Meritorious Service

Fran Deken
City: Coweta
State: OK
Inducted: 2006

Deken was a collegiate and professional woman bowler who distinguished herself off the lanes as an extraordinary advocate for women's bowling. She spent more than three decades as tournament director for the former Ladies Pro Bowlers Tour, a member of the original Professional Women's Bowling Association board of directors, and as a bowling newspaper publisher, freelance writer and bowling radio show hostess.