From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. JESSE (EFFIE GERTRUDE ROBINSON) FRANCIS
AUGUST 6, 1943
Mrs. Effie Gertrude Francis, 74, died Sunday evening, August 1, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.L. Sullins, at the Chatsworth Methodist parsonage following a long illness.
Her death was not unexpected as her condition had been very critical for some time as result of cancer. The body lay in state at the Roach funeral home until Wednesday morning when short funeral services were conducted by the Rev. J.V. Bischoff, of the Evangelical church. The body was then taken to Rensselaer, Indiana, where funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock with burial in the Weston cemetery at Rensselaer.
Effie Gertrude Robinson was born in Jasper county, Indiana, September 9, 1869, the third daughter of Thomas and Frances Robinson. She received her education at the Indianan State Normal at Terre Haute, Indiana, and later was graduated from the American School of Osteopath in Kirksville, Missouri.
Prior to her marriage she taught in the Indiana public schools for a number of years. She was united in marriage to Dr. Jesse E. Francis, of Rensselaer, Indiana, December 25, 1900. In 1903, Dr. and Mrs. Francis located in Charleston, Illinois, where they practiced osteopathy together for forty years, until March 1, of this year. For a brief period during WWI, they lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Francis was a member of the First Presbyterian church in Charleston, the woman's club, the Sally Lincoln Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Axis Osteopathy Sorority, and until last fall, was for twenty-five years a member of the Charleston Reading Circle.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. J.E. Francis, one daughter, Mrs. Marion L. Sullins, of Chatsworth, Illinois, one granddaughter, Marjorie Ann Sullins; three sisters, Dr. Emma Smith, Hollywood, Calif.; Mrs. D.C. Hinshaw, Ridgefarm, Illinois; Mrs. D.L. Jeffers, Springfield, Illinois and one brother, S.C. Robinson, Rensselaer, Indiana.