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Francella "Sally" Kohnke-Towne

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Francella "Sally" Kohnke-Towne Obituary
Kohnke-Towne, Francella (Sally)
passed away Sept. 5 at 96 years of age, was born Sept. 26, 1918, in Gardner, MA to Alice Blossom May and Edgar Royal May, the first of their five children. She earned an Accounting Degree then worked at Raytheon where she ordered supplies for the Manhattan Project and also served in the USO during WWII. Postmaster in Kirkland, AZ for more than 30 years, member of Yavapai Sheriff's posse, avid traveler including both North and South America plus 35 more countries. Preceded in death by her brother Courtland May, husbands Bill Kohnke and Fred Towne. Survived by brothers Judson and Edgar May, sisters-in-law Cay and Dorothy, sister Carol Lathrop and brother-in-law Clifford, step son John Towne and their families. Celebration of life memorial service will be held 1:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Community Church of Sun Village, 17300 N. Sun Village Parkway, Surprise, AZ 85374 (tel. 623-214-7225) and 1 pm on Monday, Oct. 5, at the Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, 303 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ 86303, 928-445-2221. Please visit and sign Sally's guestbook at: www.ruffnerwakelin.com.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 27, 2015
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