Frances L. Elffner, age 71, died late Friday evening April 12, 2013 at the Kansas Medical Center, Andover, Kansas.
She was born June 30, 1941, at Dodge City, Kansas, the daughter of Ira Francis and Agnes Mae (Golliher) Salmon. As a young girl she attended the Fowler School system, graduating from Fowler High School. She later attended Emporia State University receiving her Master of Library Science degree. Upon completion of her education she began her teaching career, teaching in Meade, Plains, and Southwestern Heights, before moving to Loveland, Colorado. While in Colorado she served as the District Librarian for the Poudre School District. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Cherokee Village, Arkansas, for ten years before returning to Fowler to care for her father.
She was currently a member of the Fowler Library Board, Fowler Cemetery Board, the Lakeview Club, Meade County Historical Society, the Meade County Genealogical Society, and served as president of the Fowler Senior Citizens Book Club.
On June 6, 1964, she married Fritz Elffner at Fowler, Kansas. He precedes her in death on January 1, 1999.
She is survived by:
A daughter, Terri Elffner and husband Wesley Martin of Denver, Colorado
A brother, David Salmon and wife Carol of Fowler, Kansas
A grandson, Logan Martin of Denver, Colorado
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, an infant daughter, Francie Elffner; and an infant sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the Fowler United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Dick Robbins presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Library or the Meade County Historical Society in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com