OBITUARY: Lorene M. Frazell

COLWICH—Lorene M. Frazell, 84, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. at Colwich.

She was born Oct. 23, 1935, at Lebo to Clarence John and Nola (Birdine) Small.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Emporia and a master’s degree from Wichita University.

She was a kindergarten teacher for 36 years, teaching in Lucas, Florence and Emporia, prior to moving to Halstead in 1972. She retired from U.S.D. 440 Halstead-Bentley in 1999.

On June 9, 1957, she married Gerald E. Frazell at Reading. He preceded her in death April 12, 2008.

Survivors include daughter, Julie Freund, Wichita; son, Jeff Frazell, Halstead; brother, David Small, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; sister, Carol (Dennis) Lebbin, Ellinwood; sisters-in-law, Betty and Fran Small, Lebo; and Sharon Frazell, Downs; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and John Small; sister, Frances Small; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at First United Methodist Church, Halstead, with the Rev. Dr. Dyton Owen officiating.

Private family inurnment will be in Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to U.S.D. 440 or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead.

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