Francesca 'Frances' Josepha Svoboda

     Francesca “Frances” Josepha Svoboda, 95, passed away April 4, 2017 in Ellsworth. She was born in Ellsworth County on Sept. 20, 1921 to Havel Frank and Valentina Rose (Vopat) Soukup.
     Frances married Frank Svoboda on Jan. 25, 1966. Before their marriage, she worked as an registered nurse in Salina and was later a homemaker. She also enjoyed helping her husband, Frank on the farm. She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church of Ellsworth.
     Frances is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; 2 sisters; and 3 brothers.
     Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
     Funeral mass is at 10 a.m., Monday, April 10, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with burial following in the Ellsworth Memorial Cemetery.
     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church or Ellsworth Good Samaritan Society, in care of Parsons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.

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