Nancy Christine Francis, 88, of Three Oaks, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023, in the comfort of her home.
Her life began September 28, 1934, in Michigan City, Indiana, one of six children born to Charles H. and Christine F. Vollman. She married James M. Francis October 11, 1952, in Three Oaks, Michigan. After forty-one years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1993.
Nancy will be remembered as loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was a member and former organist of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Three Oaks. She was a teacher’s assistant for many years with the River Valley School District. She was a long-time member of the Town and Country Pinochle Club which extended into the Red Hats Society. She was devoted to her fitness and health, often walking several miles a day and following a healthy diet. Nancy loved to read, especially history and autobiographies. She was extremely interested in Genealogy and traced her family history back several centuries. She was an excellent seamstress, sewing for her children and siblings. Others often took notice of her beautiful work and would commission her to make items for them.
Nancy will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her four children, Susan “Susie” or “Sue” (Jerry) Haan of Lansing, James “Jim” (Sherri) Francis of Three Oaks, Mark (Amy Samson) Francis of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bryan (Melissa) Francis of Newport; three grandchildren, James “Jimmy” (Mica) Francis of Las Vegas, Nevada, Shelby (Nathan) Billman of Jacksonville, Florida, Samantha Francis of Newport; three sisters, Margery Taylor of Birmingham, Mary Ferguson of Olathe, Kansas, Ann (Wayne) Weberg of St. Joseph; two brothers, Charles (Carol Ann) Vollman of Seven Fields, Pennsylvania, Tom Vollman of Chicago, Illinois; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, James, and two brothers-in-law, Kenneth “Ken” Taylor and James “Jim” Ferguson.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, 106 Ash Street East, Three Oaks. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, May 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home.
Nancy will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
The family prefers contributions in memory of Nancy be made to the Three Oaks Township Public Library, 3 North Elm Street, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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