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Frances Eichman

February 22, 1928 — April 1, 2018

Frances Eichman


Frances E. Eichman, age 90, former Palco, Kansas resident, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center. She was born February 22, 1928, in Hays, Kansas, to James L. and Anna A. Joy. She married Cleo I. Eichman on May 25, 1949, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in rural Hays. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2003.

She was a cashier at the First National Bank at Palco, for several years, and then a homemaker, spending her life in Palco until moving to Hays in 2007. She was a Girl Scout Leader and a 4-H Club Leader for many years. She attended St. Michaels Episcopal and was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Altar Guild and served on the church board. She served on the PECUSA Camp staff and board. She served on the Palco library board and started the Palco Story Hour Program. She served on the Embers Housing Board at Palco and a member of the Bogue American Legion Auxiliary serving as Historian.

Survivors include, one son, David Eichman and wife, Sheila, Hays, KS; two daughters, Tabetha Schraeder and husband, Robert, Hutchinson, KS; Marlene Pfeifer, Colby, KS; six grandchildren, Sierra Eichman and Derek Eichman, Sarah Mattson (Paul), Karen Beaudet (Joe), Preston Schraeder and fianc (Sherree), Angila Pfeifer; four great grandchildren, Madelyn Beaudet, Trinity Pfeifer, Wesley Stegeman, Brielle Britton; one sister, Norma Gagnon, Lawrence, KS; two sisters-in-law, Ellenora Meyer and husband, Truman, Newton, KS; Betty Jean Kay, Portland, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Cecil Joy; two sisters, Helen Joy and Thelma Eichman.

Services are at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Hays, Kansas. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, at the Pleasanview Cemetery at Palco, Kansas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, at Clines-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas and from 9:00 to 10:00 A. M. Thursday, at St. Michaels Episcopal Church.

The family suggests memorials to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or St. Michaels Episcopal Church.

Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels,com or can be sent via e-mail to


Visitation Wednesday

April 4, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cline's-Keithley Mortuary of Hays

1919 E 22nd

Hays, KS 67601

Funeral Service Thursday

April 5, 2018

10:00 AM

St. Michaels


Hays, KS 67601

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