Allene Francisco

(May 26th, 1926 - November 5th, 2017)

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Allene Francisco, 91, Highlandville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 5th, 2017 in Cox South Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1926 in Taneyville, Missouri the daughter of Roy and Mary (Hampton) Stout.  On December 27, 1955 Allene was united in marriage to Ralph Francisco, they shared 55 years together before he preceded her in death on Sunday, November 7, 2010. Allene was a caring and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. Each role she played impacted the lives of her family and friends. She loved her family and her actions over the years showed it. Always going above and beyond with her home life Allene made sure her role as a wife and mother took priority, next to her role as a Christian.  She loved Jesus and demonstrated that love every day. When she wasn’t working to make her home a place of love and everlasting memories, she worked side by side with husband Ralph, assisting in businesses they owned throughout the years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mary Stout; her husband, Ralph; sister, Betty Lou Caton; brother, Melvin Cox; sons-n-law, Tom Higgins and John Eaton. Allene is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Eaton, Springfield, Jo Higgins, Nixa; one son, Rick Francisco, of the home; four sisters, Irene Hamilton, Naomi Snowden and husband Ralph, Darlene McIntosh and husband Tom and Sonya Catron, all of Springfield; 5 grandchildren, Valarie Higgins, Chris Wright, Gwen Wright, Rebekah Francisco, Ashley Knoll and husband, Michael; great-grandchildren, Neven, Kaitlyn, Gabriel and Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Pastor Randy Dalton officiating.  Burial will follow in Ozarks Memorial Park Cemetery, Branson where Allene will be laid to rest next to her husband. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 08, 2017 in the funeral home.  Online condolences may be shared at 

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