Katherine Mae Francis

February 19, 1927June 26, 2014

Katherine Mae Francis, 87, left this world on June 26, 2014 to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her faith has become sight.

Mae was born on February 19, 1927 in St. Matthews, KY to the late Floyd E. Strait, Sr. and Katherine A. Strait. Mae worked for the Louisville Courier Journal until she married the late Robert A. Francis, Sr. Mae then changed careers to become a devoted wife and mother. Her desire was to serve her Lord by honoring her husband and raise their children in the admonition of the Lord. She was an active member of Jeffersontown Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served in various other unheralded capacities.

Three sisters have preceded her in death.

Left to carry on her memory are sons; Robert A. Francis, Jr. and Richard A. Francis (Beth); grandchildren Cole and Rachel Francis; sister, Emma Lee Johnson; brother, Floyd E. Strait, Jr.; along with a host of family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held in honor of Mae Francis at 3pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd. with entombment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014 from 5 pm to 8pm and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 1, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Bob & JJ Jones

July 1, 2014

You have our deepest sympathy, love and prayers during this time.