Frances Imogean “Gean” Herd

A memorial gathering for Frances Imogean “Gean” Herd, 86, Lawrence will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She died Monday, December 22, 2014 at her home. She moved to Lawrence November of 1988 from Wichita, KS.

She was born June 8, 1928 in Monett, MO the daughter of Sam and Elizabeth E. (True) Pinkley.

She was a volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and the National Republican Party GOP.

She was a principal’s secretary at the Board of Education USD 259 in Wichita, KS until she retired in 1988 after 25 years.

She married Joseph C. Herd on March 12, 1950 in Wichita, KS. He preceded her in death April 13, 2006.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Herd and husband, Tim Taylor, Deborah “Debbie” Van Saun and husband, Paul, both of Lawrence, Pamela Dowell, Oklahoma City, OK; four grandchildren, Jeff Glyckherr, Lawrence, KC Glyckherr O’Toole, Oklahoma City, OK, Kristen Gean Toner, Lawrence, Joey Van Saun, Hingham, MA; five great grandchildren, Grace Toner, Max Toner, both of Lawrence, Greta O’Toole, Stella O’Toole, Oklahoma City, Cameron Van Saun, Hingham, MA; one brother, Tom L. Pinkley, Monnet, MO. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Everett, and Betty Goodman; and one brother, Edward Pinkley.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


4 Condolences

  1. S Ford on December 23, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I recently lost my mother and know the pain of a broken heart. Our Heavenly Father feels our pain. Psalms 34:18 assures us that He is near to those broken at heart. He does, however, hold out a promise that in the very near future He will wipe out all tears of sorrow and pain from our eyes and death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3-5) He also promises to remember all those in the memorial tombs (graves) and restore them to life. (John 5:28,29) Until those words are fulfilled, may you find much peace and comfort in God and in His promises found in the Holy Scriptures.

  2. Mary Pat McQueeney on December 23, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Such a charming lady. So many of my recollections of her are tied to holidays, and I so understand how especially difficult it is to lose a parent this time of year. My thoughts are with all of you.

  3. Kim Miller on December 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kim Miller

  4. Pam Smith on December 30, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    So sad to hear of the loss of your Mother. I am glad that I had the privilege of knowing her. She was a very sweet woman. My prayers are with you and your family.

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