Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Frances Jean Sanborn, age 66, resident of rural Fort Scott, Kansas died Monday, September 8, 2008, at Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg, Kansas. She was born August 1, 1942 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota the daughter of Frank Doherty and Etta Maye "Brownie" Brown Doherty. Frances was a 1960 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She attended Fort Scott Community College. She married John Louis "J.L." Sanborn on November 22, 1962 in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on February 28, 2001. In her earlier years, Frances worked for Town and Country Western Wear and the Western Insurance Company. She help during most of her marriage with the family farm and ranch. She was a member of the Mary Queen of Angels Catholic Church and also a member of the Angus Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, Paint Horse Association and the Pinto Association.

Survivors include two sons, Jay Sanborn and wife Shelly, Fort Scott and Pat Sanborn and wife Nicki, Garnett, Kansas; two daughters, Carolyn Thorpe and husband Kevin and Kasey Eaton and husband R. D., all of Fort Scott. Also surviving are three sisters, Sharon Hoover and husband David, Orange, California, Charyl Deloney and husband Gary, Fort Scott and Theresa Adams and husband Darius, Joplin, Missouri; nine grandchildren, Karrie Thorpe, Jaret Thorpe, Jason Thorpe, Karrlie Thorpe, Kennzie Thorpe, Courtlynn Sanborn, Mason Sanborn, Emma Sanborn and Matthew Eaton; and two step-granddaughters, Morgan and Natalie Eaton. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, in the Cheney Witt Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m, Saturday, until service time at the funeral home. Following funeral services there will be cremation. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, in the U. S. National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Words of comfort may be emailed to