Francie Troxel


October 2, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Francis Bonita “Francie” Troxel, 85, Iola, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Allen County Regional Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1929, in Tamora, Neb., the daughter of Marion E. and Lula (Lauderbaugh) Hougland. She graduated from Yates Center High School in 1946 and taught school for several years. On Oct. 6, 1951, Francie married Floyd “Pete” Troxel in Bentonville, Ark. They moved back to the Iola area in 1961. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1996.
Francie was employed at Allen County Regional Hospital. She has worked on the tray line in the kitchen for more than 20 years.
She is survived by three sons, Kerry and his wife Donna of Newton, Michael “Pete” of Gas and Jim of Iola; a daughter, Cindy Beckmon and husband Bill of Colony; two sisters, Edna Lewis of Winfield and Hallie Rucker of Newton; 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by a son, Kelly, and three sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola with burial in  LaHarpe Cemetery. To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to

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