Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gladys E. Francis (January 2, 2010)

Gladys E. Francis, age 97 of Russia, Ohio passed away on Saturday January 2, 2010 at 7:03 PM at Heritage Manor in Minster, Ohio. She was born January 12, 1912 in Russia, Ohio in the same house she lived in her whole life, she is the daughter of the late: Joseph & Mary (Magoto) Monnier. She was a homemaker.

She is a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, Ohio; she was formerly active with St. Ann’s Sodality of the church, she was president of the Russia Senior Citizens a position she held for a number of years. She was an avid card player and loved working in her yard.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Husband: Ohmer Francis on January 9, 1977 whom she married July 31, 1937; Brothers: Leo, Noah, Leonard, & Arthur Monnier; Sisters: Rosie Paulus, Opal Simon, Viola Dillon, and Leora Guillozet.

She is survived by her Niece/Foster daughter and spouse: Mary & Alvin Prenger of Minster, Ohio; Special Grandchildren & spouses: Teresa & Alan Clune, Dennis & Christa Prenger, David & Laura Prenger; Special Great Grandchildren: Alex & Tara Clune, Kyle & Courtney Prenger, Bradly, Nicolas, & Colin Prenger; & numerous nieces & nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 7, 2010 at 10:30 AM at St. Remy Catholic Church 108 East Main Street, Russia, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Tom Schroer Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Remy Catholic Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday January 6, 2010 and from 9:00 to 10:00 Am on Thursday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Remy Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.