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FRANCIS, Mabel Bertha 1903 - 2004


Posted By: Pat Ludeke (email)
Date: 12/6/2017 at 17:54:48

Mabel Bertha Anderson Francis, 100, of Clear Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1405 South Pennsylvania, Mason City, with Pastor Keith Scott and Pastor Jim Allard officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Family will greet friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd Street NE, Mason City, and one hour prior to service time on Thursday at the church.

Mabel Bertha Anderson Francis was born on Nov. 14, 1903, in Rake, Iowa, the daughter of James Peter and Clara Minnie (Johnson) Juel. She was raised in Forest City and graduated from Forest City High School. She was united in marriage to Melvin S. Anderson on July 4, 1922, in Albert Lea, Minn. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1974. After their marriage together they farmed in the Pemberton, Minn., area before moving to Mason City in 1944. Mabel worked at Decker's Packing Plant and also worked for 20 years for State Brand Creamery (AMPI) in Mason City. She was united in marriage to Otha Francis on July 1, 1975, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City. He preceded her in death in 1978.

Mabel enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and internationally. She enjoyed visiting her sister in Tucson, Az. and her brother in Baltimore, M.D., crocheting, crafts, playing cards, and she loved to entertain.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Mason City and a member of the United Church of Christ in Osage, Iowa.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Barbara Wood of Clear Lake, Caren Ellis and her husband, Larry, of Mason City, George Anderson of Canon City, Col., and Wilford Anderson and his wife, Kathie, of Tucson, Az.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Klaassen, of Clear Lake and a brother, Ernest Juel of Baltimore, M.D. as well as Otha Francis's family in Osage and other relatives and friends.

Besides her husbands, Melvin S. Anderson and Otha Francis, she was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Betty Jean Kigar; grandchildren, Rhonda Wood Smith, Debra Wood, Brian Anderson, and Melva Jean Ross; two sisters, Alice Edminster, and Ruth Kramer; brother, Lawrence Juel; son-in-law, Ron Wood, and a daughter-in-law, Muriel Anderson.

Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


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