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Barbara Faye Francis

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Barbara Faye Francis, 80, of Beaver Dam, earned her angel wings on Thursday, April 18, 2019, while under the loving and gentle nursing care of both Ohio County Hospital and Hospice of Ohio County with her loving husband at her bedside. She was born on Aug. 8, 1938, to the late Aleta Burton and Willie Mae Porter of McHenry.

Barbara was a homemaker and a devoted member of New Assembly Church. She enjoyed all church functions, spending time with her grandkids, great-grandkids, her beloved pet, Biscuit, collecting porcelain dolls, and working puzzle books.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bridgett Ann Francis; four brothers, Junior Porter, Wanga Porter, Brad Porter, and Carrol Porter; and three sisters, Mary Margaret Hillard, Louva Merl Melton, and her twin baby sister.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 61 years, Kendall Francis, of Beaver Dam; three children, Kenny (Terry) Francis, of Sacramento, Kentucky, Randy (Kim) Francis, of Marion, Illinois and Janet (Randall) Head, of Beaver Dam; and one sister, Eva Hulse, of Louisville, Kentucky. Barbara was blessed with 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Her church family and beloved pet, Biscuit, also survive.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 22, at New Assembly Church, 425 State Route 1543, Hartford, Kentucky 42347, with Rev. Lealin Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with Mrs. Francis’ family from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at New Assembly Church and from 11 a.m. until the time of service Monday at New Assembly Church.

William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam has been entrusted with the care of Mrs. Francis.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to New Assembly Church Building Fund, 221 Clearview Drive, Hartford, Kentucky 42347 or to Hospice of Ohio County, 1211 Main Street, Hartford, Kentucky 42347.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Barbara Faye Francis by visiting her memorial tribute at

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