Doris M. Franchione, 91, of Frontenac, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

Doris M. Franchione, 91, of Frontenac, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

Mrs. Franchione was born May 20, 1920 in Frontenac to Arthur J. and Jennie (Bernardin) Bezinque.

She worked at Terlip’s Grocery, the Girard Courthouse and retired from the Selective Service Draft Board.  She was a member of the Frontenac United Methodist Church and Eastern Star.  

She married Zachary T. Hardin on January 23, 1940 in Nevada, MO and they had four children.  He died in 1948.  On July 1, 1960 she married John B. Franchione who preceded her in death in 1985.  They had one daughter.

Doris was a homemaker and a master quilter.  She enjoyed trout fishing, antiques and spending time with family.

Survivors include five children, Janet Hardin Grassi (Jim); Betty Hardin McDonald (Gary); Mary Ann Hardin Toeller; Tommy Hardin and Sheri Franchione Jones.

Surviving grandchildren include Jocinda Wolfe (Phil); Jimmie Grassi JR. (Bobbi); Debra Long (Jim); Kristi Toeller; Haley Owens (Chase); Barbara Dunlap (Ed); Cathy Edwards; and Tom McDonald (Veronica); and 15 Great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; grandson Robert Keith Toeller and a sister, Eunice Mae Glad.

Funeral Services will be 11 A.M. Monday, March 26, 2012 at Friskel Funeral Home in Frontenac with Pastor Jim Sukraw officiating.  Burial will follow at the Frontenac City Cemetery.  Family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. Monday until Service time.  Condolences may be left at www.friskelfuneralhome.com  Memorials may be made out to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and/or Frontenac Education Foundation.  Memorials may be dropped off or mailed to Friskel Funeral Home, 230 E. McKay Street, Frontenac, KS 66763.