Willa Dean Francis (June 6, 1931 - October 13, 2020)

Obituary of Willa Dean Francis

Willa Dean Francis, age 89, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Independence. She was born June 6, 1931, in Camdenton, a daughter of George W. and Sarah (Polly) Irwin.

On December 23, 1950, in Versailles, she was united in marriage to James Morgan Francis, who preceded her in death on May 13, 2018.

Willa was a member of the Glensted United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Jim Francis and wife Liz, Roger Francis and wife Marya Lynn, Jerry Francis and companion Sharon Larsen, Kathy Brown and husband Dale, Julie Decker and husband Frank, David Francis and wife Kathy and Sue Conley and husband Michael; sixteen grandchildren; forty-five great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; half-brother, Alva Dale Witherall; sister-in-law, Alma Merriott and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, George W. Irwin, mother, Sarah Witherall and her siblings, James Irwin, Lloyd Irwin, Maxine Routin and Bobby Gene McKinley.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 19th, at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Barnett with Pastor J.D. Montgomery officiating. Masks are required for those attending the service. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Versailles Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Monday, at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to Phoenix Home Care, 500 Broadway A, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 or Veterans Home Care, LLC, 11861 Westline Industrial Dr., Suite 750, St. Louis, Missouri 63146.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Visitation: OCT 19 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CST)

New Life Assembly of God, 22139 Highway 52, Barnett, MO 65011

Service: OCT 19 @ 2:00 PM (CST)

New Life Assembly of God, 22139 Highway 52, Barnett, MO 65011

Cemetery Details:

Versailles Cemetery, 550 Clay Road, Versailles, MO 65084

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