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Robert Eugene Francis of Marion

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Posted on 5/14/2020, 12:49 PM

Robert Eugene Francis, 85, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Robert was born on May 8, 1935, in Fredericktown, MO, to William and Essie (Smith) Francis. He married Judy Aberle in October 1992 and she survives.

Robert was a lineman for IBEW Local 702 in West Frankfort. He was a former member of Masonic Lodge #89 in Marion.

Robert was of Christian faith and enjoyed riding horses, camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Francis, sons Steven Francis and Jonathan Francis, his sister, Lee Wheeler, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Robert Francis, Jr., brothers, Bill and Bud, and sister, Helen.

DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND BY THE SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER BY GOVERNOR J.B. PRITZKER, a private funeral service will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register online please visit