1954, Frances Elaine “Fran” Fast, 87, died Jan. 25, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Michigan, the daughter of Charles and Edna Blood Steward.
On Nov. 2, 1945, she married David Daniel Fast in Charlotte, Mich. He survives. A longtime resident of Inman, moving to Hutchinson in 1999, Fran and her husband were loyal volunteers with RVICS – Roving Volunteers in Christ’s Service – and the Et Cetera Shop. She was a retired package foreman for Sterling Drug and was a devoted homemaker.
Other survivors include: her five children, Timothy and wife LeAnn of Inman, Karen Sites and husband Steven of Hutchinson, Vernon of Hutchinson, David and wife Karen of Topeka, and Leland of Jacksonville, Ark.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Steven; her parents, Charles and Edna Steward; brothers, Clair and Wayne; and sister, Irene Foltz.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 25, 2012, at First Church of The Nazarene, with Pastor Bones Nay presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Memorial contributions may be made to RVICS in care of the funeral home. Burial will be in Zoar Cemetery near Inman. Please visit www.penwellgabelhutchinson.com to leave personal condolences for the family.