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Shirley Marie Francis



Shirley Marie Francis, age 92 of Grand Rapids passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Francis; son, Martin Francis; granddaughter, Maria Espinoza; parents, Florence and Carl Schrader; and brother, Jack Cooper. Shirley is survived by her children, George David (Marianne) Francis, Ross Andrew Francis, Maury Jack Francis; grandchildren, Sadee Francis, Levi Francis, Zachary (Kayla) Francis, Joshua Francis, Hannah Francis, Olivia Francis, Lora (Rome Jenkins) Duverneay; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tyler, Mia, Tupac, Paris, Westly, Brooklyn, Julius; and sister-in-law, Dede Cooper. Shirley graduated from Grand Rapids Central High School and Grand Valley State University with a master’s from Aquinas College. She worked for Grand Rapids Diocese and Grand Rapids Red Cross. Visitation will be 6-8 PM Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with Rosary at 7:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 AM Thursday, October 28, 2021, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 750 Gladstone Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Rev. Scott Nolan, Rev. Rock Badgerow, and Rev. Paul Milanowski co-celebrants.

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