Frank A. Bigham passed away on November 22, 2016 in Scottsdale Arizona. A native of Kansas City, Kansas, he grew up on his father's dairy, on the land that later became Providence Hospital. He graduated from Washington high school, and went on to Oklahoma State to play for the famed Hank Iba. Frank had found his passion. After marrying Harriet McGaugh, he began a tour of duty in the air force in Japan, where he played on the basketball team for the Fuchu Tornados. After returning home, he began a career as a basketball coach in Larned, Kansas. Returning to Kansas City, Kansas, he coached basketball and golf at Washington High School and at Kansas City Kansas Community College, until retirement. He was an avid golfer in his later years. A kind man with a dry wit, he will be remembered by the many he coached. Survivors are his wife Harriet, daughter Sydney, (husband, Ron Tucker), son, Frank, Grandson, David Singleton, (fiance, Ashley), and Great Grandson, Aiden Singleton. Deceased are a daughter, Susie, parents Frank and Susie, sisters Nancy Bigham, Joan Frieling, and Joyce Ogden. A memorial service will be held at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral December 8th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to NAMI. org.
Published on November 29, 2016