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Doris Jean (Ward) Francis

March 10, 1933 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 86)


Doris Jean Ward Francis 86, of Phelps, KY departed this life Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center.

She was born March 10, 1933 in Johnson County, KY the daughter of; the late Ralph and Opal Marie Daniel Ward.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Harold Francis, seven brothers; Phillip, Roger, Troy, Lewis, Carl, Jeffery and infant brother; Jack, a sister; Jan Ward and two son-in-laws; Jack Wolford and Mike Litafik.

Doris was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family, going to church, listening to gospel music and puzzle books.

She was a charter member of the Delorme Bible Church.

Survivors remaining to honor her memory include a son; Michael David Francis of Johnstown, OH, four daughters; Donna Gale (Clarence) Smith of Ringgold, GA, Linda Carol Wolford of Phelps, KY, Joyce Ann "Joy" Casey of Kimper, KY and Trish (Doug) Bryant of Pikeville, KY, two brothers; Ronald "Ron" Ward of Columbus, OH and Ralph Edward Ward of CA, two sisters; Ernestine (Danny) Collins of Swansboro, NC and Sara Bickford of NC, ten grandchildren; Clarrisa, Rob, Bo, Jason, Bryan, Michael, Christopher, Angie, Kim and Michaele, sixteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter.

She is also survived by a host of other family, neighbors and friends.

Honoring services will be held in the Phelps Funeral Services Chapel with the Reverends; Steve Spurlock and Clarence Smith officiating.

The funeral will be Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. with entombment following in the Mountain View Memory Gardens of Huddy, KY.

Family and friends will be serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be in the chapel, Saturday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. The chapel will be closed at 10:00.

In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Delorme Bible Church of Edgarton, WV.

Arrangements are under the direction of

Phelps Funeral Services INC (606) 456-3926

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May 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services
40 Wolford Street
Phelps, KY 41553

Funeral Service
May 12, 2019

2:00 PM
Phelps Funeral Services
40 Wolford Street
Phelps, KY 41553

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