LARNED — Francis (Frank) Patrick Callahan Jr. 60, passed away Jan. 21, 2017, at his home in Larned, after a year long battle with brain cancer. He was born Oct. 2, 1956, in Larned, the son of Francis P. Sr. and Hazel D. Skelton Callahan. A graduate of Washburn University, he received his Bachelors Degree in Business. A lifetime area resident, he was a Licensed American Family Insurance Agent for 28 years, working at the Larned location for 23 years then added the Great Bend location five years ago. On Aug. 25, 1979, he married TaWanna Mae Mason in Great Bend. She survives. Frankie was a very devoted husband, son, father and papa. He enjoyed his grandchildren immensely and traveled many hours visiting them. He loved working in his yard and garage workshop.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned, a current member of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, past president of Life Underwriters, past member of Larned Kiwanis Club, Chamber Ambassadors and a past board member of the Library board and the Sunrise board.
Other survivors include a daughter, Shanna Danae Louise (Kyle) Cochran, of Gardner; mother, Hazel D. (Tootie) Callahan, of Larned; sister, Mary Rapp of Larned; and three grandchildren, Cohen Colby Joseph, Houston Francis Patrick and Ellasynn Mae Louise. He was preceded in death by a son, Colby Francis William Callahan; father Francis P. Callahan Sr.; brother, Walter Nelson Callahan; and a brother-in-law, R.D. Rapp.
Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Larned with Father Warren Stecklein presiding. Burial will be in the Great Bend Cemetery. Vigil Service and Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Beckwith Mortuary Chapel. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the Frank Callahan Memorial Fund, in care of Beckwith Mortuary. Personal condolences may be left at www.beckwithmortuary.com.
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P.O. Box 477
Larned, KS 67550
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 24, 2017