Colene  Frencken
Colene (Stipp) Frencken was born April 17, 1936, in Wanda, Missouri, one of three children, to Uhlan and Virginia (Patton) Stipp. She entered into rest on Nov. 16, 2019, in Neosho, following an extended illness at the age of 83.
Colene was a lifelong area resident and graduated from eighth grade at Wanda and then from Midway High School. She had worked at the Newton County Courthouse, Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Tulsa, OK, and then completed her working career as secretary for the Triway/East Newton School System where she worked for 29 years. Colene enjoyed sports, boating on Table Rock Lake, making trips to Branson and being on the go. She was a member of the Wanda United Methodist Church.
Herbert and Colene Frencken were married on June 26, 1955, in Wanda, and Herb survives of the home. She is also survived by three children, Jeff Frencken, of Stark City, Todd Frencken and wife, Jenny, of Tiff City and Gina Tinsley and husband, Pat, of Pineville; four grandchildren, Megan Smith, Colton Frencken, Tyler Shaver and Callie Jo St. Clair; two great-grandchildren, Maverick Frencken and JD St. Clair; and two step-grandchildren, Sydney Cheatwood and Maci Monsalvo. In addition to her parents, Colene is preceded in death by two sons, Randy and Jeremy; son-in-law, J. D. Shaver; one sister, Patsy Stipp Stuffelbeam; and one brother, Weymeth Stipp.
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Wanda Cemetery, Stark City. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation Wednesday evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO. Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho on Tuesday from noon until 5 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Colene may be made to Wanda Cemetery, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO 64850.
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Published on November 19, 2019


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