Prayers are requested for the family of Karon A. Franz, who died Sept. 7. She was the surviving spouse of Jerry Franz, who died in 2006. He served in the Rocky Mountain Conference from 1971 until he went on disability in 1994. Previously, he served in Texas from 1956 to 1971. Services for Karon were held Sept. 18 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado. Condolences can be sent to Karon's niece: Lynn McPherson, 6901 Windridge Place, Amarillo, TX 79109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.