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Frances Ales


Frances Ales, 94, of Arma, Kansas died at 2:46 P.M. Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Arma Health and Rehabilitation Center at Arma, Kansas.

Mrs. Ales was born December 30, 1928 in Auburn, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Josephine Kastelc Slansek. She was a retired registered nurse who moved to Arma after retiring in 1987. She was raised in Franklin and graduated from Arma High School in the Class of 1946. She married Frank H. Ales on May 31, 1952 at the St. Neri Catholic Church in Franklin, Kansas. Mr. Ales preceded her in death April 13, 2007. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma and the S.N.P.J. Lodge #225 at Arma. 

Survivors include her caregivers, Jim and Darlene Ales of Arma, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; five brothers-in-law, Edward, Tom, Charles, Jim, and William Ales; and six sisters-in-law, Mary Belmonte, Ella Modderman, Anne Irvin, Mildred Ales, Betty Devoss, and Fraces O'Banion.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 A.M. Friday, May 26, 2023 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arma, Kansas, with Father Michael Klag as the celebrant. Burial will be at the Pittsburg Garden of Memories Cemetery. Rosary will be said at 9:30 A.M. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church prior to the mass. Friends may call 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. Thursday at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma. The family suggests memorials to St. Ann's Altar Society. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.