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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

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Ruth Maxine Francis
Ruth Maxine Francis

Funeral services for Ruth Maxine Francis, 86, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with Reverend Jerry Heath officiating.

She was born the daughter of the late Otto Felix Schneider and Maxine Ferguson Schneider, on February 21, 1926 in West Plains, Missouri and died December 14, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri.

She was united in marriage to the late Floyd Otto Francis on September 3, 1943 in West Plains, Missouri.

Of this marriage, four children were born, Patricia Ann Whiteside and husband, Dean, West Plains, Missouri, Jerry Lee Francis, Sr. and wife, Holly, Rockmart, Georgia, Michael Floyd Francis, West Plains, Missouri, and Ricky Eugene Francis, Marshfield, Missouri. In addition she had twelve grandchildren, several great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank, Harvey and Walter Schneider; one sister, Helen Schneider Bandy, and one great great grandchild, Zaven Ervin.

She was of the Baptist faith. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and can be left at the funeral home.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 17, 2012 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Plains, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.



  1. Marilyn (Brotherton) Slack
    December 17, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about your mom. You and your family are in my prayers.

  2. Sara Skillin (Watts)
    December 18, 2012 @ 5:00 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with you