Connie Ann Clasen


Connie Ann Frakes Clasen, 68, of Olathe, KS, passed away June 16, 2019 at Health Care Resort of Olathe. Cremation. No services. Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Hospice, American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Condolences may be left at

Connie was born May 5, 1951 in Gardner, KS to William Edward and Thelma Irene (Jackson) Frakes. She grew up in the Gardner Edgerton area where she graduated from Gardner High School in 1968. Connie married Kenneth Werner Clasen on May 23, 1998 in Gardner, KS. They moved to Minnesota in 2009 and then back to Gardner in May of 2016. She worked as a sales clerk for Walmart. Connie retired in 2010. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family. Her health issues throughout her life presented many challenges. She fought the battle for many years. Connie will be missed by family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Kenneth. Connie is survived by her daughters: Bobbi and husband Erik Dickkut, WI and Barbara and husband Shane Chesney, Olathe, KS; eight grandchildren: Kaysi Stiner, Alex Troutner, Hannah Madril, Jessica Troutner, Brett Troutner, Chloe Chesney, Sophia Dickkut and Sara Dickkut; seven great-grandchildren: Averi, Charlotte, Hannon, Theia, Ruby, Kai and Kendalyn and sister Betty Warber, Olathe, KS.