Madge Fraley

Memorial service for Madge M. Fraley, 73, Lawrence, will be held 11 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Central United Methodist Church.  Inurnment will be held at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson, KS at a later date.  Mrs. Fraley died May 14, 2009, at her home.   

She was born on February 24, 1936, in St. Mary’s, KS, the daughter of Wayne Millard and Irene Annabelle Ward Salisbury.


She graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1954 and attended Baker University and Emporia State University.  She was a devoted wife, caretaker, mother, homemaker, secretary, church volunteer and friend.  She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and a certified Stephen Minister and trained Lay Speaker.  She occasionally was the pianist at the various churches she and her husband attended or helped serve.  Mrs. Fraley also received the Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and crocheting.


She married Richard Fraley on June 9, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in St. Mary’s, KS.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in June of 2007.  During their marriage, they lived in Hutchinson, KS, Dodge City, KS, Healey, KS and Lawrence, KS.  Reverend Richard Fraley survives of the home. 


Other survivors include a son, James A. and wife, Amber; two daughters, Linda Martin and husband, Larry, Nancy Childers and husband, David, all residents of Lawrence; one brother,  Ward Salisbury, Greenville, IN; five grandchildren, Jeremy Martin, Tyler Martin, Sara Gillum, Michael Childers, and Jordan Fraley; five nieces, and a cat, Max.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Garold Wayne Salisbury, and a nephew, Garold.


The family will greet friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service on Monday at the church. 


Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Central United Methodist Church or Douglas County VNA, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


Online condolences may be sent to; Subject:  Fraley.


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