Frances Marie Hinrichs

Frances Marie Hinrichs, 99, of Raytown, MO passed away March 11, 2020.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Woods Chapel Church, Lee’s Summit, MO.  Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. preceding the service.  

Mrs. Hinrichs was born December 10, 1920 in Kansas City, MO.  Frances was a lifelong Raytown resident, graduate of Raytown High School, owner of Raytown Office Supply, and the matriarch of a loving family.  She was a pioneer female entrepreneur, balancing family and a business from 1954 until retirement at age 75. Throughout her life, she enjoyed family activities, travel, dancing, card playing, quilting and embroidery in addition to her work.  

Frances modeled acceptance and compassion for all that knew her.  Her family strives to follow her example.  

She was preceded in death by: parents, John Emery and Marie Schowengerdt Snoddy; brother, Lloyd; sister, Martha Jean Weston; and husband Herschel.  

Survivors include: son, Ted (Nina); daughter, Terri (Jim)  Romick; nieces, Janet Weston and Jill (Rudy) Weston Martinez; and brothers-in-law John Weston and Bill Hinrichs.  She was loved by a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visits: 3


  1. LouEllen - Higgins on March 13, 2020 at 9:18 am

    She was a sweet lady. I know you will miss her.

  2. Denise and Mel on March 13, 2020 at 9:27 am

    You were blessed with a wonderful woman who provided a positive example for so many. Praying for comfort as you honor her life.

  3. DuVonne Campbell on March 13, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Deepest sympathy & Love for this difficult time of precious loss! Sending our love & support. Sam & DuVonne Campbell

  4. Ann on March 13, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Our prayers are with all of you, and our hearts go out to you. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Ann and Lee

  5. Christina and John on March 15, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    She will be desperately missed and unendingly loved.

  6. Frank & Donna Eaton on March 15, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Mary & Don Harvey on March 20, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    What a beautiful video of a life well loved and lived. Mrs. Hinrichs was a special lady who will be so missed. May her memory and the love she shared comfort you in the coming days and years. May God bless your family.

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