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Julia L. (Kent) Francis

December 24, 1959 — May 8, 2021


Julie L. Francis, 61, of Orion, passed away on Saturday, May 8, at her residence.

A memorial visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th Street, Orion.  Per her wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials may be made to her family.

Julie was born on December 24, 1959 the daughter of Jerry A. and Janet M. Ginther Kent.  She married Jeff Francis on March 29, 1980 in Orion.

Julie was employed in customer service with MidAmerican Energy she was also an EMT with the Orion Ambulance.  She loved her trips to Wisconsin and crafting.  She enjoyed shopping and going to casinos with her Mom.  She was a sports Momma attending all her sons sporting events.  Above all, she loved her family and grandkids the most.

Survivors include her husband, Jeff, children, Justin Francis, Jared Francis and Jason (Megan) Francis.  Grandchildren, Cooper, Callahan and Clara.  Her mother, Janet Kent, siblings, Jill (Michael) Richter and Joe (Annette) Kent.

She was preceded in death by her dad.

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Memorial Visitation

Thursday, May 13, 2021

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Ltd.

1301 4th Street, Orion, IL 61273

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