Frances “Fran” L. Clark, 73, passed away Feb. 20, 2019

Frances  “Fran” L. Clark, 73,  passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at Newton Medical Center.
Fran's life began on Feb.  21, 1945 in Muskogee,Okla., the daughter of Wayne and Martha Jo (Coventon) Clark. Fran was a 1962 graduate of Rosalia High School and a 1966 graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield. She received both her Master’s degree and her doctorate from the University of Kansas. Fran influenced many lives through her passion for teaching, first as a teacher like her parents and then as a university professor teaching other teachers. She was a member of Hesston United Methodist Church and served on the Council of Exceptional Children.
Fran's greatest joy was her family which includes: her parents who preceded her in death; siblings, Kenneth (Cathy) Clark of Yorba Linda, Calif., David (Trudy) Clark of Alamo, Texas, Nancy Clark of Little River, SC, Lynn (Debbie) Clark of Newton; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Fran's family with gather with friends on Sunday, February 24, 2019, from 3-5pm at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home , El Dorado. Monday, Feb. 25th, 2019, burial will take place at 10 a.m. in Blankenship Cemetery and there will be a memorial service held at 2 p.m.  at Schowalter Villa in Hesston.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Fran's name may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Schowalter Villa. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Fran at