Louella Nan Franks Schuster, 71, daughter of John Everett Franks and Maude Mae Franks, was born Oct. 31, 1931, at St. John’s Regional Health Center in Springfield. She died Nov. 29, 2002, at her home in Springfield after a long battle with lung cancer. Mrs. Schuster grew up in the little peach orchard community of Koshkonong. When she was 6, her family moved to Mountain Grove, where her father owned the local hardware store. She graduated from Central High School in Springfield, received her bachelor’s degree from Drury College and her master’s from Kansas State University. Her journalism experience included working as an advertising scriptwriter for KGBX radio station and home page article writer of the Springfield Daily News. She au-thored two publications while working with the Kansas Extension Service: “”Let’s Cook Outdoors”” and “”Easy as Pie.”” She was a member of the faculty for Kansas College in Pittsburg, Kan., and retired from OACAC after 20 years as a registered dietitian in 1996. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are three daughters, Shirley Ann Scheets of Houston, Lea Elise King of Tulsa, Okla., and Lyn Marie Eckstein of Temecula, Calif.; one brother, Dr. John Franks of Springfield; and four grandchildren. Memorial services were Dec. 2 at Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Home at Rivermonte with the Rev. Grant Hagle officiating. Burial following cremation will be in a Mountain Grove cemetery next to her parents. She was an avid reader and collector of cookbooks. Memorials may be made to a library of the donor’s choice. “

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