Louise Francisco

February 16, 1920 ‒ November 15, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Louise Francisco, age 94, of Fredericktown, passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Mount Vernon. She was born on February 16, 1920 in Chesterville, Ohio the daughter of Willard and Cuba (Mellott) Baxter. Louise retired in 1980 after 13 years of employment as a bookkeeper for the Village of Fredericktown. She was an active member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church and West Side Club.

Louise volunteered for many years at Fredericktown Interchurch and she enjoyed spending her free time in her vegetable and flower garden. She was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and was awarded as the Honorary Chair for the 2013 National Day of Prayer.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Beheler of Alliance, Nancy (David) Williams of Lancaster, two sons, Michael (Teresa) Francisco of Wichita, Kansas and Larry Francisco of Loudonville, five grandchildren, Craig Beheler, Robin Kiesewetter, Amy Yost, Amanda Francisco, Matthew Francisco and two great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Milton “Judd” Francisco, a granddaughter Melissa Beheler; two brothers, Howard and Richard Baxter, two sisters, Mabel Tobin and Lucille Valler.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where friends may call one hour prior. Rev. Keith Bohley will be officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Louise Francisco.


  • So sorry to read of Louise’s passing . Lots of fond memories growing up with the Fransico’s in Batemantown.
    Judy Diehl Dyer

  • I am thankful that God allowed me to be with Louise in a Bible Study for many years. I learnt a lot from her . She loved the Lord with her whole heart mind and soul and knew Him in the Spirit which spelled over on all of us. She was a very loving, giving Lady of God .Always for others! I send my love to all the family whom she loved very much and they loved her in return. I know you will miss her, and are Blessed having her as your Mother, grandmother, etc. We will, too, but we all are rejoicing in the Lord knowing she is continuing In His Presence .My Mother passed a year n a half ago and I miss her, I stand with Jesus in your grief knowing He meets that grief each time with His Love. In His Love, Jean

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Louise’s family and friends. Louise had such a strong faith and was an inspiration to others – she will live on in our hearts. We knew her as a former neighbor and as a prayer warrior in our church.
    In His Love,
    Tom and Sue Kinton

  • Our condolences to Louise’s family. The word “saint” certainly applies to her. Her always cheerful personality was a facet of her Christian life style. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

  • I will always treasure being on the prayer team lead by Louise. She lived and shared the love of God, and the power of prayer. She was a faithful prayer warrior. Praise God that prayers are deathless, they live before God, and God’s heart is set upon them. Carolyn Davis

  • I have know Louise for over two years. I met her at Country Club. She was a dear lady and we prayed several times. She is with her Savior and I am so glad I knew her. God bless all of you at this time of loss. Bobbie McPhail, ODA Ombudsman.

  • It was my privilege to know Louise From church activities and as a great prayer warrior . I felt honored to be her friend. She will be greatly missed. God bless , Suzanne Spence and family

  • Our sympathy at the loss of a great lady. What a privilege our community and church had to have her in our lives for so many years. She will be missed by many friends. Ray and Pat Davis

  • I am saddened at the loss of Louise. She was a wonderful lady whose life was characterized by faith in God and a true prayer warrior! She was a dear friend of my mother’s. I pray that her family will be comforted and have peace in knowing they will someday see their mother again and that she is safe in the arms of Jesus!

  • What a great influence into the lives of many people in our community. Great friend to my mother and all in our family. Many memories, what a blessing her life has been to all that knew her and her husband. Prayers for you Mike and all the Francisco families.

    Dennis & Mary Ellen Hazen

  • Sorry to learn of Louise’s passing. I grew to know her several years ago when she brought her entire family to me for family photographs. I’m sure she will be missed.

  • Dear sweet beautiful Lady ~ It was such a blessing to be able to call you friend/sister in the Lord. I will always miss your special beautiful smile. You were always such a wonderful prayer partner. Thank you. Don felt so happy when you would tell him how much you enjoyed his singing. His comment was, “I love Louise so much.” Say “hello” to him for me. Love, Kathy

  • Our sympathies go out to your family. Louise was a very special friend to my mother Geraldine. They went to church together and enjoyed many activities. She and Judd were just wonderful folks and we know they are together with family and friends.

    May God bless you and your family.