Lyndon Schools recognize three as Ring of Honor inductees

USD 421’s Ring of Honor inductees for 2015, from left, included the late Mary Ann Feltner, whose honor was accepted by her children Mark Feltner, Marty Feltner, Mike Feltner and Michelle Feltner, and Lance Jones and Fran Richmond.

USD 421 recently inducted three individuals into the district’s Ring of Honor, which honors individuals for dedication to Lyndon schools.

During halftime of the Lyndon High School football game with Yates Center on Oct. 23, plaques were presented to Lance Jones, Fran Richmond, and the late Mary Ann Feltner, with her family members Mark Feltner, Marty Feltner, Mike Feltner and Michelle Feltner accepting the honor.

The honorees were each awarded an engraved alder plaque, and a laser etched plaque will be displayed in the school district’s Ring of Honor, outside of Nick Dawson Gymnasium at Lyndon High School. The honorees’ dedication and support for Lyndon schools were noted during the presentation as follows:

Mary Ann Feltner

Mary Ann Feltner and her husband Marvin moved to Lyndon in 1966. They owned Feltner Funeral Home and opened Marv’s Furniture, Carpet and Variety Store in 1971 and operated both businesses until they retired and passed down the businesses to their sons in 1997. During these years, they employed many high school students, teaching them life skills and values by treating them as one of their own. They raised their five children in Lyndon Schools from 1966 through 1985.

Mary Ann had a heart for children and gave of her time and talents by helping with forensics meets, feeding athletic teams, making ice cream for fundraisers, and sewing costumes for school plays. She was a proud member of the LHS Booster Club, Lyndon Pride, Extension Home Unit, and Lyndon United Methodist Church. Her love for life was evident in her graceful ability to manage family, business, and community with a smile. Marvin passed away in 2006 and Mary Ann passed away in 2013.

Mary Frances Richmond

Mary Frances Richmond moved to Lyndon from Fort Scott 40 years ago to take a position with the Osage County Extension Service. Her two children grew up in the Lyndon school system. She was involved in many activities from helping with junior and senior prom to serving as a board member for 12 years. While on the board of education, she served as president, vice-president, endowment representative and Behrens representative. She is an active member of Lyndon United Methodist Church. As a community member, she has given countless presentations to many classrooms, after school programs and special occasions. She has also collaborated with Osage County Health Department to provide many activities for Lyndon students. Mary Frances “Fran” Richmond has worked to maintain the 4-H clubs in Osage County and lives by the 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better.”

Lance Jones

A 1968 graduate of Lyndon High School, Lance Jones was involved in athletics, music and play productions while in school. He and his wife, Jeanine Jones, are both third generation Lyndon Tigers and raised their three sons in Lyndon Schools. Lance has made many contributions for USD 421 Lyndon, including countless football games as a spotter, and running the clock at basketball games. He also served as a Rule 10 middle school football coach in 1987. He has been a part of the Endowment Association, on the Lyndon Recreation Commission and a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church. His most exciting Lyndon moments have been watching state basketball, volleyball and football events.

Photo and information thanks to Bill Patterson.


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