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Franz Rockford Donelson

Franz Rockford Donelson, 45, of Emporia, formerly of Richmond died Monday, June 17, 2013 at Flint Hills Care Center in Emporia.

Franz was born Nov. 1, 1967 in Emporia, the son of Marvin Dean and Nancy Walkup Donelson.

Franz was a lifetime glassblower, and worked with Hal Berger.

Survivors include his parents of Americus, formerly of Richmond;; a sister, Rachel Donelson Nichols and husband Shane; and two nephews, Noah and Nathan Nichols; all of Richmond.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Vina Brown Walkup, and Rev Henry and Martha Frevert Donelson.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20, at The Patio Garden of Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Visitation was held from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 19 at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home.

 

 

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