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Frances Worden

Frances Martha Worden (Weeks)

Saturday, September 29th, 1923 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Obituary

Frances Martha Worden, 96 of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020. Cremation is planned with private services at a later date. Frances was born in Grandview, MO on September 29, 1923 and graduated from West Port High School in Kansas City, MO. She was married to Morris E. Worden, Jr. on June 21, 1942; they were married 59 years at the time of his death in 2001. Frances worked as a Personnel Specialist for the Kansas City, VA Medical Center for 28 years. She was certified as a Braille Transcriber by the Library of Congress on December 11, 1985, volunteering for the School of the Blind, Kansas City, KS for 34 years. Frances lovingly transcribed over 1,000 books which included children’s novels, instruction manuals on cooking, knitting, piano playing and text books on science and foreign language in Spanish, French and German. She is survived by; 3 daughters, Martha J. Pack, Janet I Parks and A. Lynne Madsen; 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Worden, Jr. and a son, Edward Worden. Donations may be made in her name to the School of the Blind, 1100 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel (816) 252-7900)
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Katie Wood

Posted at 01:18pm
It was such a pleasure seeing Frances every Sunday with her loving children. I did not get to know her well, since i am in a wheel chair and in another building, but, I felt a real connection to her and her children who were so friendly and helpful. It was a joy to hear Frances sing along with the recorded music before the services. I could tell that she had a real affinity for music. In reading her obituary i learned so much more about her. One thing was clear to me from her personal contact and in her obituary that she loved the Lord and He loved her.

God bless all of you,
Elder Carol Norris Vincent, The Groves Congregation
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Lynne Madsen

Posted at 11:27am
I thank God for my mother. I will miss her. She is put a smile on my face because she was the only one who called me Anna Lynne. I appreciated her going out of her way to see that my children went to Vacation Bible School and church youth camps. She worked hard to ensure that our family could take family vacations every year as I was growing up; great times. I enjoyed her piano and organ playing and our sing-a-longs. Love you Mom; thanks for the memories. Anna Lynne Worden Madsen
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JANET PARKS

Posted at 04:13pm
Mom was truly an example of service to others. She & Dad were primary caregivers for their parents & siblings and they were very active in the Community of Christ ministries. Mom devoted hundreds of hours to transcribing books for students at the School of the Blind. Her service was awarded several times over the years. However, her most cherished recognition was a simple thank you card from a student that needed a specific book transcribed just for him. Mom was a very devoted & loving Grandma and she loved to take the 'Grands' on vacations & to church camp. So many wonderful memories of a life lived well. She said often this last year that she couldn't wait to 'sing with the angels' . . . is that the Hallelujah Chorus I hear? Happy for you. Love, Janet & Frank
 
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Carol Vincent Posted at 05:55pm

Frances was certainly a wonderful servant of the Lord. I enjoyed getting to know her in the church services and also you and Frank. The fact that you children not only visited her every Sunday but also came to church with her and helped as our small congregation needed it. My sympathy to all of you. Carol Norris Vincent, The Groves congregation
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