Frances (Bucknell) Tainter - Honored in 2008

  • photo of Frances TainterRed Brick School Class of 1922

    (May 2, 1904 – Feb. 17, 2008)

    She was the first certified teacher in Johnson County, and began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Monticello, near DeSoto. She later taught and served as interim principal at Central Elementary School in Olathe. She was the oldest member of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter, and Chapter FL of P.E.O, a philanthropic educational organization. She was active in the community and was the first woman to deliver Meals on Wheels in Olathe. She coordinated the U.S.O. program in Olathe during World War II.