Marjoane Louise (Petersen) Frost, 87, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas with her family by her side.
Marjoane was born June 7, 1932 in Tilden, Nebraska. She was one of six children born to Earl R. and Olive A. (Wagner) Petersen. She grew up on a farm near Tilden and graduated from Tilden High School.
Marjoane was united in marriage to John W. Frost on June 15, 1952 in Neligh, Nebraska. This union was blessed with five children; Carol, John, Gerald, Joan and Shirley. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska, Phoenix, Arizona, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Topeka, Kansas, Bethany, Oklahoma, Olpe, Kansas and in 1974 they moved to Russell. John preceded her in death in September, 1995.
Marjoane was a Home Care Provider in the Russell area. She also was very active in the Trinity Thrift Store. While living in Olpe, she worked as a school cook at the Emporia Grade School. She was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity Ladies and was a member of all the different councils. She helped to bring peace and comfort to grieving families with church funeral lunches for many years. She was a member of the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240 Ladies Auxiliary, Russell American Legion Post #99 Ladies Auxiliary and the Russell Hospital Auxiliary.
Marjoane’s surviving family include her two daughters, Joan Weimaster (Dale) of Russell, Kansas and Shirley Johnson of Wichita, Kansas; two sons, John Frost, Jr. (Robin) of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Gerald Frost of Russell, Kansas; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Marjoane was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, daughter Carol Ann Duncan, grandson Dakota Frost, brother Ronald Petersen, sisters Marianne Woodward, Milree Hashburger, LaVern Wilburn and Norma Udey.
Celebration of Marjoane’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial of Ashes will follow at the Russell City Cemetery. Trinity UMC is honored to host these services. In compliance with current recommendations, we encourage social distancing, hand-hygiene, use of masks, and staying at home if you feel ill or uncomfortable attending any services. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available on site. Family and friends may sign the book from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary. A Memorial has been established with Trinity United Methodist Church. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.