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Alice Estella Flanner

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Alice Estella Flanner, 94, of Fort Scott, died at Mercy Hospital Monday morning, Sept. 17, 2012. She was born Oct. 13, 1917, in Redfield, Kan., the daughter of Frank Elwood and Lena Mae (Comstock) Benedict. She married Raymond Loring Flanner Dec. 26, 1941, in Fort Scott, Kan. He preceded her in death March 30, 2010.

Alice was born and raised in Bourbon County and was an 80-year member of the West Liberty United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years, was a youth leader, United Methodist Women officer and quilting group member. She also served as the Charge Church secretary for St. John's, Hammond, West Liberty UMC and the secretary for the Bourbon County UMC Parish.

Alice graduated from FSHS with the class of 1934 and attended FSCC. She worked 22 1/2 years at the Western Insurance Co. and eight years as secretary of the Federal Land Bank. She was a homemaker and farmed in the West Liberty area for 33 years. She was a 4-H leader, member of Northeast EHU, and Busy Bee Club at Hammond. She also was a 65-year member of Olive Chapter No. 13 Order of the Eastern Star, Fort Scott, Past Mother Advisor for Rainbow for Girls, and member of The White Shrine of Jerusalem of Fort Scott.

Alice accepted Christ as her personal Savior at a very young age and lived her life for Him and for her family and friends.

Survivors include her children; Frank Flanner, M.D., and Helen of Leavenworth, Kan., Margaret Anne Fisher of Clarksville, Tenn., Rev. Don R. Flanner and Joy of Fort Scott, Kan., Rev. R. Dean Flanner and Mary of Springfield, Mo., Janet Riggs and David of Tulsa, Okla., Alena Hollingsworth, Karl R. Flanner and Joyce, and Karen Demm, all of Fort Scott, Kan.; a sister, Margaret Bruce of Ephrata, Wash.; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Raymond, Alice was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Vincent "Rufus" Demm, two sisters, Ruth Kunze and Hazel Winter, and a brother, Walter Benedict.

Rev. Dean Flanner and Rev. Don Flanner will conduct funeral services 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home with burial following at the Fort Scott National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Sept. 20, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Liberty United Methodist Church and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701. Online condolences may be emailed to expressions@konantz-cheney.com.