Francis, Nedra Jane Was born in Breckenridge, Texas to John Ed (Ned) and Sara Douglass in 1934. After graduating from High School she attended TCU on a twirling scholarship. Nedra is survived by her loving husband Gene; sister, Judy Steine, and husband, Joe; children, Paul Horne, and wife, Theresa and their children, Alyson, Matthew and Kayla; Patty Cash Parkerson and husband, Bill; sons, Adam and Eric Cash his wife, Tori, their children, Ethan and Jordan Cash; step sons, B.J. and David; Kathryn Persons and daughter, Carol; Robert Horne and wife, Dawn and their children, Robin and Robert Horne, Jr; Stepson, Perry Francis and wife, Eden, their son, Reed. Extended family Jeannie Scott, Charsy Hunt and Chucky Ritter. Nephew and Nieces. Nedra is preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Douglass. She attended First United Methodist Church Richardson, Pathfinder's Sunday School Class, Chapel Prayer Group, Kneelers needle point group, Prayer Blanket Ministry and UMW. At TCU she met and married a class mate who later became an Army Aviator and served two tours in Viet Nam. During that time of raising 4 children, she also volunteered with the Red Cross, serving an office in the Officer's Wives Club, enjoyed bridge playing and while on Okinawa became involved with adopting an Okinawa village. She later moved to Virginia where she married Charles Ritter and helped raise his three children for 10 years. Having a household of 7 children was a delightful challenge, "says Nedra". She volunteered and later took a position at Renewing Life Ministries in Virginia She returned to Texas to live close to her brother. She worked and retired from Equitable Real Estate Investments. She met Gene in the single's Sunday school class at FUMC of Richardson. Actually, in 1952 Gene was an ROTC student at TCU and marched behind Nedra in the Stock Show Parade. Fate intervened and they did not meet until 1981 when Nedra returned to Texas. Nedra and Gene Francis have been married over 29 years. Service will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3 PM at First United Methodist Church Richardson.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Mar. 25, 2014