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Obituary of Shirley B. FRANCIS

Shirley B. FRANCIS, 90, of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, July 26, 2019 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  


Born October 28, 1928, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of Frank Llewwellyn and Beatrice Ada Owlett Brown.  


On April 20, 1952, in Ulysses United Methodist Church, she married Robert H. “Bob” Francis, who survives.  


A graduate of Ulysses High School and Westbrook Commercial Academy in Olean, NY, she was employed by Anchor Toy Factory in Coudersport.  She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses for 42 years.  


Shirley was a member of the Gold Church and Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary.  She loved to garden flowers and vegetables and had a passion for reading.  


Surviving besides her husband, Bob, are:  two daughters, Audeen (Jon) Vincent of Ulysses and Valerie Barrile-Jones (Rodney) Jones of Harrison Valley;  and wonderful nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by a sister, Thelma (Noble) Chilson;  and a brother, Malcolm O. (Elsie) Brown.  


Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with a Memorial Service following at 11:00 AM.  The Rev. Frank Mickle will officiate.  A luncheon will follow in the church social room.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  


Memorials may be made to the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948. 


Arrangements are under the direction of Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at