Annie May (Lund) FrancisMarch 8th, 2020
Annie May (Lund) Francis, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jefferson City, Mo. where she had been a resident for the past 5 years. Annie was born August 17, 1929, in Hagarville, Ark., a daughter of Martin and May (Graves) Lund. Annie and Doyle Robert Francis were united in marriage on August 24, 1946, at Grassy, Mo. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2000. Annie was a member of the First General Baptist Church of Advance. For 12 years in the 1950's and 60's she and her family lived in St. Charles, Mo. While there they were active in General Baptist churches, including helping start new churches. Annie worked in Children's Ministries all of her life. She and her children had a homemade donut business. In 1966, she and Doyle bought a farm north of Advance, where they created The Francis Berry Farm. Shortly after Doyle's death, Annie's memory began to decline. She enjoyed spending time in the homes of her children and grandchildren, calling herself "The Pass Around Grandma". During her later years in the nursing home, she became a beloved resident who told everyone she met "I love you". She is survived by three daughters and a son: Marcia (Ed) Kilpatrick of Holts Summit, Mo., Pam (Richard) Clayton of Advance, Mo., Debbie (Dave) Moen of Holts Summit, Mo. and Robert (Janet) Francis of Butler, Mo. She is also survived by eight granddaughters and four grandsons: Talia (Tom) Backer of Fulton, Mo., Sara Ann (Boyd) Denson of Jefferson City, Mo., Jeanna (Todd) Sanders of Columbia, Mo., Matt (Gretchen) Clayton of Palmer, Alaska, Michelle (Brian) Teeter of Truesdale, Mo., Peter Francis of Butler, Mo., Sarah (Domineck) DeBrodie of Mokane, Mo., Beka (Derrick) Bekius of St. Louis, Mo., John Francis of Fulton, Mo., Kristina Moen of Kansas City, Mo., Luke (Hailey) Francis of Butler, Mo. and Sarah (Jeremy) Denlinger of Lancaster, Pa. "Granny Annie" is also survived by 16 great-grandsons, four great-granddaughters, a great-great-grandson and a great-great-granddaughter. In addition to her parents and husband, Annie was also preceded in death by three sisters, three brothers and a grandson, Robert Edgar Clayton. A funeral service was held Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance, Mo. Grandson, Matt Clayton officiated. The service was followed by Chickamauga Cherokee Graveside Rites conducted by Annie's son, Robert Francis. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation. Memorial donations may be made to: Mid American Indian Fellowships or Matt Clayton ministries or The Alzheimer's Association, all of these c/o Morgan Funeral Home, 602 Vine St. Advance, MO 63730.