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Marguerite Louise Francis
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Marguerite Louise Francis

Marguerite Louise Francis, 98, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017, at home.
She was born December 6, 1918, in St. Joseph to Charles David Heiney and Louise Rosella Sommers.
Marguerite married Harry U. Francis December 1, 1938. He preceded her in death November 29, 1990.
Marguerite was a nursing technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Marguerite was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, the Ladies of Charity, the Daughters of Isabella, and St. Ann’s Altar Society.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, playing cards, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Dennis, William, and Robert Francis; brother, William Heiney; and sisters, Catherine Heath and Dorothy O’Dell.
Survivors include her children, Kathryn Ellis, John Francis (Vicky), Richard “Tom” Francis (Billie), Mary Jo Ward (Larry), Harriet Chern (Rick), Carol Veraguth (John), Jim Francis (Lila), Helen Bruce (Terry), Harry Francis (Sue), and Pat Francis (Cheryl); daughters in law, Paula Bokay, Donna Francis, and Vicki Francis; sisters, Irene Hainline and Ann Conroy (Marion); sister in law, Dixie Vincent; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 6:30 to 8:00 P.M., with Rosary at 6:00 P.M., Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Contributions can be made on Marguerite’s behalf to the St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry. Online guest book and obituary at

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Parish Rosary




6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506





6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church

519 N. 10th Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501

Cemetery Details


Mount Olivet Cemetery

St. Joseph, MO

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry

519 N. 10th St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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