Frances Louise Rouse was born to Raymond and Lelah Rouse on July 27, 1936 outside Osborne, Kansas. She left this life on July 29, 2019 in Seneca, Kansas on her own terms and with no regrets.
Frances married Marvin Leadabrand on August 5, 1956 in Webster County, Nebraska. Born to this union were two daughters.
Marvin and Frances lived and loved in Osborne most of their lives. They worked side by side and filled their home with love and laughter. After Marvin’s death in 1989, Frances continued the family business until her health forced her into retirement. Frances moved to Seneca, Kansas with her daughter when the family moved for Kiley’s job.
Marvin and Frances spent their lives committed to their business, their daughter, and their friends. Time away from their business was spent with extended family. Throughout her life Frances gave her heart to all she did. While her life was filled with many successes, nothing mattered more than her family, including her dogs.
Frances made a difference in the lives of all she touched. She put her faith into action by sharing God’s word and love with her family. She continued to do so after her health deteriorated by knitting hundreds of scarves and blankets for homeless shelters.
Frances was preceded in death by her stillborn daughter Lelah Kay, husband Marvin, her parents, siblings Howard Rouse and Vivian Simmons, her in-laws Jim and Beulah Leadabrand, brothers-in-law Raymond Leadabrand and Dewey Simmons, nephews Phillip, Kenny, and Roger Leadabrand, great nephew Justin Kumke, and great-great nephew Nolan Lewis.
Frances leaves a host of friends to celebrate her life. She is survived by her daughter Kiley and husband Jim Floyd, her pride and joy grandson, Dan Floyd and his daughter Emma, step granddaughters Mia Sitter (Sophia and Emily) and Jennifer LaBruyere, a brother Leslie Rouse and wife Marie, brother-in-law Charles Leadabrand and his wife Donna, sister-in-law Betty Leadabrand Banks, and a large extended family of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Frances’ mission be continued with donations to the Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66608 or Ashley’s Purple Star Foundation at https://gkccfonlinedonations.org/ashley/ashley.asp
Friends and family are invited to an informal gathering on August 17th, from 10:00 to 11:30, at the Veteran’s Building in Osborne. No other services are planned at this time.