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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Genevieve Frownfelter

  • Genevieve R. Frownfelter, 80, McPherson, passed away peacefully Saturday Sept. 14, 2013, at The Cedars in McPherson surrounded by her family.
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  • Genevieve R. Frownfelter, 80, McPherson, passed away peacefully Saturday Sept. 14, 2013, at The Cedars in McPherson surrounded by her family.
    A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday Sept. 20, 2013, in Excelsior Cemetery south of Marquette, followed by a memorial service celebrating Genevieve’s life at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 404 W. Second St., KS 67464.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the church memorial fund in memory of Genevieve.
    Genevieve was born on a farm in Sedgwick County, Kan. to John and Anna Mae (Carithers) Zehr. She graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1951.   
    She married Wallace Patton on June 1, 1951. He died on Nov. 23, 1951 in the Korean War.
    She married Dale Frownfelter on Feb. 22, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in McPherson. They lived on the family farm near Marquette for 53 years where they farmed their entire life.
    Genevieve was a loving mother who was always there for her family. She loved being a grandmother and spending time with her grandchildren.
    Genevieve was devoted to her church and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Marquette where she was Past President of the UMW, former chairwoman of the Church Council and former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Q & E Club.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale, in 2006 and a nephew, Johnny Norris, in 2004.
    She is survived by four children, Joy (Bob) Stark, Washington, Pa., Gary(Amber) Frownfelter and Mark Frownfelter all of Marquette and John Frownfelter, Overland Park. She is also survived by a brother, Reverend Clyde (Leona) Zehr, Seattle; sister, Joyce Norris, Wichita; and five grandchildren, Clarissa, Anna and Elizabeth Stark, Karson and Chance Frownfelter; seven nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
    Genevieve never met a stranger and always enjoyed visiting with people. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.stineandmcclure.com. Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer’s Stine and McClure Funeral Home, 816-931-7777.
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