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John Paul Francis

Visitation:
Monday, September 20, 2010 from 1 - 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Service:

Monday, September 20, 2010 graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Farber Cemetery.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by:selected hymns
Interment will be in the Farber Cemetery with full military honors.
Pallbearers: Ken Teague, Gary Jerman, Larry Jerman, Wayne Grote, Howard Francis and Marv Broderick.

John Paul Francis passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri. John was born in Monroe County, he later moved to Audrain County on a farm in Farber where he attended and graduated Farber High School. After school he served his country in the United States Air Force for four years as an Airman First Class. He spent a year in Japan working on various aircraft. John moved to California and worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a mechanic. John then moved back to Farber and worked in the local pool hall. It was around this time that John met his wife Marjorie Lucille Hays Jerman and was married until she passed. John's most happiest years were married to Marjorie. John and Marjorie operated a laundermat for 15 years in Vandalia, when Marjorie was in the Tri-County Nursing Home in Vandalia, John worked as a gardner to be near his wife. He also worked as a truck driver for MCI Truck Line.

Born: October 27, 1932, the son of Ray Douglas Francis and Rosa Margaret (Crigler) Francis

Married: Marjorie Lucille (Hays) Jerman

Survivors include: one brother, Howard and wife Jeannie Francis of Nevada, Mo and one sister Laura and husband Marv Broderick of Lake Shore, Utah; two nephews: Ken Teague and Dwain Francis; two nieces: Connie Beecroft of West Jordan, Utah and Janice Super of Kansas City, Kansas; also survived by three step children, Gary Jerman of Vandalia, Larry and wife Linda Jerman of Columbia, and sister Carol and husband Wayne Grote in Bowling Green.

Preceded in death by: his parents and wife, Marjorie.

Memorials are encouraged to the Tri-County Nursing Home in Vandalia or the Country View Nursing Home in Bowling Green.


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