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Barbara Jean Francis, 71, of Booneville, AR passed away December 14, 2018, in Fort Smith, AR. She was born November 13, 1947 to the late Ebehart and Marie (Fischer) Erman. She was a 1965 graduate of St. Scholastica in Fort Smith and during that time she was a member of the Massard 4-H Club and was chosen as the club Delegate. She was an avid artist and seamstress. She was also a member of the Catholic Woman Organization at the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. She retired from Whirlpool after 32 years of service.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Tommy Francis; two daughters Tonya Rock-McGowan and husband Charles of Alma, and Chasity O’Bar and husband Jacob of Fort Smith; one sister Mary Ann Uselton of Fort Smith; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral mass will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, in Booneville, AR. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Smith Mortuary Charleston, AR.
Pallbearers will be grandchildren Ian Fusher, Matthew Fusher, TJ McGowan, Kelton Black, Keaton Black, and Kelsey Gammon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Catholic Women Organization.
Rosary will be held 6 PM Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Booneville, AR with visitation to follow.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithmortuaryinc.com
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