept. 2, 1982; he also preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1992. For a number of years, she worked at the Katy Hospital as a nurse's aide. Later, she worked part-time several years at the Lambert-Duffy-Melone store. She had been a member of the First Assembly of God Church since 1934. She was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and of the former East Main Street Mother's Club. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. Survivors include four sons, Dewitt Spear, Hillsborough, N.C., Ralph Spear, Lee's Summit, Mo., and Daryl Spear and Gary Spear, both of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Erna Dee Rogers, Lenexa, Kan.; a sister, Gladys Cook, Edmond, Okla.; 13 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Parsons. The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the First Assembly of God Church, Parsons. Burial will be at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Parsons, with tribal rites by Jay Whitecrow, Miami, Okla. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Parsons.

Everett Fromong
ALTON, Ill. - Everett G. Fromong, 78, Alton, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2000, at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born April 26, 1922 in Clackmas Heights, Ore. He lived in Gardner from 1964 until 1997. He lived in Alton, Ill., from 1997 until his death. He was a chief officer in the U.S. Navy for 22 years. He was a radar specialist, serving in World War II. He retired from the Navy in 1964. He also was a GCA controller for Sinclair Oil Co. and managed a station for 12 years. He was a member of New Testament Fellowship Church. He enjoyed cross-stitch, leather crafting and collecting magnets. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Thelma Mae Walters Fromong; and his parents, Clyde Everett Fromong and Elsie Sanatel Fromong. Survivors include his fiancee Janice Martin of Alton, Ill.; a son, Robert Earl Fromong and his wife Cheryl of Olathe; a daughter, Teresa Braswell and her husband Terry of South Roxana, Ill.; two sisters, Lois Blair of Portland, Ore., and Louise Marquis of Milwaukee, Ore.; and three grandchildren. Visitation was Thursday at the Elias-Smith Funeral Home, Bethalto, Ill. The funeral was Friday at the funeral home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23, at the Gardner Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to New Testament Fellowship Church care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner, KS, 66030.

R.C. Fulton
R.C. Fulton, 74, Olathe, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan., the youngest of eight children of Roscoe and Effie Mae (Johnson) Fulton. He graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Mo., in 1942 and enlisted and was inducted in the United States 8th Air Force on his eighteenth birthday. He served as a ball turret gunner on a B-17 aircraft. He spent several years in La Jolla, Calif., returned to Kansas City, Mo., in 1950 and moved to Olathe in 1951. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Elizabeth Fulton, in 1963. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Vera E. Fulton; three daughters, Kathryn Dodson, Olathe, Corlett Deckard, Lynnville, Tenn., and Marilyn Payne of Grayslake, Il.; and four grandsons. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home, Olathe. The family suggests memorial contributions to the National Arbor Day Education Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, Neb., or the Mahaffie House, Olathe. Local arrangements made by W.L. Frye & Son Mortuary and Crematory.


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