Frances M. Warnock 1926 - 2009 Ottawa
Ottawa — Funeral services for Frances M. Warnock, 83, Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Warnock died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Ottawa Retirement Village.
She was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Ottawa, the daughter of Rebecca Wilcock and Arthur Earl Phares. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1944.
After graduation, Mrs. Warnock was a secretary at the Sunflower ordnance plant. She most recently worked as a secretary at C. Lister and Associates. Mrs. Warnock was a Girl Scout leader and den mother for over 15 years. She also helped start the Girls Club in Ottawa, was a member of the Inter Se Club, member of two garden clubs, the Jaycee Jane’s and the Ottawa Horticulture Club.
Mrs. Warnock was a floral designer and helped organize the arrangements for the Franklin County Fair. She was awarded the Grand Champion Award more than 15 times for receiving the most ribbons overall in the judging. She was also a charter member of the Four Seasons Garden Club and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa for more than 65 years. She was a Kansas University athletics fan, and enjoyed gardening, golfing and spending time with her family.
She married James M. Warnock on Dec. 23, 1943, in Wellsville. He preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1993.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jim and Harold Phares, and two sisters, Betty Blankenship and Dorothy Crowley.
Survivors include a son, Jack Warnock and wife Bonnie, Liberty, Mo.; two daughters, Connie Jameson and husband Daryl, Baldwin City, and Becky Brock and husband Darrell, Emporia; eight grandchildren including Dr. Nealy Newkirk; and nine great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Online condolences may be sent at lamb-roberts.com.