Frances E. Eichman, 90, formerly of Palco, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Hays Care Center.

She was born Feb. 22, 1928, in Hays to James L. and Anna A. Joy.

She married Cleo I. Eichman on May 25, 1949, in rural Hays. He preceded her in death July 7, 2003. She was a cashier at the First National Bank at Palco for several years, and then a homemaker, spending her life in Palco until moving to Hays in 2007.

She was a Girl Scout leader and a 4-H Club leader for many years. She attended St. Michael Episcopal Church and was a member of St. Andrew Episcopal Church Altar Guild and served on the church board. She served on the PECUSA Camp staff and board. She served on the Palco library board and started the Palco Story Hour Program. She served on the Embers Housing Board at Palco and a member of the Bogue American Legion Auxiliary, serving as historian.

Survivors include a son, David Eichman and wife, Sheila, Hays; two daughters, Tabetha Schraeder and husband, Robert, Hutchinson, and Marlene Pfeifer, Colby; a sister, Norma Gagnon, Lawrence; two sisters-in-law, Ellenora Meyer and husband, Truman, Newton, and Betty Jean Kay, Portland, Ore.; six grandchildren, Sierra Eichman and Derek Eichman, Sarah Mattson and husband, Paul, Karen Beaudet and husband, Joe, Preston Schraeder and fiancé, Sherree, and Angila Pfeifer; and four great-grandchildren, Madelyn Beaudet, Trinity Pfeifer, Wesley Stegeman and Brielle Britton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Cecil Joy; and two sisters, Helen Joy and Thelma Eichman.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Episcopal Church, Hays; graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant View Cemetery, Palco.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 E. 22nd Hays, KS and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Andrew Episcopal Church or St. Michael Episcopal Church in care of the mortuary.

Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels,com or can be sent via email to