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Wendy Frazell

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Wendell Wayne Frazell, Iola, died Jan. 1, 2013 in his home. He was 87 years old.
Wendy was born April 19, 1925, in Iola to the late Jay C. Frazell and Ethel M. (Baker) Frazell. He grew up in Iola and attended the Iola schools.
On Dec. 28, 1944, Wendy married Georgia L. Blohm. Georgia preceded Wendy in death Dec. 28, 2011.
Wendy served in the United States Navy in World War II, from 1943-1945.
He was a coxswain boatswain’s mate on the naval ship Allioth. The ship and sailors sailed to Pearl Harbor after its bombing. Years later, while vacationing in Oahu, Hawaii, Wendy was honored to raise the American flag at the Arizona Memorial. Wendy also enjoyed the honor flight to Washington, D.C. to see the World War II Memorial with fellow servicemen.
Wendy graduated from Pittsburg State University  in 1952. He was a teacher and coach at Uniontown and LaCygne high schools. He was happy to return to Iola, to teach and coach at the high school in 1962. He also served as the athletic director for several years retiring in 1990.
Wendy enjoyed being around his students, and tried to make a difference in their lives, like they made in his.
Wendy enjoyed fishing, gardening, hosting fish fries, and watching his favorite team, the Pittsburg State Gorillas, and loved being with family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter Linda Monninger and husband Joe, Iola; three sons, Kent Frazell and wife Peggy, Chanute, Craig Frazell and wife Sharon, Kincaid, and Jay Don Frazell and wife Tammi, Iola; grandchildren, Denise Umphenour and husband Gary, Lee Anne Ewing and husband Tom, Scott Monninger, Tara Small and husband Chad, Clete Frazell and wife Jill, Curt Frazell and fiance Allison Koehler, Preston Frazell and girlfriend Kelli Campbell, Hunter Frazell, Chelsey Brooks and Connor Frazell; great-grandchildren, Makenzi Umphenour, Madison Umphenour, Sydney Ewing, Brock Small, Cade Small, Bo Small, and Gage Frazell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Elmer and Clyde Frazell.
Cremation has taken place.
Memorial visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel.
Inurnment will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola, at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Iola High School Athletic Department and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola.
Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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