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Beola Francis, 84

Beola Bessie Fuller Francis, age 84, of New Richmond, Wis., passed away on Feb. 21, at the Baldwin Care Center.

She was born the daughter of Albin and Bessie Fuller in River Falls, Wis., on Nov. 30, 1929. She married Bernard Francis on May 4, 1957. They lived in River Falls and St. Paul, Minn., for a short time after their marriage, then moved to Cylon, to make that there home for the rest of their lives. Beola was a homemaker and raised six of her own children that she loved deeply, but was a mother to many other children and adults in the community and family.

Beola was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister Bonnie; brother Farnum; and a grandson, Marty Johnson.

She is survived by her six children David (Marlene) Francis, LaVon (Mitchel) Johnson, Judy (Kent) Paulson, Daniel Francis, Carol Francis, and Robin (Deallen) Pfeiffer; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and sister Kelly Fuller.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond. Memorial visitation will also be from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Private interment will be at a later date.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel.

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