May 17 1964 November 11 2023
Deanna Lynn Franks, 59, of Winfield, Kansas, passed away on November 11, 2023 at Wesley MedicalCenter, Wichita, Kansas. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.Deanna was born May 17, 1964 in Bristow, Oklahoma to Frances Darlene (Hammons) and Walter LeeThompson. After the passing of her mother, when Deanna was a little girl, her father married MarilynMarie (Britain) Thompson. Deanna graduated Bluestem High School, Leon, Kansas in 1982.Deanna lived most of her life in Beaumont, Kansas with her companion Mike Choens. The last 19 monthsof her life she lived in Winfield surrounded by family and friends. Some might say that she lived her lifeon her own terms.Deanna worked different jobs during her work career, Raytheon being the last corporate job. Deannaraised Catahoula dogs and loved all aspects of raising and training puppies.Deanna’s many interests included horses, rodeo, western history and NFL football. She loved spendingtime with and helped raise her grandchildren. Deanna will be remembered by many for her great senseof humor, storytelling, and spunky personality. Because of her wit and humor she was known as “AuntRoseanne” to her nieces and nephews.Deanna was proceeded in death by her parents and grandson Blake Douglass Stapleford. Survivorsinclude daughter Stormy Stapleford of Leon, Kansas, son Jesse Franks Jr. of El Dorado, Kansas, sonLightning (Savannah) Franks of El Dorado, Kansas, daughter Windy (Justin) Hansen of Arkansas City,Kansas, son Dusty Franks of Longton, Kansas, grandchildren; Adrianna (Brady) Mayfield, Caitlynn,Waylan, Chelsea, Peyton, Cameron, Emma, Wyatt, Whitley, Cheyenne, Brooklyn, William, and greatgrandchildren; Conagher and Stoanie. Dea is survived by her sisters Janice (John) Hensy of Ponca City,Oklahoma, and Sam (Jeff) Johnston of Kettle Falls, Washington. She is also survived by aunts, an uncle,nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Death notice for the town of: Wichita, state: Kansas