E. Wayne Frakes July 27, 1947 - April 5, 2021 Quenemo, Kansas - E. Wayne Frakes, 73, born on July 27, 1947, Yates Center, KS., died on April 5, 2021 at Advent Health Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, KS., Wayne, the son of Eugene C. and W. Leona (Burns) Frakes, is best remembered for his love of the outdoors, mastery of hunting and fishing, and his extraordinary marksmanship with a bow or a rifle. His superior skill and craftmanship was also evident to those who knew his work in a long career in heavy construction. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. Wayne was proceeded in death by his father, mother, brothers Charles and Ronald, sister, Rebecca, and daughter Lori Nelson. He is survived by his wife Carolyn, son Darin (wife Tena), son-in-law Daniel Nelson, Step children Michael (Cassie) Messer and Tara (Allen) Robertson, grandchildren Freddy, Ella, Chloe, Brady, Malaree, Quade, Keeghan, Creighton, Morgan, Aiden, James, Karmah, Allen, Brooklynn, Sisters Sally (Hap Cordell) and Cindy Frakes (Tammy Hebert), mother-in-law Betty Meyer, many nieces, nephews, extended family, and longtime friends. A small service and casual celebration of life will be held for family and friends on April 14, 2 pm - 4 pm at the home of Wayne and Carolyn, 331 Kingman Rd., Quenemo, KS.
Wayne lived life on his terms, tough as nails, so much larger than life, a true legend... a legacy, that will forever
live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
April 10, 2021
April 9, 2021
Wayne first was my brother in law then became my friend. We shared good times and bad times but I always knew what ever the time he would express his true feelings. Glad I got to know him and pray he is at peace. Praying for the family to also have peace