Francis, Kenneth


Died: November 22, 2012

Kenneth E. Francis of Mason City passed away 3:45 p.m., November 22, 2012 at Christian Village. He was born September 5, 1926 to Pernal and Alice (Fletcher) Francis, and was raised by Henry and Alice Tackman.

He is survived by Marilyn (Sanders); two sons Stanley (Rhonda) Francis and Gary (Tricia) Francis all of Mason City; daughter Linda Crane of Lincoln; two sisters Fern Stadholt of Green Valley and Betty Carndoff of Lincoln; six grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Kenneth “Andy” Francis.

Kenneth served in the army from 1944 – 1946 and then worked at the Post Office and as a Barber for 30 years. After retiring, he worked many maintenance jobs.

A graveside service will be held December 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mason City Cemetery. Nash Shawgo will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to Safe Haven Hospice or Christian Village.

Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online memorial messages may be left for the family at

Hurley Funeral Home

255 S Main St
Chandlerville, IL
Phone: (217) 458-2424