Graveside services for Rex Marshall Francis, 94, of Owasso, were held Friday, November 17, 2017 at Marshfield Cemetery in Marshfield, MO. Pastor Cobb Lowrance officiated. Casket bearers were Ryan Francis, Russ Francis, A.J. Francis and Austin Shimanek.
Rex was born January 1, 1923 in Marshfield, MO to John Frank and Iva Agnes (Wallace) Francis. He passed away November 6, 2017 in Owasso, OK.
Rex was reared and educated in Marshfield, MO. He joined the United States Army in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Betty Lou Jameson of Conway, MO in 1948 and they made their home in Tulsa, OK. They were blessed with three children, Randall “Randy”, Franklin “Frank” and Judith. He was an active member of the Community Baptist Church in Tulsa for over 60 years. Rex was a loving and cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a man of great moral character and integrity. He will always be remembered for his quick wit, and kind and gentle ways. He will be forever missed and never forgotten.
Surviving to honor his memory are his wife of 69 years, Betty Lou “Boo” Francis of Owasso; children, Frank Francis and wife Teresa of Owasso, Rene Francis of Springfield, MO, and Judith Shimanek and husband Mike of Arkansas City, KS; grandchildren, Ryan Francis of Springfield, MO, Russ Francis and wife Amy of Springfield, MO, A.J. Francis and wife Michelle of Owasso, Karissa Hoad and husband Adam of Winfield, KS, Ashley Francis of Owasso and Austin Shimanek of Stillwater; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Wyatt, Ashton, Brayden, Avery and Payton; sister-in-law, Lois Patton and husband Dee of Collinsville; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his son, Randy; parents, Frank and Iva Francis; siblings, J.F. “Junior”, William “Chub”, Mary Ellen (Francis) Bunselmeyer and their spouses.