Wilma Corene Fankhauser
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:41am News Staff
Wilma Corene Fankhauser, 90, of Madison, died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Newman Hospital, in Emporia. She was born on September 7, 1927 in Madison, the daughter of Leonard W. and Kittie C. Aughinbaugh Greenwood. She attended Madison High School and graduated with the Class of 1945. The first year following graduation, she worked as a secretary at UMB Bank in Kansas City, Mo. She later worked for a year as a clerical secretary for a Wichita bank. She was united in marriage to Harold F. Fankhauser on August 29, 1947 in Madison. They made their home on a farm six miles southeast of Madison. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Madison, the P.E.O., the Garden Club, Kansas Cattlewomen as well as being a charter member of the Civic Culture Club. She is survived by two daughters, Cindy Raber and Nancy Fankhauser, both of Madison; one son, Tony Fankhauser of Madison; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Turner and Vivian Bridges and one brother, Tom Greenwood. A celebration of life was held Tuesday, February 13, at the Frist Presbyterian Church in Madison, with Reverend Bob Robison officiating. Burial followed at Number Eight Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Madison Educational Assistance Fund and sent in care of the VanArsdale Funeral Home at P.O. Box #488, Madison, Kansas 66860. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.