Frankie L. Sanders, age 94, died late Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, at the Minneola District Hospital, Minneola, Kansas.
She was born May 27, 1918, at Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of Charles F. and Emma (Gibler) Bryan. As a young girl she attended the Dodge City school system, graduating from Dodge City High School in 1936. After her graduation she attended Dodge City Community College. A resident of Meade since 1943, moving from Santa Fe, New Mexico, she was a homemaker and beloved grandmother.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday school teacher, HDU, Bridge Club, and an investment group. She was a volunteer for the food bank, and enjoyed playing bridge, crocheting, crossword puzzles, traveling, dining out, golf, bible study, was avid bird and squirrel watcher and had a fondness for dogs, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends.
On April 2, 1936, she married Jack Travis Sanders at Bernalillo, New Mexico. He precedes her in death on September 3, 1993.
She is survived by:
A son, Carl Sanders of Russell, Kansas
A daughter, Carole Post of Meade, Kansas
A sister, Jeanette Steinkuehler of Council Grove, Kansas
Nine grandchildren Sixteen great-grandchildren
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; a brother, Billie Bryan; a sister, Maxine Barton; and a grandson, Bobby.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, Meade, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, to sign the guest register. Interment will follow in the Graceland Cemetery, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com