Mrs. Rachel Francis of Nashville, IL departed this life at Washington County Hospital Extend Care in Nashville on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:10 AM. She had attained the age of 96 years, 5 months and 28 days.
Mrs. Francis was born on May 20, 1920 in Rice, IL. Perry CO. the daughter of Thomas McKinstry and Winifred (McCune) McKinstry. She was united in marriage to Ray Francis on January 31, 1942 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 2004.
Rachel was a homemaker. She loved cooking and working on the farm with the animals.
Rachel was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville.
Left to mourn her passing is four children, Harold Francis and wife Sandra of Nashville, IL, Keith Francis and wife Marsha of O’Fallon, IL, Donna Francis of Winfield, IL and
Paula Bergman and husband James of Nashville, IL ; 5 grandchildren, Carianne (Ryan) Bricker, Jada (Lanny) Diedrich, Brad Francis, Nicholas Francis and Allison (Nino) Aguilar; 7 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by his parents, husband, a child in infancy, 4 brothers Raymond, Elmer, Robert and Harold McKinstry; a sister
A service was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, IL on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Phil Carson officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville.
Friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, IL on Saturday from 8 A.M. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the First Presbyterian Church and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.