Memorial visitation for Karen Sue Cook Frankenfield, 71, Lawrence will be held Monday, December, 28 from 3-5pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Tuesday, December 22 at her home. Mrs. Frankenfield had been a resident of Lawrence since 1979.
She was born on October 4, 1938 in Independence, Kansas the daughter of Willard and Mable Cook.
She married Richard Lindbergh Frankenfield on August 31, 1968 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.
She was a housewife and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and involved with various community ministries. At Trinity Lutheran Church, she taught Sunday Church School and Vacation Bible Study for many years, was Volunteer Coordinator, Wedding Coordinator, and served on many church committees. She was a member of the Women of ELCA as well as a Stephens Ministry Leader. She and her husband Richard also volunteered for Douglas County Senior Services, Sertoma, Meals on Wheels, and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She and her husband received the Service to Mankind Award in the Spring of 1999. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Phoenix Club.
Other survivors include two step daughters, Diane Frankenfield, Abingdon, Maryland, Cindy Sitler, and husband, Don, Garnett, Kansas; one son, Sam Frankenfield, Lawrence; and one step son, Richard Frankenfield, and wife, Sue Frey, Corvallis, Orgeon; five grandchildren, Jackson Tarr, Michael Sitler, Tiffany Dunyon, Jamie Frey-Frankenfield, Patrick Frey-Frankenfield; and one great granddaughter, Devynn Marie Sitler .
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com Subject: Frankenfield