Franklin Saville

July 18, 2014 

Franklin “Frank” Garner Saville

Nov. 6, 1932 - July 8, 2014

Frank G. Saville, 81, of Garden City, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Golden Living Center Westwood in Clinton. Frank was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Redding, Iowa, a son of Wilbur F. and Mamie (Wallace) Saville.

Frank served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and spent a year at Ft. Kobbe in Panama. He was united in marriage to Nellie F. Maudlin on April 5, 1953, and to this union three children were born, Mike, Danny and Debbie. Frank moved to Harrisonville in 1962. He ran a candy route and worked at Western Electric in Lee’s Summit before getting a job at the Harrisonville Post Office. He was a postman for 16 years before his retirement in 1984. He was united in marriage to Cathryn Peek, June 12, 1973, in Harrisonville. Frank moved to Deepwater in 1994 and to Garden City in 2006. He was a Methodist.

Frank was a Mason for over 40 years, joining Cass Masonic Lodge No. 147 in Harrisonville in 1974. He transferred his membership to Lowry City Lodge No. 403, and then to Index Masonic Lodge No. 54 in Garden City.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman, he raised and trained bird dogs, loved to quail hunt and fish. He was a great photographer and took many family pictures.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Robert and Richard, and two sisters, Dorothy and Hazel.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Saville, of the home, two sons, Michael G. Saville, Iowa, and Danny R. Saville, Versailles; four step-sons, Richard D. Madden, Pella, Iowa, Elvon “Butch” Moses, Harrisonville, Albert Moses, Harrisonville, and Russell “Rusty” Walker, Harrisonville; a daughter, Debra Ann Schmeling, Des Moines, Iowa, and a step-daughter, Vickie L. Winter, Garden City; a sister, Mary F. Calvin, Clarinda, Iowa, a brother-in-law, Sam Stephens, and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Saville and Jackie Saville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made to

Arrangements: Atkinson Funeral Home, 600 W. Wall, Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-380-3268.

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