Carol J. “Kit” Francis, 78 years, of Van Wert, Ohio, and formally of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, in her residence, with her family at her side. Carol was born August 8, 1942, along with her twin sister Maryl Jean, in Adrian, Michigan to the late Howard A. and Catherine R. (Jordan) Darm. She was a 1960 graduate of Adrian High School. Carol married Dale Wood in June 1961. She then married Tom Francis in 1983, and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2009. Carol worked as a receptionist and secretary for Dale Ikle, CPA, the Bryan Clerk of Courts for six years. Carol then worked as a Supervisor for Guardian
Securities. Moving to Ocala, Florida, Carol worked for Publix Supermarkets. She was a member of College Road Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida. Carol enjoyed sewing, crocheting and making Christmas gifts for others. She truly treasured the time she could spend with her family and her dog, Gator Girl.
Surviving are her two children, Crystal Francis Clark of Van Wert, Ohio and Eric (Lori) Francis of Auburn, Indiana; three grandchildren, Cristen (Josh) Merillat of Montpelier, Ohio, Joseph Francis of Auburn, Indiana and Chase Francis of Auburn, Indiana; two great-grandchildren, Arie and Ellie Merillat; one sister, Kathy (Ron) McCann of Auburn Hills, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands and three sisters, Alice Funk and her twin sister, Maryl Jean “Mickie” Monroe, Pamela Mason; one brother Richard Darm.
There will be no visitation or services at this time. Private Graveside funeral services will be held at a later date in Shiffler Cemetery, Bryan, Ohio. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 North Lynn Street, Bryan, Ohio.
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