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Frances Elizabeth (Shoup) Sterling

August 30, 1942 ~ June 28, 2018 (age 75)

Frances Elizabeth Sterling

Frances Elizabeth Sterling, 75, Hays, went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

She was born August 30, 1942 in Decatur, Georgia the daughter of Francis and Lillian (Marbut) Shoup.  On August 26, 1962 she was united in marriage to Larry Sterling in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a union that would span over 55 years.  She was a cashier at Food Bonanza/U-Save grocery store and at Westlake Ace Hardware store, in addition to doing in home daycare for many years.  She was a member of CrossPoint Church in Hays and was very active with church youth groups, mission trips, vacation bible school, and teaching Sunday school.  She dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed all of their activities and sporting events. 

Survivors include her husband, Larry Sterling of the home in Hays, a daughter; Tiffany Buettgenbach and husband Brian of Independence, MO, five sons; Larry Sterling, Jr. and wife Heidi of Overland Park, KS, Jeff Sterling of Kansas City, MO, Shawn Sterling and wife Jamie of Victoria, Kevin Sterling and wife Robin of Overland Park, KS, and Jeremy Sterling and wife Amy of Victoria, a sister; Joyce Witcher of Pittsville, VA, eighteen grandchildren; Noah, Seth, and Shea Sterling, Alyssa Connor, Cara Hill, Ryan, Micheal, Emily, Gracie, Jordan, Barrett, Taylor, and Abby Sterling, Brandell Hecker, Brett and Anjel Leiker, Tanner Buettgenbach, and Jeff Brull, and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Francis, Lillian, and step-father John Fitzgerald, a son; Jason Sterling in 1998, and a brother; John Fitzgerald, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at CrossPoint Church, 1300 Harvest Road, Hays.  Burial will be in the Mount Allen Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 7:00 on Monday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, and from 9:00 am until service time on Tuesday at the church.  Memorials are suggested to what Fran enjoyed most in life, her children, so please donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at  Condolences and memories of Fran may be shared with the family at

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