OBITUARY

A. Warren Francis

October 1, 1922December 17, 2018

A. Warren Francis, 96, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on December 17, 2018.

Warren was born in Kansas City, Missouri on October 1, 1922 to Monte Warren and Allen T. Francis. He lived in Kansas City all of his life. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a BS in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Law in 1948. He practiced civil litigation and was the attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, District of Missouri from which he retired in 1992.

Warren married Mary E. Holtschneider in 1948 and has two daughters, Patricia M. Campbell and Julie A. Francis. He has two grandchildren, Warren Reed Campbell and Kelly Anne Campbell, two great-granddaughters Liliana Campbell and Cora Fritz. After his first wife passed in 1993, Warren remarried Mary C. Stoll on May 3, 1997. He has three step-children from that marriage, Nancy Berry, Robert Stoll and David Stoll. There are five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Warren served in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He was a First Lieutenant and navigator on a B-17 and flew 31 missions over Europe including Omaha Beach and Normandy Beach on D-Day. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Warren was a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Kappa Alpha Fraternity and DeMolay.

There will be a Funeral Mass held at 10:00am on Friday, December 21 at Visitation Catholic Church, 5141 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Burial will follow in Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • FAMILY

  • Allen T. Francis (deceased), Father
  • Monte (Warren) Francis (deceased), Mother
  • Mary E. (Holtschneider) Francis (deceased), First Wife
  • Patricia M. Campbell, Daughter
  • Julie A. Francis, Daughter
  • Warren Reed Campbell, Grandson
  • Kelly Anne Campbell, Granddaughter
  • Lillana Campbell, Great-granddaughter
  • Cora Fritz, Great-granddaughter
  • Mary C. (Stoll) Francis, Wife
  • Nancy Berry, Step-daughter
  • Robert Stoll, Step-son
  • David Stoll, Step-son
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Reed Campbell, Pallbearer
  • Tom Campbell, Pallbearer
  • David Stoll, Pallbearer
  • Robert Stoll, Pallbearer
  • Mitch Titus, Pallbearer
  • Tim Stoll, Pallbearer

Services

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, December 21, 2018

  • Burial

    Friday, December 21, 2018

Memories

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Sally Webb-Pittman

May 28, 2019

I just yesterday found out you went home to Jesus. I loved Warren. He was such a gentleman. I knew Warren my entire life. He helped my mom and Dad with paperwork helping them get me adopted!! What a gift! Thank you Warren. I remember all of the days at the lake place on the fourth of July. I loved to hang out with Julie. I always seemed to run into Warren and Julie at our local McDonalds. We all loved Julie so much and the way Warren tended to her was like no other I have ever seen. I was just getting ready to call for your anniversary. I was tardy because of vacation. I never failed to send Warren and both Mary's anniversary cards. You will be so missed. I wish I would have had a chance to visit before the news. Warren was part of our family for almost 60 years. Warren was the nicest gentleman I have ever met, so humble. I will miss you Warren but you are home now and my parents were probably there to great you. What a wonderful man and man of God. Thank you Warren for being in our lives.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY