Amanuensis Monday – Mrs. Fenner, Ill Several Weeks, Dies
February 13th, 2012 by Jessica

The following article contains a detailed life account for Frances May (Green) Fenner, sister of Fred Ozro Green.  It was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette in Kalamazoo, Michigan on March 9, 1958.

Life Account for Frances May Fenner

Life Account for Frances May Fenner

Mrs. Fenner, Ill Several Weeks, Dies

Mrs. Frances Fenner, 66, wife of Starr F. Fenner, 2202 Parkview Ave., widely known Townsendite and fraternalist, died yesterday at Bronson Hospital after an illness of several weeks.

A native of Kendall, Mich., Mrs. Fenner came to Kalamazoo when a young girl and was graduated from Western Michigan University.  She taught school until her marriage to Starr Fenner Feb. 24, 1910.  She then became active in the fraternal field.

Mrs. Fenner was best known for her ardent support of the Townsend Pension Plan and the organization of Townsend Clubs in Kalamazoo and Indiana.  She was a past state organizer, past district chairman, and past club president, and devoted many years to delivering addresses on the Townsend Plan.  She also was active in the Pythian Sisters in which she was a life member, and was one of the general committee that promoted the Kalamazoo Senior Citizens fund and home.  She was known widely as a student of economics and political science.  Her husband worked with her in the Townsend movement.

Immediate survivors are the husband; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Lennon, Mrs. Theda Allen and Mrs. Bethel Burkam, Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Velma Dale, South Bend, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Steve Greene [sic] and Fred Greene [sic], Kendall, and John Greene [sic], Corona Del Mar, Calif.; one step-brother, Francis Forbes, Otsego; one sister, Mrs. Nell Watkins, Kalamazoo; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Joldersma and Klein chapel, with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

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