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Francis "Frank" Paul Macan

December 18, 1945 — March 2, 2022

Shawnee, Kansas

Francis Paul “Frank” Macan, 76, of Shawnee, Kansas died Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.

A visitation will be from 10:00 - 12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at Amos Family Funeral Home; a graveside service will begin at 12:30 pm, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Frank was born on December 18, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas to George Michael and Mary Madeline (Chop) Macan.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Michael Macan.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rose Macan; daughters, Kate (Tim) Macan and Molly (Justin) Hintz;

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Johnson County Library

Frank was “George’s second son,” and loved many things.  Frank grew up in Strawberry Hill, KCK.  His parents were of Croatian descent.  He shared about his Croatian heritage proudly to family and friends. Frank attended Rockhurst University and treasured his Jesuit education.  He dutifully served his country and his family.  Frank especially loved to laugh and his dry humor kept everyone around him on their toes.  His hospice nurse even described him as, “ornery,” until the very end.

Frank enjoyed the simple pleasures of life: good food, a good book, and good tunes.  And, he loved a good bargain.  He was, if you will, a connoisseur of coupons.  He enjoyed his weekly shopping trips to Walmart and easily delighted in a sale.  He was known to stockpile Ragu spaghetti sauce, canned diced tomatoes, and “cheap” napkins, among other things.

Frank was a patron at many local restaurants, including Bender’s Bar and Grill,  Pegah’s, Italian Delight, Johnny’s Tavern, Amigo’s, and more.  He loved a good tenderloin, knew where to get the best homemade tamales, and could tell you where to find the most delightful pineapple malt.  Upon finishing a meal, Frank would frequently ask others: “Would you eat it again?” While others may choose to sparingly indulge in foods at the top part of the food pyramid, Frank never did.  Frank lived as if candy were its own food group.  Nerds, licorice, and Werthers were among his favorites.

Frank’s love of candy made Halloween and Valentine’s Day some of his favorite holidays.  He was also known for picking out the most perfect cards.  While he may not have always verbally expressed his sentiments, he knew exactly which card would capture his feelings.

Frank was an advocate for education.  He was always encouraging his daughters and others to pursue higher education.  He was a voracious reader and spent many hours at the Johnson County Library over the years, befriending staff and patrons alike.  In recent years, Frank developed a love for Westerns.  The adventures in the films provided him an outlet as his health declined.

Frank was known for his one liners, his Frank-isms.  His conversations were peppered with, “Good for you,” “And that too,” “Just remember, I offered…,” and “It’s like a wheelbarrow, you gotta’ push it.”

Frank was always willing to lend a hand.  He was deeply concerned about the wellbeing of others.  Despite his own health maladies, he made an effort to help keep an eye on those in his Assisted Living facility who were in more vulnerable states.  Frank thoroughly enjoyed people and was never one to turn down a party.  He is now at the eternal party.  As Frank would say, “Let the good times roll.”


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8279 Melrose Drive, Lenexa KS 66214

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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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