Frances Poffenbarger


March 21, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Frances May Poffenbarger, 82, rural Toronto, passed away Sunday morning, March,19, 2017, at the home of her granddaughter,Tisha, in LaHarpe.

Frances was born June 1, 1943, the daughter of Allen Francis “Heiny” and Pauline (Belvoir) Heinrich.

She spent her childhood in the Colony/Iola area and graduated from Iola High School.

On Oct. 31, 1953, she and George Raymond Poffenbarger were married in Iola. They made their home in LaHarpe. Frances had been employed at Quality Packing, IMP Boats and Midland Manufacturing. She had served as a reserve officer for the Iola Police Department. In 1996 Frances and George moved to Toronto Lake. Frances loved to fish and be outdoors. She enjoyed many camping trips with her grandchildren. She loved animals of all kinds and often nursed injured animals back to health. Other hobbies included fixing fishing poles and collecting fishing bobbers. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Toronto Post No. 325, American Legion.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Butch Atkins.

She leaves George, her husband of more than 63 years; two sons, Rick Poffenbarger, Opolis, and Roy Poffenbarger, Girard; five grandchildren, Tisha Maloney and husband Mike, Jason Poffenbarger, Tarra Lampe and husband Nick, Nick Poffenbarger and wife Brenda and Crisma Poffenbarger; eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, James Heinrich and wife Judy, LaHarpe, and Raymond Heinrich and wife Noni, Dayton, Ohio; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center. Cremation will follow services.

The family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at  the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toronto American Legion and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home, PO Box 188, Yates Center, KS 66783.

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