Frances Ruth Enabnit

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Graveside services will be held on August 13th at 4:00 at Willow Grove Cemetery for former Buffalo resident Frances Ruth Enabnit, 85, who passed away on April 15 in Spokane, Wash.

Enabnit was born in Laramie. Her father, Thomas E. Kuiper, was a teacher, school administrator and rancher. The Kuiper family homesteaded in Johnson County. Her mother, Helen Seeman Kuiper, was a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Enabnit married her high school sweetheart, Charles Merlin Enabnit. She was a registered nurse, and he was a WWII hero back from war. He served in Italy in the 10th Mountain Division. They started a family together in their hometown of Buffalo. They had four girls and finally, one boy. Their lives took them from Wyoming to South Dakota to Washington to Oregon to Colorado and even California. Enabnit excelled in making friends and packing up. She taught Sunday school and served in every Parent-Teacher Association. She was a Girl Scout leader and wonderful neighbor to everyone she met. She always enjoyed spending time with her family. As her children grew up and left home they started their own families, and Enabnit became “Grandma Frances” to ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Enabnit always enjoyed reading, learning, church, and community service, meeting new people, playing bridge, and was an active member of the Philanthropic Educational Organization.

Enabnit is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Merlin Enabnit, grandson, Jesse Sellon, and son-in-law, Larry S. Silver.

She is survived by her brothers: Tommy (Velda) Kuiper of Story, and Dave (Jeannette) Kuiper of Buffalo; children: Celia (Jim) Jamison of Richland, Wash., Becky Silver of Westminister, Colo., Candi (Jerry) Sellon of Goshen, Ind., Jill (Griff) Enabnit-Stokes of Spokane, Wash., Charles (Nancy) M. Enabnit Jr. of Sandy, Ore.; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorail donations may be made to the American Red Cross in memory of Frances Ruth Enabnit.