February 25, 2008
Alma M. Bretches Franz, 92, of Inman, Kansas passed away on Monday, February 25, 2008 at Pleasant View Home in Inman, Kansas. Alma was born in McPherson, Kansas on October 27, 1915, the daughter of the late Stanley and Alice (Anderson) Bretches.She graduated from Newton High School, Newton, Kansas in 1933. She then attended McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas for two years.Alma was a member of Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, rural Inman, Kansas. She worked at the McPherson County Sheriff's Office from 1935 until 1939. She was the office manager of the McPherson Credit Bureau for ten years, from 1940 until 1950. Alma was the Deputy Clerk of the District Court of McPherson County from 1950 until 1060. She was elected as the Clerk of the District Court in 1961 and served in that capacity until her retirement in 1977.Alma sang in Messiah Choir in Lindsborg, Kansas for several years as well as in the choirs of the churches she attended. She was the widow of John Franz. They were married on November 26, 1981 at the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Parsonage, rural Inman, Kansas. John died on May 27, 1990. Survivors include two brother, Galen Bretches of McPherson, Kansas, and Max Bretches of Wellington, Kansas; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Alta and Zelma Bretches.Friends are also invited to call Friday, February 29, 2008, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas. the funeral service will be at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson, Kansas, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2008 with Pastor Willmar T. Harder, of the Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church officiating. Interment at McPherson Cemetery McPherson, Kansas. Family request donations to Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church.
Alma M. Bretches Franz, 92, of Inman, Kansas passed away on Monday, February 25, 2008 at Pleasant View Home in Inman, Kansas. Alma was born in McPherson, Kansas on October 27, 1915, the daughter of the late Stanley and Alice (Anderson) Bretches.She... View Obituary & Service Information
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