Agnes’s wishes were to be cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Reverend Carolyn Hellerich will officiate. A time for family to greet friends will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Thursday at the church.
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or to the Family’s Choice.
Agnes was born December 11, 1921 to Harry and Elva (Lamb) Russell at Loretta, Nebraska.
Upon completion of her education from Albion High School, she attended beauty school in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was united in marriage to Doyle I. Francis on December 26, 1941 at Oakland, Nebraska.
The couple made their home on a farm south of Fullerton, Nebraska. They moved to a farm near Fayette, MO in 1944. The family returned in 1952 to Nebraska to farm near Fullerton. Later the family moved to Howard County near Farwell and then near Elba. While her husband farmed Agnes took care of the home and the children.
She was involved in 4-H activities as her family grew up and later in the Howard County Extension Group. She was a member of the St. Peder’s Lutheran Church in Nysted and very active in church activities. She later joined St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Paul.
Agnes is survived by three daughters & son-in-law, Joyce Beauchamp of Crossville, TN; Barbara & Steve Stefanowicz of Farwell, NE and Evea Addis of Greensboro, NC; four sons & daughters-in-law, Bruce Francis of Danville, NH; Norman Francis of Broad Brooke, CT; Keith & Jeannie Francis of Milton, FL and Dan & Barbara Jo Francis of Derby, KS; 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Doyle Francis on November 6, 2000, an infant daughter JoAnne, a sister Ruth and two sons-in-law, Roy and Al and one daughter-in-law, Paula.