Nora Francis, 1928-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Nora Francis, 89, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018.  

She was born June 24, 1928, in Jackson, Kentucky, to Dewey and Georgia (Hoover) Noble.  

On December 10, 1946, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Nora married Sam Francis, who preceded her in death on February 2, 2006.

Nora is survived by a foster son, Henry Richie of South Bend, Indiana; and sisters, Marie Quadlin and Thelma Osborn of LaPorte. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Lottie Farris, Mattie Howard, Ester Ann Myers; and brothers, Arthur, Orville and Carl Noble.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST Thursday, February 1, at South Center United Baptist Church, 2507 U.S. 6, Hamlet, Indiana. A funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. CST at the church.  Burial will be in Union Mills Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to South Center United Baptist Church, 2507 U.S. 6, Hamlet, IN 46532.

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4 Responses to “Nora Francis, 1928-2018”

  1. Tom and Karen

    Jan 30. 2018

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you.

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  2. Janet Kunz

    Jan 30. 2018

    We will miss you Nori….I did not know you for long but the time I did you made me laugh and smile everyday! You were a very sweet lady. Rest In Peace Nora.

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  3. Dessie Bealor

    Jan 31. 2018

    I have known Sister Nora for many many years, I can honestly say I have never known a sweeter lady and christian than her, I know her natural family as well as her christian family will truly miss her but we have that BLESSED HOPE that we will see her again, she and her husband Brother Sam were two very wonderful people, I look forward to the day when we all can meet again.

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  4. Orlando Finnie

    Feb 10. 2018

    I took care of Ms. Francis, the past year.. May she RIP..

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