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Mary Ann Francis

Mary Ann Francis



Mary Ann Francis, 71 of Keokuk, IA died Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the Keosauqua Healthcare Center in Keosauqua, IA.

She was born July 7, 1950 in Muscatine, IA the daughter of Gerald Ford and Cora June Herman Dallas.

On August 28, 2001 Mary was united in marriage to Donald Francis in Keokuk at the Rand Park flower garden.  He survives.

Other survivors include four sons, Raymond LeRoy Wilson, Jr. of Keokuk, Arthur Woodro Wilson (Sherry) of Keokuk, John Gerald Wilson of Florida and Gerald Lee Wilson (Brandi) of Kahoka, MO and one daughter, Theresa Ann Adams (Frankie) of South Carolina, eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother, Ronald Lee Dallas (Nancy) of Ft. Myers, FL, one sister, Betty Lou Jobe of Burlington, IA and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two granddaughters and two nieces.

Mary was a loving mother and home maker who enjoyed caring for her family.  She was an avid yard sale shopper and loved antiquing and was always on the lookout for knick knacks to add to her collection.    Mary enjoyed taking pictures, spending time on her computer and researching genealogy.  Mary loved to go camping with her husband and searching for mom and pop restaurants along the way.

A gathering of remembrance will be held from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with the family meeting with friends at that time.

Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

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