Frances C. Arrowsmith, 86, died Sunday (July 26, 2009) at Memorial Home in Moundridge.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Halstead, with the Rev. Jennifer Whitt presiding.


Frances C. Arrowsmith, 86, died Sunday (July 26, 2009) at Memorial Home in Moundridge.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1922, in Chillicothe, Texas, to Alexander and Bessie (Nicolet) Cron.

On Dec. 16, 1947, she married Irl Arrowsmith Jr. in Alamo, Texas. He survives of Moundridge.

She had been a resident of Halstead since 1976, moving from Fairfax, Va., where she was a statistical assistant for the USDA.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a former president of United Methodist Women, both of Halstead.

She also is survived by a sister, Marie Wallace of Culpepper, Va.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Ralph Cron.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kaufman Funeral Home in Halstead, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Halstead, with the Rev. Jennifer Whitt presiding.

Burial will follow at Halstead Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Memorial Home in care of the funeral home.