Onida Greer Francis
Onida Greer Francis, 94, of Mt. Vernon died 10:45 p.m. 
Jan. 26, 2005, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mt. Vernon. 
She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Francis was born Oct. 14, 1910, in Belle Rive to 
James A. and Ida Pearl (Topping) Kern. She first married 
Mark Greer Sept. 5, 1929, in Effingham; he died Feb. 13, 1957. 
She later married James A. Francis Oct. 7, 1957, in Mt. Vernon; 
he died Aug. 8, 1986. 

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Everett Lemay will officiate. Burial 
will follow at Old Shiloh Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 p.m. 
until the funeral hour Saturday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Francis is survived by a son, James Mark Greer and wife Janet 
of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Marion Whitlock and husband Max of Mt. Vernon; 
grandchildren Mark Greer and wife Melinda of Dayton, Ohio, Frank Greer 
and wife Billie of Hopkinsville, Ky., Laura Seidel and husband Jerry 
of Belle Rive, Rebecca Ritter and husband Kevin of Heyworth and Gina 
Fletcher and husband Scott of Fenton, Mo.; and great-grandchildren 
Corey Seidel, Elizabeth Ritter, Ben Ritter, Sarah Ritter, Luke 
Seidel and Greg Seidel. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a grandson, 
Max Brand Whitlock; two brothers, Arthur Kern and Renzo Kern; and a 
sister, Edith Enlow. 

Mrs. Francis was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home in 
Mt. Vernon, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.

Date: 29 Jan 2005
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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