Earl Francis, beloved husband of 64 years to Betty Jane Holbrook (nee Breneman). Loving Father of Dale (Sandy) Holbrook, Sylvia (Bob) Miner, Brian (Julie) Holbrook and Sally (David) Glenn. Grandfather of Michael, Ashley, Zack, Allison, Jennifer, Steven, Stephanie and James. Earl was retired from the Hamilton County Board of Elections. He was active in Hamilton County Republican Club and the Melrose Masonic Lodge in Norwood, OH. Earl was also a Veteran of the United States Army and World War II. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 58 years and a devoted fan of the Cincinnati Reds. Resident of Kenwood for 48 years and Mason Christian Village for 13 years. Passed away, Monday, May 13, 2013, at the age of 96. Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Mason Christian Village Chapel, 411 Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040 from 9:00am until time of funeral service at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made: St. Paul United Methodist Church, Mason Christian Village or Queen City Hospice.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 16, 2013