Ethel Francis

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ethel Louise Francis, daughter of the late Alva Causey and Ruby Ziles Causey, was born May 29, 1931, in Rural Essex, Missouri, and departed this life April 22, 2024, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter, Missouri, at the age of 92 years.

Mrs. Francis was a former employee of Purolator. She attended First Baptist Church in Dexter, Missouri, and was a resident of Dexter. She enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, and playing Bingo.

On Aug. 30, 1952, in Essex, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Vernon Francis. Mr. Francis preceded her in death Sept. 3, 2003.

She is survived by two sons, Keith Francis and wife, Jeanne, of Saddlebrooke, Missouri, and Kevin Francis and wife, Linda, of Dexter, Missouri; five grandchildren, Dustin Allen Francis, Tina Michelle Francis, Devin Michael Francis, Joshua Francis, and Ashley Cooper; 10 great-grandchildren, Megan Gilbert, Aaron Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert, Jaxson Francis, Sawyer Michael Francis, Aiden Cooper, Marley Francis, Charley Flanery, Andrew Francis, and Shelby Francis; and four great-great-grandchildren, Remington Sherbourne, Memphis Sherbourne, Drake Gilbert, and Tyler Gilbert.

Other than her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Eloise Conner.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter Funeral services will then be conducted in the Mathis Funeral Home Chapel at noon Saturday, April 27, 2024, with Rev. Rick Roberts officiating. Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.

Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is assisting with arrangements.