Frances Bradley Mercer

Funeral services for Frances Bradley Mercer, 95, will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with Rev. Amy Seifert officiating. A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery. She died at LMH Health on Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Frances Irene was born to Oral Albert and Lettie Viola Talley Bradley on December 31, 1925 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She attended Bloomington and Apple Pie Schools in the Clinton area and Lawrence Liberty Memorial High School.

She married Kenneth Klingenberg October 30, 1943. Together they had one son, Gary (Gwendolyn) and twin daughters, Kay Means and Karen (Verle) Smith. They later divorced. She then married William “Bill” Mercer, October 11, 1958. They had one daughter, Sandra (Edward) O’Brien. She is also survived by one brother, Alden (Mariann) Bradley; one sister, Carol Bradley; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and two cats, Sugar and Dottie.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward; and husband, Bill.

Frances worked many years in retail sales including Montgomery Ward’s and Litwin’s in Lawrence. She owned Mercer’s Bait at Lakeside Village, Perry Lake with her husband, Bill.

She was an avid card and bingo player. We will miss her stories and Saturday lunches.

Memorial contributions may be made in Frances’ memory to the Lawrence Humane Society or Central United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, ‘Lawrence, KS 66044.

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  1. Kay Sheaffer on July 20, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    Prayers for your family, you are in our prayers.

    The Sheaffer family

  2. Zee Button on August 4, 2021 at 11:34 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Frances was a dear cousin and friend of my mother and they shared many visits over the years. It’s always hard to lose a parent, and know I’m thinking of you at this time. I know you have many memories that you will cherish. She will be missed by many friends, and especially her dear family.

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