|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1901|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1976|
Daughter of James Henry Huddleston and Effie Savannah (Heard) Huddleston.
Married Franklin Francis 25/Dec/1916 at Rover, Oregon Co., MO.
Mother of Freda, Floyd, Charlene, Modena, J.R., R.C., Thelma, Evelyn, Wanda, Frank 'Pete', and Duane.
Married Chester McDowell 11/May/1969; he had been a bachelor and they were divorced.
Married Dewey Eblen 27/Jun/1971 at Thayer, MO. They were divorced and remarried 20/Feb/1973 at West Plains, MO, then divorced again.
RELATIONSHIP: This is my Grandma; my mom's Mom.
Mrs. Berta Lee Francis, 74, of West Plains, died Thursday at West Plains Memorial Hospital. She was born in Oregon County, MO, August 7, 1901; the daughter of the late J.H. and Effie (Heard) Huddleston.
On December 25, 1916 she was married at Rover, MO to Franklin Francis, who preceded her in death April 29, 1968.
She was a member of the Assembly of God Church for many years, with her present membership being in Junction Hill Assembly of God near West Plains.
Survivors include 10 children, Freda Mae Clark of Eugene, Oregon; Floyd Francis of West Plains, MO; Charleen Parent of West Plains, MO; Modena Rose of Independence, MO; R.C. Francis of Springfield, MO; Thelma Russell of Koshkonong, MO; Evelyn Thomson of Independence, MO; Wanda Jackson of Augusta, Kansas; Franklin Francis of Independence, MO; and Duane Francis of Independence, MO; 34 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Vina Perkins of Koshkonong, MO; Pinkie Chastain of Koshkonong, MO; Maggie Bell of Chicago, Illinois; and Inez Boles of Springfield, MO.
Her parents, her husband, one son; seven brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
The family will received friends Sunday in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains. Funeral services will be Monday in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Interment will be beside her husband in Francis Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
WEST PLAINS DAILY QUILL; 18/Jun/1976
James Henry Huddleston (1870 - 1953)
Effie Savannah Heard Huddleston (1874 - 1949)
Franklin Francis (1895 - 1968)
Chester McDowell (1904 - 1974)
Dewey Eblen (1899 - 1987)
Freda Mae Francis Clark (1918 - 1992)*
Floyd Otto Francis (1919 - 1994)*
Charlene Francis Parent (1921 - 2003)*
Alice Modena Francis Rose (1923 - 2006)*
Jerome Rogene Francis (1924 - 1924)*
Roy Carone Francis (1926 - ____)*
Thelma Juanita Francis Russell (1928 - ____)*
Evelyn Francis Thomson (1930 - 2012)*
Wanda Lee Francis Jackson (1932 - 1996)*
Duane Francis (1940 - 2007)*
Delilah Jane Huddleston (1891 - 1907)*
George William Huddleston (1893 - 1949)*
Vina Ellen Huddleston Perkins (1896 - 1989)*
Ida H. Huddleston (1898 - 1898)*
James Ray Huddleston (1899 - 1971)*
Berta Lee Huddleston Francis (1901 - 1976)
Pinkie Mae Huddleston Chastain (1904 - 1998)*
Bertha Viola Huddleston Olsen (1906 - 1940)*
Margaret Gertrude Huddleston Bell (1908 - 1998)*
Clara Bernice Huddleston (1911 - 1930)*
Raymond Othel Huddleston (1913 - 1973)*
Inez Effie Huddleston Boles (1916 - 1981)*
Created by: Jean ღ
Record added: Jul 19, 2002
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