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Lois R. Francis, 83

Lois Ruth Francis, 83, of Roberts, died Thursday July 3 at her residence.

Lois was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Garfield Heights, Ohio; the daughter of John and Margaret (Matthews) Knapp. She was raised and attended school in Ohio. On May 27, 1949, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Francis in Stillwater, Minn. This union would be blessed with seven children.

Lois was a devoted homemaker who also enjoyed working alongside Glenn on their farm. She took pleasure in entertaining family and friends; especially her grandchildren, whom she adored. When her children were young she was a 4H Leader, Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School teacher.

She loved to find something she 'couldn't live without' at area garage sales. She also liked to cook and can, do craft work, paint, and bake cakes for weddings and birthdays. Many will remember Lois as their Avon rep as she did this for many years.

Lois will remain in the hearts of her children Rosemary (Steve) Forsyth of Florida, Gene (Helen) Francis of Florida, Barbara Nestrud of Arkansas, Karen Garden of Roberts, Jenny (Fermin) Morales of Georgia, Raymond (Janet) Francis of Florida, and Robert Francis of Somerset; 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; her sister, Jean Tippen of Ohio; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn, sisters, Margaret Fennell, Joan Oreskovic, and her brother, John Knapp.

A memorial service for Lois will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Faith Community Church, 777 Carmichael Road in Hudson.

She will be laid to rest with her husband at a private burial.

Funeral services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Homes and Countryside Crematory, (715) 386-3725.