July 29, 1923 ~ October 8, 2007

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Everett Francis passed away Oct. 8, 2007, at Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis Co., at the age of 84 years, 2 months & 9 days. Everett was born July 29, 1923, in Herculaneum, MO., & was the son of Fred & Maybell (Rowden) Francis. Also preceding: his wife of 49 years, Wilma Lorene Trogdon; 2 Sisters: Hilma (Cook) Broombaugh and Naomi Lucas & 2 Brothers: Harry & Roy Francis.

Everett was a US Coast Guard Veteran of WW II, with No. Atlantic and Bermuda tours of duty. Everett was a member of Norman L. Rigdon VFW Post #5896, Farmington. Everett was a Farmington businessman as co-owner of Trogdon Construction Co. & Trogdon Ready Mix for 40+ years. The businesses provided most new state and county road construction; assistance to local farmers; builders and commercial business development. Everett was a member of Farmington ELKS Lodge #1765 for 56 years. Everett was an avid supporter of Khoury League and Boy Scouts.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Jennifer 'Mrs. Mark' Stone, of Farmington. Nancy Quinn, of Punta Gorda, Florida. 1 Son: Jerry (& Janiece) Francis, of Jacksonville, Florida. 2 Sisters: Helen Burlage and Mitzie 'Mrs. Ralph' Charleville. 2 Grandchildren: Christopher (& Carrie) Francis, of Jacksonville, Florida & Kevin Francis, of Grants Pass, Oregon. Everett was also a devoted friend to Martha Eastman.

Visitation : Thursday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Friday at 7:00 a.m.

Funeral : Friday, 10:30 a.m., Oct. 12, 2007,

at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Brother David Parmley officiating. A eulogy will be delivered by Mark Stone.

Interment : Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: * The American Heart Association; * The American Lung Association &/or * Crossroads First Church of God.

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  1. Ginger, You are so special to our family and I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your dad as such a gentle man with a huge heart. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grieving. Lisa Alexander-Garven

  2. nancy, we are so sorry about your dad's passing. he was such a nice person and always had a smile or laugh to give. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  3. Our hearts are with you all at this very difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss, and will miss Everett very much. If there is anything at all we can do for you, we're just across the street.

  4. Our sympathy to the family and Ms Eastman Everett was a great fiend and he will be missed by all We are left with many fond memories

  5. i am sorry to hear of your loss. he was a very pleasant man when he came into the va clinic. with deepest sympathy candi from the farmington va clinic

  6. Dearest Nancy, Some of my most fun memories are of spending the night at your house. Everytime I go home to Farmington and go by your parents house I remember what a great mom and dad you had. My condolences to you, Jerry and Ginger. Much love, Tammy Mills Ward

  7. Jerry, Janiece, and family, Please accept our condolences at Mr. Francis' passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Friday Night Small Group Starratt Road Christian Church Jacksonville, Fl

  8. Nancy, Just found out about your Dad.Sorry to hear about your Dad. 84, my how time does fly. Just seems like yesterday when we were in school. I remember you Dad very well. I very much respected him. I was in Farmington the week before your Dad passed away hunting. I hope I'm not to late with this. May God richly bless you and your family, Richard.

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