Francine Breithaupt

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Funeral services for Francine Zada Breithaupt, 88, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Worden Cemetery. She passed away at her home Wednesday, March 8th.

Francine was born on August 25, 1928 in Flag, Arkansas, the daughter of Harvey and Bertha (Broyles) Barnes.

She was a member of Worden United Methodist Church. Francine was a homemaker, farmer and worked at Wal-Mart until her retirement. She enjoyed quilting, the outdoors and reading her Bible.

Francine married Leland Mourice Breithaupt on January 12, 1946 in Kansas City, Kansas. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1981.

Survivors include daughter, Coleen Lewis, Lawrence; two sons, Terry (Janet) Grand Marias, Minnesota and John (Challis) Boise, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Tammi, Shannon, Lindsey Grant, Josh, Scott, Becca; and nine great grandchildren, Easton, Chloe, Braxton, Charlie, Harper, Rory, Liam, Parker and Mila. She was preceded in death by one brother; six sisters; and her son-in-law, Samuel L. Lewis.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Worden United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2017