Patricia Francis

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VERSAILLES — Patricia A. (Grogean) Francis, age 83 of McGreevy Road, Versailles, passed away of natural causes Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, 2017, at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles, Ohio.

She was born March 6, 1933, in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Walter and Esther (Subler) Grogean. On Feb. 14, 1953, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, Patricia married Paul S. Francis, who preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 2015.

Surviving are five sons and their spouses, Stephen and Mary Francis, of Versailles, John and Sharon Francis, of Russia, Denis and Judy Francis, of Versailles, Gregory and Donna Francis, of Versailles, and Michael and Kimberly Francis, of North Star; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer (Tyler) Ward, Julia (Michael) Birt, Jacqueline (Boubacar) Nomaou, Rachel and Ryan Francis, Sarah (Paul) Fullenkamp, Brian (Haley), Jason (Katlyn), Andrew (Katie), and Benjamin (Krystal) Francis, Carrie (Eric) Magoto, Adam (Kathryn) Francis, Cynthia (Benjamin) Hill, and Daniel (Kimberly) Francis; 18 great-grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Helen and Mary Grogean, both of Versailles.

She was preceded in death by three infant sons, Dale, Kenneth and Philip Francis, and two brothers, James and Robert Grogean.

Patricia was 1952 graduate of Salem Heights. She was a member St. Remy Catholic Church and previously had been a St. Denis choir member and CCD instructor. A dedicated homemaker, Pat also enjoyed quilting, sewing and baking for her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at St. Remy Church in Russia with the Rev. Martin Fox presiding. Interment will follow at St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles.

Friends may call Sunday 2 to 7 p.m. and Monday 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.

Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice.

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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2017