Frances Nadine Maier, 86, of Russell, Kansas, died on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the Clara Barton Hospital in Hoisington, Kansas.
Frances was born on November 14, 1930, in Barton County, Kansas, the daughter of Edmund B. and Amelia (Wegele) Resner. She grew up in the Barton County and Russell area and attended local schools. She was united in marriage to Clarence Meier on May 15, 1949, and from this union they were blessed with 2 sons Richard and Herbert. Clarence preceded her in death in 1959. Frances found love again and was united in marriage to Vernon Lee Maier on August 21, 1966, and from this union they were blessed with a daughter Christine. After 48 years of marriage, Vernon preceded her in death on August 20, 2014. As a young woman she worked as a clerk with Duckwall. Later she worked for USD 407 as a cook and worked as a dietary aide at the Russell Regional Hospital. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Russell, Kansas. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, gardening, crocheting and sewing. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving family include her sons Richard J. Meier and wife Barb and Herbert J. Meier and wife Faye all of Wichita, Kansas; daughter Christine D. Maier of Russell; brother Robert Resner of Council Grove, Kansas and sister Norma Weideman; grandchildren Daniel Meier and wife Nichole and Sarah Meier all of Wichita, Kansas and great grandchildren Ethan and Briley Meier of Wichita, Kansas and other extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and 4 brothers Wilmer, Clarence, Clinton and Earl Resner.
A celebration of Frances' life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at the Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Jim Strassen officiating. Burial will follow the service at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the mortuary with family to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Wednesday evening. Memorials may be give to the RCACF - Appleseed and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.