Frances Herynk


December 4, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Frances Mae (Neil) Herynk, 95, Kincaid, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Olathe Hospice House in Olathe.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1920, in Wichita, the daughter of William and Ora (Brooke) Neil. Frances graduated from Garnett High School and Pittsburg State University.
On Feb. 28, 1946, she married Tom Herynk in Garnett; this union was blessed with three children. She began teaching at the age of 17 at Sunbeam, a one-room school house.
Frances taught in public school districts for 35 years, and retired for one year. Teaching was her passion so she returned to it for another 11 years at Holy Angels Catholic School.
We have estimated that she may have taught over 690 children during her career.
Frances enjoyed cooking, especially for her family, gardening, sewing and quilting, just putting the finishing touch on her latest great-grandchild’s quilt.
She loved to embroider pillow cases for newly married couples in her community. She took time out of her day to enjoy her friends at the coffee shop. Frances loved having family around her, especially all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ora Neil, and sister, Patricia Rodabaugh.
She is survived by her husband, Tom Herynk, of the home; children, Steve Herynk and wife Sandra of Adel, Iowa, Christy Lamb and husband Larry of Livermore, Calif., and Patti Scronce and husband Mike of Lake In The Hills, Ill. She is grandma to six and great-grandma to seven, with one more on the way.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church, Kincaid. Family will greet friends at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Cremation is planned. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kincaid-Selma United Methodist Church or to the Kincaid Fair Association.
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